Problem with YouTube videos and inserting photos from web


  • I recently formatted my hard drive and I'm running Windows 7.  I've installed the latest version of Live Writer but am having a few problems.

    1. Any time I try to insert a YouTube video (Insert Video->From Web->Paste link->click Insert, WLW stops working and windows searches for a solution.
    2. Any time I try to insert a picture, I don't get the option on where to insert it from.  I just get the standard windows file popup and can choose off of my hard drive.  I cannot insert a picture from the web.
    Any ideas what's going on?
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 7:55 PM

All replies

  • 1) You probably just need to install Flash, try going to in Internet Explorer and see if you can watch flash videos.

    2) There was a bug and we had to remove the 'From Web' tab on Windows 7.  As a workaround, open a browser and right click the image you want to put into your post, click copy.  Then in the editing canvas for Windows Live Writer, just paste the image.  This will automatically hotlink the image for you.
    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 9:48 PM
  • Thanks!

    Will the From Web tab be back in the future on Win 7?
    Friday, March 13, 2009 7:51 AM