KB1909327: How do I add a YouTube video to my GitHub page??

You cannot embed a video into a GitHub Markdown page, but you can create a YouTube video thumbnail with a link.

MarkdownTableMaker handles the generation of YouTube video thumbnails automatically. Simply, enter the YouTube watch URL into the spreadsheet cell using the <<URL>> syntax.

For example, instead of using this watch URL with the video ID:


… use the <<URL>> syntax:


The YouTube video thumbnail will be generated during Markdown table conversion.

The following is a side-by-side demonstration with the same URL:

  • the normal URL is treated as an ordinary link
  • the other <<URL>> with “template” notation is converted to a YouTube video thumbnail.

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Bitwise Thermodynamics

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