Support the new shorter Youtube URLs for embedding
Youtube has now by default gone with the shorter URL format when trying to share videos. It would save at least one extra step to just be able to input the URL (ie: http://youtu.be/7bUbauza6-8 ) instead of trying to get the long one.
This isn’t currently planned, but it sounds like you may be looking for an easier way to share Youtube videos in general and not specifically this feature.
The URL at the top of the Youtube video is usable with the [youtubevideo] BBCode, so if you go to the video and copy the URL, it will save you the steps of having to click the Share button at all.
Hope this helps!