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Offline The Chief

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #25: July 01, 2011, 11:15:08 AM »
No worries, I'm not looking for sympathy or a pat on the back, just explaining why it hasn't been done yet ;)

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #26: July 01, 2011, 04:50:32 PM »
People have been griping about the lack of embedded video for a while now without any understanding of how time-consuming/tedious it is for me to safely implement something like that in a way that doesn't force it upon people who don't want it.  



I am not a programmer (at all!).   However it is not time-consuming and it doesn't "force" anything on anybody.  Just like having the ability to Bold or Underline doesn't force anyone to use it.  Same thing.

For example, here is the code to allow YouTube clips in vBulletins forums:



<object width="425" height="355">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/{param}"></param>
<param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param>
<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/{param}"
   type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent"
   width="425" height="355"></embed>
</object>


Then, all one has to to do is paste in the unique number for the clip between [YouTube] and [/YouTube].

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #27: July 01, 2011, 05:59:17 PM »
First of all, that is an absurdly cumbersome solution to expect people to use.  I might as well just tell them all to use Nathan's greasemonkey script if I were going to take that approach.  Secondly, it won't work anyway unless I enable HTML in posts, which is a horribly bad idea and a security risk to boot.  Thirdly, it DOES force embedded videos on people because anyone who posted such a video would be forcing it on everyone else who viewed that page of that thread whether they wanted it or not.

I'm not sure what vBulletin has to do with anything as this is not a vBulletin issue.  SMF is perfectly capable of supporting video embedding with the right mods, but as I said before, that's not something I'm going to do in the middle of the season.  There is a new version of SMF out, and I will likely be looking at both it and vBulletin as possible upgrades this offseason, at which time video embedding will be supported on a per-user basis, if possible.

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #28: July 01, 2011, 06:05:42 PM »
Thirdly, it DOES force embedded videos on people because anyone who posted such a video would be forcing it on everyone else who viewed that page of that thread whether they wanted it or not.

I be interested to know how many people browse on phones, I know I occasionally ignore people and click were I don't want to scrolling down, having youtube videos close my browser would be very annoying

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #29: July 01, 2011, 06:06:01 PM »
Why do we need embedded videos?

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Offline The Chief

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #31: July 01, 2011, 06:13:11 PM »
I be interested to know how many people browse on phones, I know I occasionally ignore people and click were I don't want to scrolling down, having youtube videos close my browser would be very annoying

Any excellent point that I hadn't even considered.

Why do we need embedded videos?

We don't, but I have no problem providing the ability for people who want it.  But I also want to provide the option for status-quo for people who *don't* want it.

Offline saltydad

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #32: August 19, 2011, 06:25:27 PM »
If it can be down safely and with a minimum of hassle for the Chief, fine. I like seeing what to click on. But only if it's part of an offseason upgrade; let's remember what brought us all here in the first place- and it wasn't watching vids.

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #33: September 06, 2011, 10:20:20 PM »
Well I tried one mod for this the other night but it didn't have any per-user options and it slowed down the forum by a factor of ten, so...  no.  The search continues.

Offline The Chief

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #34: September 09, 2011, 11:27:34 PM »
Alright folks, here ya go:



I'm not promising I'm going to keep it, but I'm willing to try it out for a bit.

Offline Vega

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #35: September 11, 2011, 12:21:29 AM »
Testing...


Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #36: September 11, 2011, 07:47:13 AM »
Right, this is my personal feeling on the matter as well, but I'm not opposed to giving people the option.  It has to remain an option, though, not a mandatory thing, which is why I don't want to half-ass it mid-season.

Why not?  The Nats have half-assed the entire season.  :lmao:

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #37: September 11, 2011, 12:07:37 PM »
i'd much rather have the ability to embed WNFF posts into youtube videos.  Can you make that happen?

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #38: September 12, 2011, 10:57:15 PM »
My one concern is inappropriate video posting for people who surf at work.

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #40: September 12, 2011, 11:35:28 PM »
Wait is this where we post youtube videos or can we post them in other places? I have a video of Joe Paterno I want to post.  :lmao:

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #41: September 13, 2011, 01:33:20 AM »
Should work any- and everywhere

Offline Kevrock

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #42: September 13, 2011, 11:21:40 AM »
Freaking awesome, thanks. :)


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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #43: September 13, 2011, 11:43:16 AM »
Every time somebody posts a sexual double entendre, I will post this.


Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: YouTube embedding
« Reply #44: September 13, 2011, 11:45:09 AM »
Every time somebody posts a sexual double entendre, I will post this.
You're way behind in the CMW thread.