This 2019 updated tool produces code that will work on eBay now and beyond eBay's June 2017 Ban on Active Content.
(eBay does not accept embed code directly from YouTube or Vimeo,
and will also block active content within item descriptions from June 2017 onward.)
May 2017 - The mobile-friendly and eBay-compliant video "thumbnail" provided by this tool looks just like the real thing, complete with cover image and start button. When clicked, the real video will open by itself in a new page in full-screen mode, without the distraction of competing videos, and in full compliance with eBay Links Policy. Use this clickable pseudo-video in your listings for either YouTube or Vimeo videos.
29 May 2018 - YouTube videos of any type have failed to work within eBay's Mobile App since mid summer 2017. eBay App users will need to paste the URL into a browser page, since it won't run in the App. Thus, the URL has been made visible in the video code in this latest version. In your description text, you may want to invite eBay App users to copy and paste the video address into a new browser window.
06 Jan 2019 - If you have your own secure webhost to host your video, you can embed HTML5 formatted video directly within your listing. For broadest device compatibility, your uploaded video should be in MP4 or WebM format. The code to insert in your listing looks similar to these: This tool will generate the code if you provide the URLs for your hosted video.
Upload Video to YouTube, and then
Choose which source to use:
1 Video number
2 Video URL address
3 "Share" link
4 "Embed code"
5 Hosted HTML5 video URL