Originally Posted by Lantzer
Question--has anyone pinned a youtube video before?
Pinterest had set up a way to pin a YouTube video, but YouTube changed something and broke it. That happens frequently - I had a program that let me download videos but it needed to be upgraded regularly because of changes in YouTube which stopped it working.
I found an entry on the pinterest blog &, in the comments, there was a discussion about this.
One user found a way to create a pin by starting the video & pausing it a couple of seconds in - once an image appeared. It looks like the 1 or 2 seconds of blank screen at the start of most videos prevents Pinterest from "seeing" the video. He had a detailed work around that worked for some (but not all). I'll look for it and post it here if I find it.