Sunday, 27 May 2007

YouTube . . . My Generation!

Cecilia again (boy, am I glad somebody is asking questions)!


Q: How do I add a YouTube feed to my page. I've tried, but somehow it doesn't seem to want to display!

A: Follow these steps.


1. Find the video clip on the YOUTUBE site - NOT the clip you've seen being streamed on somebody else's page.

2. This is what you need to copy:


3. This is a 'before' and 'after' of the same code snippet. You can see where I've added the tags to center the YouTube window. You can achieve the same thing by using the 'Compile' or WYSIWYG feature.


The following is an excerpt taken from the blurb that accompanied the release of this video clip:

The oldest and greatest rock band in the world - meet The Zimmers and their amazing cover of The Who's "My Generation".

The single was painstakingly recorded between band members having to sit out sections due to treatment for various medical problems. One fainted in over-excitement before she even reached the studios.

Lead singer Alf is 90 - it's quite something when he snarls, 'Hope I die before I get old' and then a little later kicks over a drumkit. Winifred Warburton is 99 and thrashes away at the keyboard. Buster Martin, 100, is the oldest working man in Britain. You have to watch until the end to see his tour de force.

Tim Samuels, the documentary-maker responsible for this event says, "They are all enjoying the rock and roll ride in a very understated way. Some of them might not be able to stand for too long as their knees might give them a bit of gyp, but they are all sprightly enough."

Altogether, they are a formidable bunch!



I hope you gained something from the 'tute', but that you enjoyed the YouTube clip more!

Come back again soon.

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