Adding a video to a title/episode page - what url do I use?

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I have tried to add the video of a short film that is on YouTube, to the IMDb page for it. I used the "video clips" category and added a (full episode). It has only been a week so maybe too early to be processed and appear anyway, but i wanted to check what link to use.

So I submitted the regular YouTube page url....but should I have use the "embed" url or direct video location url instead? Or doesn't it matter?

bob

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bob the moo

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  • bit stressed but really that is more about work than IMDb - I mean I have a busy few months coming up with a lot of time away from home and overlapping deadlines that will make it hard to focus on one thing....but this probably isn't the place to get help

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Hi Bob -

I don't believe it matters, but I can check with our data editors.  In the meantime, can you post the most recent submission number for the URL submission?
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Bob,

Is this your submission? In that case, I guess it was accepted.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3891382/externalsites
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Yes, this is the Video URL that has now been accepted and listed.  Bob, you don't need to use the "embed" URL  when submitting Video URLs, the URL you submitted was fine.
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Thanks both,
It does seem that I have misunderstood what I was adding because I didn't realize that it would show up in a list of external sites thus:



What I thought i was doing was adding a thumbnail of the video to the front page of that episode, as you see here in this example:

Does it require Pro to have it like this?

bob
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It doesn't require Pro, but I think it requires that the video is hosted by IMDb or a partner, such as a Withoutabox upload.

I think there used to be a thumbnail display of some external videos, years ago.
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Peter your correct, to list a video within the Video Gallery on IMDb, these videos must be uploaded via Withoutabox.

To submit your video, please follow this special link:
https://www.withoutabox.com/login/7301


(If you already have a free Withoutabox account you will be asked to
login; if not, you will be able to create a free account and provide
your film's details via that form.)