Author Topic: How to embed video in your posts.  (Read 765 times)

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How to embed video in your posts.
« on: May 04, 2013, 01:09:32 PM »
You can embed video from metacafe, dailymotion, veoh, vimeo and youtube in your posts.  Here's how. 

Put the youtube url or the embed text from any of the above sites in your post.   A url will only work with youtube.

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http://youtu.be/CaGpjJ6lH6Q
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<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CaGpjJ6lH6Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Highlight the url or the embed text.  Then press the button that looks like </> (this button is not available on Quick Reply).

This will put embed tags around the text you highlighted. 

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[embed=425,349]http://youtu.be/CaGpjJ6lH6Q[/embed]
or

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[embed=425,349]<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CaGpjJ6lH6Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/embed]


Change the width and height in the embed tag to better suit your video.

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[embed=640,360]http://youtu.be/CaGpjJ6lH6Q[/embed]
or

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[embed=640,360]<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CaGpjJ6lH6Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/embed]
« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 08:53:37 AM by Writer Arena »

Pia

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Re: How to embed video in your posts.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 08:15:30 AM »
I tried to post one of my favorite short films Still Life earlier, but it didn't work. I tried it with the youtube url  and the youtube embed code.

Also, what is the </> button?

Daniel Botha

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Re: How to embed video in your posts.
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 08:23:02 AM »
Hi Pia,

I'm probably not very good at describing this, but I'll give it a go. If you hit "reply" (not the "quick reply" option) to a thread, you should see a toolbar of multiple things you can do. You have the smileys you can use and different font options.

Above the smiley face options, in the second row of features you should see a button that looks like this:  "</>". When you hover your cursor over the button, it says "Insert Embed".

To embed a video you click that button and then post the embedding code of the video between the brackets.

Not sure if that helps you at all, but it's the best I got :)

Dan

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Re: How to embed video in your posts.
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2013, 08:39:12 AM »
I tried to post one of my favorite short films Still Life earlier, but it didn't work. I tried it with the youtube url  and the youtube embed code.

Also, what is the </> button?

I'm not allowing people to put html in their posts unless it's between the embed tags.   Daniel described the button above but you can also just use the tags in your post.  Copy the code below and insert the youtube url between the embed tags.

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[embed=640,360]youtube url or embed text[/embed]