Saturday, July 12, 2008

How to embed YouTube videos on your blogspot blog

Dedicated to Andrew because he asked so nicely!

1. Sign into your blogspot account as per usual and choose to create a new post.

2. Depending on where you choose to place your video in the post, either write your text before putting the video in or wait until after.

3. In a new tab/window, go to and decide what video you'd like to select.

I chose Rick O' Shea's interview with Mundy at OXEGEN yesterday, not least because I needed at least one OXEGEN post it's funny to see Rick taking photos on his N95 in it...

4. To the right side of the video you'll see the EMBED code.

Just left-click on the code to highlight it all and right-click and choose to copy it to your clipboard (or CTRL-A, CTRL-C and CTRL-V or whatever you find best) :)

6. Return to your blog post screen and switch to the Edit Html view.

7. Paste in your YouTube embed code - it will look something like:
And that's where your YouTube video will appear in your post. You can write as much text as you like before and after it, or indeed just paste it in and publish, it's up to you.

There are probably easier ways of doing it, but that's what I find works for me :) And if it doesn't work the first time, just try again!

Nothing left but to enjoy the video and comments from the people you share it with.

Does that help?


  1. Oh! Is that all there is to it?!? I thought that it was more complicated than that - will have to give it a go!

    Thanks ever so much!

  2. Ah! I'm like Sam above. This is just what I needed. I'm on Wordpress, but it should be about the same... Thanks so much Darragh!

  3. Cheers Darragh, this is why you're getting amassive man-hug when I do eventually meet you

  4. Thanks a million, very helpful! :)

  5. thank you so much- I was having a heck of a time trying to figure this out

  6. Thanks a lot dude. that's what i was looking for.

  7. Yessirreebooddy!

    Thanks for the quick and easy, Darragh.


  8. Thank you thank you! I bow to your superior knowledge!
    Nice blog too.

  9. Any insight on how to stack the videos side by side and on top?

    like so
    Video 1 Video 2
    Video 3 Video 4

  10. Thanks for your information. I was wondering how it could be. But I have one doubt. Edit html is for edit the template. Can we embed different. Does embedding there result in videos in all pages?

  11. Thank you! I so appreciate this. You are a life saver.

  12. Many thanks for the good info -- worked like a charm!

  13. Darragh,
    Thanks for you help. I have a follow-up question. When I embedded my video as you have, it cuts off a little bit of the video. I notice yours is cut off a little on the right, too.

    Is there any way to re-size the video so all of it fits?
    My video has words, and they are getting cut off!

  14. Oh Thank you so very, very much!
    This has really helped (and you won't believe how long I've been trying to figure this out).

    It'll definitely help me improve my blog!

  15. thanks so much this really helped take care :)

  16. I was getting frustrated. Uploading to Blog use to be so simple, and you have made it easy peasy again :-) What a star

  17. That was really helpful. Thanks. One question, though: Do you know how to get it to show the entire video on the post. Your video here is like mine - the very far right side is chopped off. Do you know if there is a way to fix that so that it shows the entire video?