How to embed a youtube video??

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How to embed a youtube video??

Post by Gary Compton » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:22 pm

Hi could anyone tell me how to embed a youtube video in my version 10 forum?

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Re: How to embed a youtube video??

Post by KevC » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:23 pm

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Re: How to embed a youtube video??

Post by Gary Compton » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:36 pm

Thats about as clear as mud Kevin. I cant understand why it isnt default like an image, url or flash :D

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Re: How to embed a youtube video??

Post by KevC » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:44 pm

In the admin panel go to the posting tab
Click add new BBcode.
There are 2 boxes.
You paste the first bit code in the first box and the second bit of code in the second box.
That's it.
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Re: How to embed a youtube video??

Post by Gary Compton » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:00 pm

Thanks Kevin!! Once again you helped me :D

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Re: How to embed a youtube video??

Post by Pony99CA » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:16 pm

Gary Compton wrote:I cant understand why it isnt default like an image, url or flash :D
You don't seriously expect phpBB to add site-specific BBCodes for various video (or whatever) sites, do you? IMG, URL and FLASH BBCodes are all generic, but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a standard for Flash Video.

Maybe once most people start using HTML5, phpBB could add a standard VIDEO BBCode (presuming that HTML5 video is always done the same way).

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Re: How to embed a youtube video??

Post by Gary Compton » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:21 pm

Pony99CA wrote:
Gary Compton wrote:I cant understand why it isnt default like an image, url or flash :D
You don't seriously expect phpBB to add site-specific BBCodes for various video (or whatever) sites, do you?
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Re: How to embed a youtube video??

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:39 pm

Gary Compton wrote:
Pony99CA wrote:
Gary Compton wrote:I cant understand why it isnt default like an image, url or flash :D
You don't seriously expect phpBB to add site-specific BBCodes for various video (or whatever) sites, do you?
Yes.
So that would include all of the niche video services (anime or porn, for example) along with YouTube, Vimeo, etc. (Please don't bother replying until you get back to reality. :D)

Seriously, phpBB (like Web browsers) supports the major standard Web formats (so Flash video can sometimes play using the FLASH tags), but it doesn't support site-specific formats. Trying to chase all of them is a fool's errand.

And remember that even the IMG tag likely doesn't support all image formats (because browsers don't). For example, try linking to TIFF, TGA, BMP, FlashPix or Photoshop files and see if they all work.

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