What I need is to display just the hyperlink without the graphics.
I think the 'Prevent automatic linking' button in the text editor, which inserts span class="nolink" tags around text, is supposed to prevent filter auto-linking. At least, that's how it used to work.
thanks for the hint. I knew there must be a simple way of doing this. Since I have the WYSIWYG editor deactivated I don't see the button. I activated WYSIWYG and editing this post. The "nolink" button created the following code.
<p><span class="nolink"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61lkqSFJPbs">Test Signal HD</a></span></p>
The graphic is still there, I'm afraid.