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Posted Oct 24, '10 at 8:40pm

Reton8

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Video's should be allowed to be embedded in threads and Post like on facebook (were they have to be clicked before they play). I know embedded walkthrough videos have been suggested on game pages, but this is for the forums.

It's probably already being implemented, but I don't want it to be overlooked.

 

Posted Oct 24, '10 at 8:47pm

Ernie15

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The code used on Arcade Boss looks like this:

[youtube]videourlgoeshere[/youtube]

I wouldn't be surprised if they used that code. It seems like the most logical way to do it, as it can't be too hard to do...

But I don't know a thing about coding.

 

Posted Oct 24, '10 at 9:09pm

Joe96

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That would be cool...Only thing is I still have a tough time getting an image on here :P

 

Posted Oct 24, '10 at 11:23pm

Freakenstein

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Unless I'm blind, I went through all 9 pages of this forum and found no other thread that primarily talked about embedding videos on threads. I poked around though, and found that no one likes having videos on threads because the thread should load very quickly. The only thing I could think of is that the team could work around the framework and make a {youtube} {/youtube} BBCode so that it would put the video there and still have the option to click on said video. If the videos load automatically, good bye forums.

 

Posted Oct 24, '10 at 11:44pm

Reton8

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Unless I'm blind, I went through all 9 pages of this forum and found no other thread that primarily talked about embedding videos on threads. I poked around though, and found that no one likes having videos on threads because the thread should load very quickly. The only thing I could think of is that the team could work around the framework and make a {youtube} {/youtube} BBCode so that it would put the video there and still have the option to click on said video. If the videos load automatically, good bye forums.

Yeah, same thoughts here though. If they loaded automatically that would be bad.

But, have you ever noticed how it's handled on facebook. They just appear as thumbnails with a play button for the most part. They are NOT set to automatically play. The video must be clicked on to play it. When the page first loads the videos load just as a small thumbnail image would, because it is just a thumbnail preview until you click on it. It happens very fast. That's the kind of embedded video, I'm talking about.( Unless that technique has a different name.)

I was surprised it was suggested yet either.

 

Posted Oct 25, '10 at 8:58am

Asherlee

Asherlee

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Knight

It was mentioned within another thread about [video]xxxxxxxxxxxxxx[/video]. But, I'd agree with it. I'm not sure it should be allowed in every forum section, though.

 

Posted Oct 25, '10 at 9:55am

MrDayCee

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Then the best way, to have both sides happy, would be to make a separate forum where you can upload/link certain videos! =)

But, I don't think this is a good idea though...
- Risk of having obscene videos posted;
- Lagging in pages loading;
- Risk of having 1000s of threads called "I like THIS video!!"... ;)

 

Posted Oct 25, '10 at 10:05am

Freakenstein

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If there is anyway to, at first, have the video show up as a link so people can see what the video is about, then, after clicking it, bring up the video itself so they can watch it, that would clear up many negative issues. After all, if it is not automatically viewed, individual users have less time to bring up a full page, they can check if the page is obscene, aaand....actually, the third one the mods can take care of that if it's spammy enough.

 

Posted Oct 25, '10 at 10:17am

MrDayCee

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True on all counts! But having to load all those extra links and video previews would cause some extra lagging in the page load there... ;)

 

Posted Oct 25, '10 at 10:20am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

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Well the idea is to only load the links until you yourself click on it, so the rest of the page would fully load. It would be only until you click on the link when the actual video loads.