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Offline Paddyc

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Posting/embedding Video into posts
« on: March 03, 2016, 06:32:47 PM »
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As per title, how can we upload videos into our posts? Is it preferable just to link to the hosting site ie. Youtube, photobucket etc?

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 06:44:37 PM »
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If you encode the video as a .mpg you can upload it, however there is a limit of about 2MB.

I think the best way is to upload to YouTube and embed it using the relevant forum tag.

The format is as follows

Code: [Select]
[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=abcxyz[/youtube] with abcxyz being the individual video ID.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 06:56:28 PM »
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I keep getting "invalid YouTube link" when I use the tags Simon... Can't figure out what the issue could be...  :(

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 07:00:50 PM »
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It's http:// not https://  :cheers:

I've fixed your other posts for you.

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 07:02:18 PM »
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You've went straight to the top of my Xmas card list mate  :cheers:

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 10:41:54 AM »
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I am attempting to link to a YouTube video and failing miserably. Could someone enlighten me on what I'm doing wrong. I followed the instructions provided in this thread.
I'm getting this error (#Invalid YouTube Link include https#)

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 11:24:59 AM »
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https://youtu.be/UH5au1wibXM

Just having a play here...  I got it working by inserting the "Share" link between the the two halves of the pop ups that appear when you press the "Insert Hyperlink" button that is above the smileys here on the forum, when you make a new posting...

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 11:08:34 PM »
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Thank you for the reply. I'll have a go with this in the morning.

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 11:03:04 AM »
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Hmmn

Using the example TopCookie shows, the code to use is generated by the YouTube icon in the menu above.


Pasting the link thus (minus the gap between the https:// and youtu.be

https:// youtu.be/UH5au1wibXM

and then wrapping it in the youtube short tags (minus the extra gaps I've inserted to illustrate )

[ youtube ]https://youtu.be/UH5au1wibXM[ /youtube ]

it should render to show an embedded video

#Invalid YouTube Link include https#

For some reason though, it isn't and shows that error as above!

Weirdly, if I use a url like this (the un-shortened version minus the gap between the https:// and the www)

https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH5au1wibXM

Then it embeds as expected.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH5au1wibXM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH5au1wibXM</a>

And you see the video above this text

Not sure why at the moment, I tested it the other day with various options and it worked fine, and now it's misbehaving.

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 11:38:20 AM »
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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPtGCsyMMPU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPtGCsyMMPU</a>

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 11:41:18 AM »
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Ah...!!!  I've got it now...  Normally, I routinely use the "share" url from YouTube on the grounds that it's shorter than the full page url...  Using the full url and the forum's YouTube inserts, it works as it should...  :)

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Re: Posting/embedding Video into posts
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 12:10:20 PM »
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Ah...!!!  I've got it now...  Normally, I routinely use the "share" url from YouTube on the grounds that it's shorter than the full page url...  Using the full url and the forum's YouTube inserts, it works as it should...  :)


Yes... those short urls should work too as embeds which is a bit of a pain, as I upgraded the plugin and thought I'd tested it and it worked (it did)


Oh well, when I get some time I'll take another look but for now, provided people use the long form url and include the https it should all be golden  :cheers:

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