Affects Version/s: 3.5.5
Fix Version/s: None
Automatic conversion of URLS into an image or video is a very nice feature.
However, there are times when one doesn't want a particular video to be converted.
Having to go into the code to add class=nolink is a hidden feature and therefore not a good solution for most people.
What is a more natural solution is to never, ever convert linked urls. If a user selects some text in the editor and links it to a URL:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCS-H1uYfT8">Watch this video for the next class</a>
I can't think of a reason why that text should be replaced by an embedded video; clearly the user wants that text to be displayed and the audience to follow the link.
Sometimes people actually want the url to be displayed, also:
(For example in a list of references.) But Moodle converts this into two videos!
This is the current behavior in 3.5. I hope it's changed in newer versions.