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message 1: by Elinor (new)

Elinor | 9 comments There's a link to a video interview with me on youtube, but when I try to post the link to my Goodreads Author Page, Goodreads says it is the wrong format. Is there anything I can do to change this?

Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep4bK...

Thanks, Elinor


message 2: by Kerry (new)

Kerry Reis (kerry_reis) | 14 comments You have to understand the proper URL system for YouTube. The actual embed link is:
http://youtu.be/Ep4bKZUMQSE
You use the youtu.be base URL and the 11 random code for the individual video. Try it now.

Kerry


message 3: by Elinor (new)

Elinor | 9 comments Kerry wrote: "You have to understand the proper URL system for YouTube. The actual embed link is:
http://youtu.be/Ep4bKZUMQSE
You use the youtu.be base URL and the 11 random code for the individual video. Try it..."


Thanks, Kerry. If you mean to cut and paste the link you provided, Goodreads won't accept it, either.


message 4: by Kerry (last edited Jan 26, 2015 10:41PM) (new)

Kerry Reis (kerry_reis) | 14 comments Actually, Goodreads wants the embed code, not just the link, which you get when you click on the "Share" link under the video, then click on "Embed" on the little menu that appears below it. You should then copy the code in the box and paste it in the appropriate box on the add video page of your profile. Let me know if that works.

Kerry


message 5: by Elinor (new)

Elinor | 9 comments Yay, that worked -- thank you so much.


message 6: by Kerry (new)

Kerry Reis (kerry_reis) | 14 comments You are very welcome.


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