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Old 03-11-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
williamfromtexas
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embed videos into posts?


Hi!

Is it possible to embed a video into a blog post on this website? In my case the service is Vimeo, but Youtube also applies. I have a link and also the HTML embed code.

Sorry, I did search for all the key words I could think, didn't see an answer..
 
Old 03-11-2010, 02:12 PM   #2
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Posting rules.

BB code is On
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[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
 
Old 03-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
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BB code is On
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Is HTML ever on? Like if you're a Senior Member or a mod? Is it even dependent upon member status?

(also I think this would be more appropriate in LQ Feedback, no?)
 
Old 03-11-2010, 02:21 PM   #4
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no i think the only people who can post html are mods/admins and even then probably in certain forums
as for videos, wouldnt simply posting a link to a video be sufficient?
 
Old 03-11-2010, 03:08 PM   #5
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I also don't understand why can't you just post a link to a video?

Personally I find that approach less obtrusive and more versatile.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 03:25 PM   #6
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exactly, linuxquestions has these features disabled (such as [img] tags in forum posts) for a reason
that being to make the site as accessible to the widest range of audiences possible, including those who have slow internet connections (eg dsl or dialup)
 
Old 03-11-2010, 05:53 PM   #7
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Everything said here is true. Not sure about the mods/html bit though. <a href="http://www.example.com">Examples</a> can be posted to test it. IIRC, there is a cut down set of html commands available to all.

And I have moved this to LQ Suggestions and Feedback.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 04:27 AM   #8
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I think it's a bad idea. Just link to the video. Imagine if lots of people embedded videos into a thread, it would surely cause lag and instability.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 08:49 AM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback. We have no plans to allow embedded video at LQ at this time.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-12-2010, 09:13 AM   #10
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If a image is attached then it is automatically shown as thumb print of image at that post !
clicking on that redirects to full size picture.


Similarly when a video link is attached. If there is a 80 X 80 size video frame can be a good idea. Always linking to other sites ...? looks like promoting others. Why should LQ be fully featured forum ?


I hope we will see this feature soon.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 05:28 AM   #11
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Sweet! My first real post and I already cause some discussion!

I bring this up because the feature would really help out my LQ blog, specifically this post: Spanish Holiday Video.

I was hoping there would be BBcode like some other sites have implemented, though I would definitely second the suggestion above for a static image linking to the video. But I understand that it might be a hazard to the site.
 
  


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