YouTube support is currently enabled on Gaming and Music. Considering the number of questions involving a specific play from a game, or a demonstration of a technique, I think Sports should allow embedded videos also.

Some questions that would benefit:

(I'm sure there are others; these just came from a quick search for "YouTube".)

So how about it?

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    I'll all for it! Commented May 1, 2012 at 18:09
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    Join the club!
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented May 4, 2012 at 10:58
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    is there any progress being done on this front??
    – posdef
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 5:48

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It's been 5 years and there's still no progress on embedding YouTube videos. Is it not enabled because we are in the beta version and first we need to graduate or it doesn't matter?

Here are the list of the SE sites that currently support embedding YouTube videos. (All of them are graduated). My suggestion is to list examples of questions/answers like in this post from Movies SE where embedding a YouTube video would improve the quality of the question/answer.

The List:

It's also worth to mention some notes from this answer by Robert Cartaino:

Video is not searchable. I'd hate to see a potentially well-worded question that describes the problem reduced to a video link asking "What does this scene mean?" That will contribute absolutely nothing to the future of this site. It's a black box to the rest of the Internet.

We shall always try to avoid this type of useless content.

  • I posted this answer and made it community wiki, because "suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag wiki posts on meta" and hence OP was non-editable.
    – gdrt
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 9:14
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    To clarify the previous @gdrt94's comment, the posts on meta are not editable by users not having editing privileges (which is obtained at 1k on beta sites and 2k on graduated sites). Making the post community wiki lowers this threshold.
    – Martin
    Commented Apr 15, 2017 at 6:45

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