Adding [youtube] functionality

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Adding [youtube] functionality

Postby AlanM » Wed 04 Dec 2013 9:42 am

Could the powers that be please add the [youtube] functionality to the forums?
It doesn't add any overhead to post size and it give you (admin) control over the size of the presentation as seen by the user.

This format works to embed a youtube video however size can be changed by the poster.
{flash=600,480]http://www.youtube.com/v/20RoAfflGCM&hl=en&fs=1[/flash}
The {} should be [] for it to really display.
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Re: Adding [youtube] functionality

Postby Paul » Wed 04 Dec 2013 10:36 am

Maybe thats something Jeff can look into. I'll make sure he sees this post.
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Re: Adding [youtube] functionality

Postby MichaelD » Wed 04 Dec 2013 11:17 am

I was under the impression this was already enabled on the site; see viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4209
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Re: Adding [youtube] functionality

Postby AlanM » Wed 04 Dec 2013 12:02 pm

MichaelD wrote:I was under the impression this was already enabled on the site; see viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4209

That's the "flash" work around. There is a "youtube" option on all the other phpBB forums I frequent.
I wasn't aware of the "flash" method until today.
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Re: Adding [youtube] functionality

Postby Jeff Johnson » Wed 04 Dec 2013 4:59 pm

I'm not sure what the difference is between your example and the explanation I gave in the referenced post. Can you please elaborate?

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Re: Adding [youtube] functionality

Postby DaKnife » Thu 05 Dec 2013 1:09 am

Simple, that flash workaround is lengthy (especially for those not strong on their script-fu). Whereas when the Youtube option is avail it's a simple set of brackets similar to a URL. This page explains it better and is probably where you need to go to figure out how to add the capability.
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Re: Adding [youtube] functionality

Postby UtahJarhead » Thu 05 Dec 2013 7:40 am

The [flash] tag is awful. I can't get it to work without going to find an example or dig up the tutorial post. Not only that, but the format changed at one point a year or so ago. Then you have to manipulate the URL before you can add it to the [flash] tag.

The [youtube] tag just takes the standard URL and figures out what the video is and embeds it automatically, but still ALLOWING (but not requiring) extra parameters to resize, etc.
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