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ducmons
03-04-2008, 08:21 AM
In order to post a link or embed a video into forums you must first have the video uploaded and hosted on a website. (We do not host videos on Desmo Northwest.) I know I'm giving Google a free plug here (I swear I don't own any stock), but YouTube seems a popular choice. Thus, we're using YouTube to create these instructions.


1) Once your video is on the internet, find the video and pull it up on the webpage.
2) On the right side (or below it) you will see something that says "Embed". You will also see a "Customize" link, where you can select other options if you wish, but not needed. So under the "Embed" section, there should be a field with a bunch of characters that don't make any sense.
http://www.sharemynz.co.nz/uploads/embed%20video%201.jpg
3) Under the "Embed" field, highlight those characters and copy them.
4) Then paste them into your post. Those character are HTML characters, and depending on the video hosting site, they may function properly or you may need to do some editing. (they should all work properly though).

You should end up with a result like this:
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZZKRphfVHqI"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZZKRphfVHqI" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

ducmons
06-01-2008, 08:53 AM
UPDATE.

In case the embedding tags are not working, we added a custom BB code that will work with YouTube.


1) Pull up the video you want to embed.
2) At the top of the page in the address window copy the last part of the link after the "=". (example below, you just copy the bolded text
ie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xauFDkeQq_0
3) create your post where you want to embed the video then add the following.

>>insert the code your copied here<<

With your code it should look like this.

xauFDkeQq_0
Your video will embed itself to your post.

As time permits I'll add other custom BB codes for other media, and we'll also create an icon to make it easier to post videos.

ducmons
06-01-2008, 09:26 AM
Okay folks, added the button so you don't have to write the YouTube (yt) tags.
Just click on the http://www.desmonorthwest.com/images/logos/youtube.gif and paste in your link to the video you want to embed.


UPDATE.

In case the embedding tags are not working, we added a custom BB code that will work with YouTube.


1) Pull up the video you want to embed.
2) At the top of the page in the address window copy the last part of the link after the "=". (example below, you just copy the bolded text
ie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xauFDkeQq_0
3) create your post where you want to embed the video then add the following.

>>insert the code your copied here<<

With your code it should look like this.

xauFDkeQq_0
Your video will embed itself to your post.

As time permits I'll add other custom BB codes for other media, and we'll also create an icon to make it easier to post videos.