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Is there any way I could embed a video in my question?

How can I attach a video to a Stack Overflow question to better show what's happening and what the end result that I am looking for is?

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This belongs on meta, but you know you can always link to things. Not sure if I'd really click on a video link though TBH; I'd lean toward using an animated gif instead where animation is necessary. –  lc. Nov 8 '12 at 19:12
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Keep in mind that when posting a question or answer it should be self-sufficient. You shouldn't be dependent on external links for the post to be useful. Linking to a video is fine, but you shouldn't just link to a video. The question should be answerable even if the link breaks. –  Servy Nov 8 '12 at 19:25

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Post your video to youtube and make it only visible by Link, then post it here

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Even if Stack Overflow supported embedding videos, It would probably be more appropriate to just post a link to the video anyway.

Imagine opening a question, and then being presented with a large embedded video. It's obnoxious, and pulls attention away from the rest of the problem description.

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Not to mention it slows down the page load. I can't stand when I load a page that has a bunch of embedded videos and I have to sit there and wait for them to all load before my page works properly... –  animuson Nov 8 '12 at 19:27

upload to youtube and provide a link?

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Just post a link to the Video hosted on some website like youtube or vimeo

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