The easiest way to embed video from several online video hosting services is to use the Video embed tool. This tool supports a number of different video types from several popular sources, including YouTube.

This page documents how to use the YouTube video extension, an older video extension. Videos added using the YouTube tag are automatically converted to file pages so as to help reduce page load time and improve video data tracking. A few exceptions exist and are listed below.


Using the Youtube extensionEdit

To add a video using the YouTube extension, you need the id code for the video. The string of letters and numbers after "v=" in the URL is the id code. So for the URL: the id code would be CCz1kmfqL7g.

YouTube videos are embedded using two tags, with the id code for the video you want to show between them:

<youtube>id code</youtube>

"id code" is the code from the YouTube URL. So in this example, you would use:


You can change the width and height of the video box

  • Width is controlled with width="xxx", where xxx is the number of pixels. The default is 640 pixels.
  • Height is controlled in the same way with height="xxx". The default is 385 pixels.

So the example from above could be:

<youtube width="200" height="120">CCz1kmfqL7g</youtube>


Once this youtube tag is added, on save the tag will be converted to a file page, pulling the name from the youtube video name. Only the width is converted, except if the height is designed for use in an audio player. Attribution on the file page is attributed to the user who added the YouTube tag. This happens in all circumstances except the following exceptions.


Audio FilesEdit

If the youtube tag is being used for an audio file and has a height equal to or less than 30 pixels, then the conversion will not take place.

An example is: <youtube width="100" height="25">cqTRHblVB4Y</youtube>

This results in:
Game Of Thrones - Season 5 - Dance Of Dragons - Ramin Djawadi

Game Of Thrones - Season 5 - Dance Of Dragons - Ramin Djawadi

Further Help and FeedbackEdit

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Videos are a great way to showcase information and keep readers engaged on your community! The video embed tool makes it possible to quickly and easily add videos to an article page.

Videos can also be included in galleries and most other locations where images are supported. Videos that are under 400px wide will play in the media lightbox.


Note: If you are using VisualEditor, see Help:Videos for instructions.
  • Click the "Video" icon, which can be found in the Add features and media module on the right side of the screen. In the classic editor's source mode, it can also be found in the toolbar.

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  • A pop-up box will appear and allow you to paste in the full URL for the video you wish to add. For example:
  • Once you have chosen a video, click "Next". This will provide options where you can customize how the video is displayed, as well as choose a different file name if you want.


  • When you are happy with the options, click "Add a video". The video will become a file in the wiki and will be inserted onto the page you are editing.
  • Since the video now exists in the wiki as a file, it can be reused around the wiki as many times as you like.

Supported sites

Videos can be embedded from selected internet video providers:

See also

Further help and feedback

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