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How to Post Youtube Videos on this PHPBB 3.0 Forum

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Just for your information, it is possible to post youtube videos on the forum here. Here is how....


1 - There is a box on youtube.com on the video playing page for the "embed" code for posting on websites. Copy that.

2 - Paste that onto the forum here. It will look like this below. I have highlighted the location of the video URL that you need to copy. You don't need the other stuff.

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ht0bAYovdwM&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ht0bAYovdwM&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

3 - You now need to paste your URL from above (the red highlighted bit) and paste into the below where it says URL_HERE


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[flash=425,344]URL_HERE[/flash]
[/b]

4 - The code for the video below is thus....

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[flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v/ht0bAYovdwM&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]


Here it is in action....


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Thanks Keith im sure that will come in handy one day

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Keith Jordan wrote:Just for your information, it is possible to post youtube videos on the forum here. Here is how....
Excellent guidance sir. many thanks - I've just succesfully tried it (on another forum)

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Beowulf wrote:Excellent guidance sir. many thanks - I've just succesfully tried it (on another forum)
You are indeed a gentleman for bestowing upon me the title of sir and thanking me for sharing my new found knowledge with you good fine people here on the NPF Forum. However, I must object - with great authority - to you using knowledge you acquired here on another, potentially dirty, forum! That I cannot abide. Good day, sir! :shock: :lol:

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Keith Jordan wrote:
Beowulf wrote:Excellent guidance sir. many thanks - I've just succesfully tried it (on another forum)
You are indeed a gentleman for bestowing upon me the title of sir and thanking me for sharing my new found knowledge with you good fine people here on the NPF Forum. However, I must object - with great authority - to you using knowledge you acquired here on another, potentially dirty, forum! That I cannot abide. Good day, sir! :shock: :lol:
Touché monsieur. Rest assured your shared knowledge was used for a totally non-grubby purpose!

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Beowulf wrote:Touché monsieur. Rest assured your shared knowledge was used for a totally non-grubby purpose!
One is pleased, Beowulf! Very pleased indeed!!

Now I think everyone should post some videos of something interesting from youtube! 8)

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Keith Jordan wrote:
Beowulf wrote:Touché monsieur. Rest assured your shared knowledge was used for a totally non-grubby purpose!
One is pleased, Beowulf! Very pleased indeed!!

Now I think everyone should post some videos of something interesting from youtube! 8)
Ok, care to start an appropriate thread?

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I have started an appropriate thread, the link being below.

http://forum.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/vie ... 28&t=19591

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Keith Jordan wrote:I have started an appropriate thread, the link being below.

http://forum.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/vie ... 28&t=19591
... and I have already posted to it!

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So then keith, that's got the YouTube stuff sorted, how about links from other video sources; say BBC ones like:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/guitars/vi ... idgilmour/ and

http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/guitars/vi ... gilmour/2/

Can this be just as easily done?

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I'm not sure it can because these videos use javascript to run, i'm not sure javascript will work on the board.

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apocalypse wrote:I'm not sure it can because these videos use javascript to run, i'm not sure javascript will work on the board.
Fair enough; might be worth a try though?

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Youtube allows the "embedding" of videos on other websites so makes that possible on their site. The BBC want control over their content so I dont imagine it is possible.

You can probably save the streams from the BBC though using something like SDP or StreamBox (old legacy version). 8)

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Not sure you're right there Keith. If you look at the links I posted, each of them offers a 'share' option and accompanying embedding code: i.e.,

<object width="448" height="364"><param name="movie" value="http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/external/playe ... ram><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><param name="FlashVars" value="config_settings_suppressCodec=h264&playlist=http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/guitars/em ... ram><embed src="http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/external/player.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="448" height="364" FlashVars="config_settings_suppressCodec=h264&playlist=http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/guitars/em ... d></object>

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I was half wrong then! This forum doesnt allow the <embed> code.