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Video in eBay listings *Solved*

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Morning Guys

I think this might be useful to some of you.  I was struggling to get a video embedded into my eBay listing.  Managed to get some code to paste in using this tool  but eBay immediately rejected it as 'active content'.

So I did a bit of digging and found that there is an alternative on a site called 'Flipper Tools' which is much simpler and seems to work much better.  You can find it here:

You simply generate the code and copy it in the the HTML editor section.  You can then switch back to the Standard Editor and add your text and position everything.

The other benefit of using this one is that it *seems* to work on mobile devices too!  Certainly works on my iPhone.  Give it a try and let me know if it works on your device!



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Just thought I better add this as I just found the full policy on eBay links here:


So it seems links are allowed but you can't brand them.  Ups!  Maybe this will get rejected then! 

What are the guidelines?

Product videos

Links to product videos are allowed as long as you follow these guidelines:

  • You must be the owner of the underlying rights, including intellectual property rights, or be authorized to distribute it by the owners of such rights
  • The video is specific to the product being sold, such as a product review, demonstration or installation video
  • The video included in the listing must be either:
    • An embedded video that uses HTML5 video while complying with eBay's active content requirements, or
    • An external link directly to a video hosted on one of the following sites:
      • YouTube
      • Vimeo
      • Brightcove
      • Ustream
      • Kizoa
      • DailyMotion
  • The video does not violate any eBay policy. Violations include videos that contain:
    • Contact information, such as email addresses, phone numbers, or social media links
    • Web addresses
    • Adult content
    • Links to prohibited items
    • Payment services that are not accepted by eBay
    • Malware or viruses
    • Malicious scripts that redirect outside of eBay

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