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You Tube Oldies But Goodies Bring Back Memories For BoomersDo you remember all the T.V. shows we used to watch when we we were growing up? And on black and white televisions? Well, if you don’t already know, you can now watch these again…for free…on YouTube. These oldies but goodies are available to watch over and over…and have something else on your TV that is not the your kid’s latest music video or Netflix series.

Just like Google Search, YouTube has a search bar that allows you to find that show from days past. It’s incredible how many are on there and how many “vaults” have coughed up classics like Carol Burnett, Mash, and…the original Batman?!

Here are a few clips…and then lets take a quick look at how they’re linked here.

Enjoy Free Viewing

Here are a couple of sample clips but you are certainly welcome to go to YouTube and find many others. You don’t even need an account.

I’m a huge Carol Burnett fan, especially anything with Tim Conway when he makes Harvey Korman crack up. Could you keep a straight face?  Here’s a look at “The Dentist”.

There are also a great many bloopers that are worth watching. By the way, the above clip has had over 211,000 views…not bad considering that it was posted 8 months ago.

OK, just have to include a Batman video…an original so don’t expect all the fancy special effects and “dark knight” innuendos. This one is a lot of fun, it shows the Dynamic Duo’s wall climbing skills with cameo appearances from some of the top celebrities of yesteryear.

This clip was posted 3 years ago and has received over 428,000 views…wow!

Learn How to Embed YouTube Videos?

Embedding videos right from YouTube is incredibly easy if you have a website and want to include clips for your visitors. Here is what you need to do:

Is It OK To Use Other’s Videos?

Absolutely! And if you’re not sure, you can check on the “share” tab to see if they have allowed their videos to be shared. It there is an embed code then they are giving their permission for you to use their video.

Just note that when others click on a video you have used they will be watching the video with whatever ads or links the creator has included.

Optional: Create an Account

If you plan on using these videos on a regular basis, i.e. on a website, it would be useful to create your own account. This will let you not only subscribe to your favorite clips but also rate and comment on them.

Some websites, such as Baby Boomers Learn to Blog, will upload self-made videos to their channel so that others may view and even potentially share them.

Here’s How to Grab a Video

The example used here is the one that I used for the Carol Burnett clip above. You want to scroll down below the video and look for this:

YouTube Screenshot of How to Embed Videos

Click on “Share” and the tab will open to the highlighted blue code that you see in the screenshot. You can copy and paste that to your site. You will want to ensure that you have your cursor at the place you want the video to show. The Carol Burnett clip above used this share feature.

Just note that videos on your site will not show up in draft mode but you can still see it in “Preview”, assuming you are using WordPress.

While in Preview don’t be alarmed if you don’t see the video at first. Simply refresh the page and it will come up. It will certainly be on your post once you hit “Publish”.

You can also embed the code directly into your “text editor” in WordPress. If you look at the screenshot below, you will see that the “embed” tab provides you with the code. The Batman clip above was used using this feature.

YouTube Screenshot of How to Embed Videos in the Text Tab

And that’s how easy it is to include videos on your blog posts.

Here’s a few interesting facts:

  • YouTube began in February of 2005
  • In 2006, Google bought the video company
  • I did not know this: the creators were previous employees of PayPal…hope they made a small fortune when they sold their company.

I hope you have enjoyed the videos and the easy steps to include one on your website. If you would like to learn more about working online then take a look at my recommended online training center.

Thanks for reading and please leave me a comment below if you have any questions.

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