How to open youtube in MeFi posts? March 12, 2011 11:20 AM   Subscribe

Where do I find the YouTube in-post code?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I don't know how to set up the new feature that allows us to open youtube videos without going to another page. I have been tabbing out of the tsunami/earthquake thread a lot in order to watch footage. Can someone help me?
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 11:20 AM (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Click 'preferences' at the top of the page, check the box next to 'Inline comment updates?' and then click 'Save your preferences'. That should add a little yellow play icon next to YouTube and Vimeo links.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:29 AM on March 12, 2011

My Profile -> edit profile -> there's an option for "YouTube & Vimeo video inline?"; check that.
posted by inigo2 at 11:30 AM on March 12, 2011

Thank you both!
posted by tzikeh at 11:34 AM on March 12, 2011

oops, I meant the option 'YouTube & Vimeo video inline?'. Thanks for the correction inigo2.
posted by pb (staff) at 12:11 PM on March 12, 2011

pb: Where did I leave my keys?
posted by special-k at 2:41 PM on March 12, 2011 [4 favorites]

Trace your steps backwards from where you are now to when you last used them. If that doesn't work, look under the cat. Cats seem to fancy 1) hiding things from you, and 2) sleeping in uncomfortable positions.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:09 PM on March 12, 2011

I don't know where exactly, but I know they will be in the last place you look.
Otherwise you'd keep looking.
posted by inigo2 at 4:19 PM on March 12, 2011

Found it. They were in my pants (wtf!?!). Off to meetup!
posted by special-k at 4:22 PM on March 12, 2011

Cool. Preferences have been edited. Does it work?
posted by NoMich at 8:23 PM on March 12, 2011

Oh, I guess it doesn't work in comments. Oh well.
posted by NoMich at 8:25 PM on March 12, 2011

It works if you use URLs instead of a URL shortener.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:30 PM on March 12, 2011

Like this?
posted by NoMich at 8:31 PM on March 12, 2011

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