According to Settings->Media, auto-embeds are enabled on the Cooking.SE blog. So, we should be able to embed a YouTube video by just putting the URL by itself on a line, or by using the [youtube=] syntax.

However, neither works.

Nor does using the embed code (iframe version) that YouTube will generate for you (it gets stripped out when you save).

Please enable embeds on Cooking. I hear Photo wants it as well, so if you made that settings checkbox actually work...

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Taking a peek at Arqade's blog, which has been using youTube videos since antiquity, apparently the syntax for embedding youTube videos isn't just a raw link or surround with brackets. Rather, the correct syntax is [embed]<youTubeURL>[/embed]. That should work if you use it that way.

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