Github – How to embed a YouTube video on GitHub wiki pages

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I am fairly new to markup (though it's extremely easy to pickup). I am working on a package and am trying to get the wiki pages looking nice as a help manual. I can insert a YouTube video link into the wiki page pretty easily but how do I embed a YouTube video. I know this may not be possible.

I have read you can use HTML tags so I tried embedding with HTML per this link as follows:

<object width="425" height="350">
  <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwLoveWatercom?v=BTRN1YETpyg" />
  <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
  <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwLoveWatercom?v=BTRN1YETpyg"
         type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
         wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" />
</object>

And saved the page but nothing happened.

  1. Is it possible to embed a YouTube video on GitHub wiki pages?
  2. If so how?

Best Solution

It's not possible to embed videos directly, but you can put an image which links to a YouTube video:

[![IMAGE ALT TEXT HERE](https://img.youtube.com/vi/YOUTUBE_VIDEO_ID_HERE/0.jpg)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOUTUBE_VIDEO_ID_HERE)