Add Youtube Vidoes to your Blog, Website or Ebay

Adding a Youtube video to your blog, website, eBay auction listing, eBay About Me page or eBay blog is simple. All you need to do is copy the code provided in the embed box, in the about this video section, then paste into your blog post under edit HTML, or in the <body> section of HTML code of the webpage. With eBay auctions, when filling out the sell item form go to item description, click the enter your own HTML tab and paste the code in there. More detailed info is available at Sharing YouTube Videos on Youtube.

Here's some tweaks you can do to the code I think are worth a mention. Add the following code to the embed code provided to center align the video:

<center><Embed Code Here></center>

You can add code for the video to autoplay. Add the code &autoplay=1 as shown in the example below:

<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

You can also rescale the size of the embeded video player by changing the width or height attributes in the code. Here's an example of code with amended height and width attributes and what it looks like below:

<object width="200" height="125"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="200" height="125"></embed></object>

A smaller scale video like that above can be easily added to the standard sidebar of a blog. In blogger go to customise>add new page element, choose HTML/JavaScript to add to blog, then paste in your embed code into the content box and save changes. Just add more embed code to the content box for more videos. Incidentally, blogger have recently added the Video Bar page element where you enter search term(s) for youtube/google videos to be displayed. This is more generalised, so if you want to display specific videos and more/less than four videos, I would recommend using the add HTML/Javascript element method outlined above.

Also see:

Make a Slide Show Video of your Art for Youtube
And We have Youtube Sound
Original Art by Naj on Youtube
Animal Loving Artists on Youtube
ACEO UK on Youtube


shadfan66 said...

Hi Naj, some useful tips there, thanks for that. Will be using them in future to improve the presentation of You Tube Vids on my blog / web site

Naj said...

Thanks John. Nice to know someone finds this useful!

கிரி said...

I have added the youtube in my Blog sidebar.

Thank you so much for ur tip

潘云闲 said...

Great article and your blog template is so cool. Is this template free or not. If so, Where could i download this template? if not, how much does it cost? Thanks a lot!
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Naj said...

The template is an adaptation of the Blogger template TicTac (Blueberry).

I've modified the colors and used some of my own graphics, and tweaked a little by editing the code.