Originally Posted by vkrish
Hey can someone tell me how to post a video link without actually downloading that video
If you just want to post the YouTube link without actually embedding the video in the post, the easiest method is:
copy and paste the url (link) into the post;
insert a 'blocker' character, eg
Although the http... prefix may sometimes appear as a link in the finished post, the ■
serves to disrupt the url coding and prevents the video from being downloaded/embedded.
The blocker can be any character so long as it's readily identifiable as a blocker and not mistaken as part of the link.
The blocking character can be easily deleted by a third party when they copy and paste the link into their browser.
The blocking character I've used in this example, ■ , is ALT+254 coloured red.
[ie while the ALT key is held down, key 254 on the number pad, then release]