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Posted:HOP now automatically embeds youtube!!!!!



what you have to do is create a proper reply, click on 'URL' in the Instant UBB Code section, and paste your youtube url into both the url and title boxes...

thats this url (the one with the arrow pointing at it), not the one from the browser bar....


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georgemc
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Posted:Well spotted Mr Cat!!
Malcolm just finished doing this late last night.

Here's the instructions:
http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/faq.php?Cat=0#youtube
(make sure you get the right link to paste in)

Enjoy!
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TheWibbler
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Posted:wink



That's a good idea smile



Nice to see hop keeps up to date with what's going on over at spherculism



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Pyrolific
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Posted:(and the rest of the web matt! wink)

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pineapple pete
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Posted:uhm... all the urls for the videos in my vid thread *are* from the browser bar, yet they still embedded themselves. is there anyway to have it so it just links?

that aside.. wonderful going malcolm smile hug


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Malcolm
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Posted:Pete



You can remove the www from in front of youtube.com and it will not embed.

Or on your video settings at youtube you can set to not allow embedding of your video.



Wibbler



Did not know you also doing the same thing. I copied the embedding code from youtube. I think it is a great feature and many other sites have taken advantage of it



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pineapple pete
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Posted:hmmm, gave it a go then, still embedded. also, embedding of my first two videos in my thread is turned off, the video comes up, but when play is pressed, it says 'the use has chosen to not allow this video to be embedded, click here' or something like that.

p.s. not wanting to sound like im complaining.. just thought id let you know smile

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pineapple pete
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Posted:also, come to think of it... could it be that im using firefox?

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FireTom


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Posted:Great feature, Malcolm clap Thanks for that biggrin

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bluecat


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Posted:incidentally, the best way i've found to get the actual url of something you like and want to share is to quote the post that contains that video, then copy and paste. is there a better way?

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pineapple pete
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Posted:hmmm, to clarify.. it doesnt matter which URL you use. you can use the one from the address bar (up the top of the screen) and it works perfectly

to *not* show a video however, you have to remove the "http://www." part so its just "youtube.com/etc"

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Yakumo
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Posted:I realised how to link to a video, and keep it as a clickable link that you name yourself, you just need to insert a variable after the ? with normal address notation. Don't worry, example to follow for all you lovely non webgeeks smile



(space added before the = to stop the url= becoming a link, so you can see)



eg : [url =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OwUFh_Fbp4]this text wont be shown because of the video being embeded[/url]



becomes: [url =http://www.youtube.com/watch?foo=0&v=3OwUFh_Fbp4]this text WILL show as a normal HoP link[/url]



proof : Enjoy the Hyperlight Video



this can also be done when you want to just drop a quick link in without the URL tags



http://www.youtube.com/watch?foo=0&v=3OwUFh_Fbp4



HoP will convert it to a link with the same text as the URL, and youtube will just ignore the foo=0 completely.



so the addition to break the auto embedding (foo=0& in the example) starts immediately after the ? give the variable any alphabetical name (foo was the example anything from the alphabet works, one character or more) = 0 (a value, again anything works) and importantly an ampersand (&)before the actual video id (the v= bit at the end of all youtube video urls)



I hope that's decipherable to those that wish to link rather than embed smile


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pineapple pete
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Posted:erm.. yakumo, i just posted a slightly simpler, yet just as effective alternative above you ubblol smile

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Yakumo
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Posted:putting [url =youtube.com/watch?v=3OwUFh_Fbp4]mylink[/url]

gives a broken link to "http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/youtube.com/watch?v=3OwUFh_Fbp4"

though. (as without the http://
it ends up relative to current directory on the server)



and just




doesn't create a link at all as the bbcode link parser is seeking http://
or www.



hence my post above hug


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pineapple pete
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Posted:aha, my mistake.. what you do, is remove the 'www.' but keep the 'http://' smile

ie. [ url=http://youtube.com/watch?v=NJz02Nh99Cs]testing testing[/url] produces testing testing

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Yakumo
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Posted:arg, how did i not try that redface redface
, I'll blame UCoF for the slave labour ubbloco

awesome vid btw smile


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UCOF
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Posted:Shuddup bitch, get back to work!

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FireTom


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Posted:What's happening?



I notice a lot of (my) links, instead of embedded vids lately... anything not working or new procedure we should know about?



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[edit) Problem solved. LTC made me aware that due to my regional settings of youtube, the links always contain a country coding ahead of the url (like .uk or .de) and looks something like this:



http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Amkphd9Mo



http://de.



This way it doesn't embed - it needs to be in this fashion:



http://www.








if you got regional settings on youtube (upper right button "site" needs to be set to "global" or they will add country abbreviations to all URLs) you need to copy the URL and manually exchange ".dk .uk .pl .de" (or whatever your extension is) with "www." or the video won't embed.

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Irinus
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Posted:Does anyone know if HoP can / will be able to embed videos from juggling-specific video hosting websites? (e.g. juggling.tv). Looks like the ones that have sprung up are here to stay so may be worth the (undoubtedly considerable) effort?

I haven't tried using the 'embed' code from these sites in posts as I'm guessing it's for embedding into websites and not UBB, but please let me know if I should.

(I did a search, but I haven't been around for a while so I might have missed some obvious developments)

Thanks in advance

p.s. sorry if this double-posts as the last attempt hanged


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Posted:this is so cool

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hazephase
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Posted:I cant figure out how to put a video on the forum

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FireTom


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Posted:hazephase, they updated the way of embedding...

Now don't panick, just follow the lead

If you make a new thread or "switch to full reply screen" you come to a menu - do that for a second now...
the button is under the "Quick reply" entry window (just below every last post in the thread)

are you there?

On the left you see categories

"Subject"
"Posting icon" and
"Post".................... followed by a smiley, a globe, an envelope, a funny little picture and a monitor - it's the 5th icon (later coming three horizontal lines etc)

direct your cursor over the monitor

it says "enter a media tag"

*click* and the dropdown menu gives you options: to embed Google, Myspace, Yahoo and YouTube.

click and enter the URL (adress of the video as it appears in either the adress bar on the top of your browser (in youtube you have two options "URL" and "embed" - choose the URL) when prompted

click OK

there you go smile

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dudekmk


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Posted:uhhhh im really new at this and idk how to use this web site even... or the member stuff...

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FireTom


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Posted:sorry dude - so far no tuts on "how to use HoP" - your intuition is required... but you can always aks specific questions (maybe in the "Help" section (in "Social Forums")

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Posted:Um, so how do you do it now that Youtube has changed? There's still an embed link but no seperate url.

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EpitomeOfNovice
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Posted:All you need to do on full screen reply is place you video URL copy and paste into the video widget when you select youtube video and voila! smile

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