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#1 Rowdy Yates

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 03:36 PM

http://www.hoyt.com/...ct Testing&v=53




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Edited by Rowdy Yates, 29 January 2010 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 04:31 PM

Three Problems:

1) To insert a video into a post one need only click the "Insert Media" button. (Looks like this... Posted Image )
Then, paste the full URL of the video into the box that pops up and click the button that reads "Insert Media" at the bottom of that pop up. You should then see within the body of your post something that looks like...
[media]http://www.address-to-video.com/&v=some-random-numbers-and-such[/media]
If it doesn't look like that with the "media" tags in front and back - and it always should without any problem - then stop and make it look like that.

2) You used the incorrect URL above. You used the URL to the page that houses the video which is...
http://www.hoyt.com/videos/index.php?v=53
The actual URL to the video itself, however, is...
http://www.hoyt.com/videos/index.php?c=Product+Testing&v=53
On many sites (like YouTube), the URL is the same. On some sites it isn't. It's up to you to find out. In this case, the second URL was found in a bar at the top of the video player itself on that site. (Next to "Share: Facebook MySpace Twitter" in a box labeled "URL".) Any time a "URL" box code is provided like that, use it if in doubt. (NOT what is found in an "Embed" box as this will contain extra code not needed.)

3) Unfortunately, in this case, that particular video does not appear to be compatible with our inline player. (Hence why it didn't work in my post above even with the correct URL and tagging.) I don't know why it wouldn't be, but it isn't. :lol: So, in a case like this, you could have done everything right and still had no luck.

In your initial post above, I could tell you hadn't done something right immediately due to the fact that your address was clickable and had the "shortening elipses" after ".com/" and before "ct+". This is most often a sign that the "media" tags were not properly placed before and after the video URL and the forum posted it as a standard link as a result. Note how in my reply above you see the full URL with no elipses and that the link is not clickable. (If you were an admin or moderator and clicked to edit my post above you would then also see the "media" tags as well.
[media]address in here[/media]
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:20 PM

Three Problems:

1) To insert a video into a post one need only click the "Insert Media" button. (Looks like this... Posted Image )
Then, paste the full URL of the video into the box that pops up and click the button that reads "Insert Media" at the bottom of that pop up. You should then see within the body of your post something that looks like...

[media]http://www.address-to-video.com/&v=some-random-numbers-and-such[/media]
If it doesn't look like that with the "media" tags in front and back - and it always should without any problem - then stop and make it look like that.

2) You used the incorrect URL above. You used the URL to the page that houses the video which is...
http://www.hoyt.com/videos/index.php?v=53
The actual URL to the video itself, however, is...
http://www.hoyt.com/videos/index.php?c=Product+Testing&v=53
On many sites (like YouTube), the URL is the same. On some sites it isn't. It's up to you to find out. In this case, the second URL was found in a bar at the top of the video player itself on that site. (Next to "Share: Facebook MySpace Twitter" in a box labeled "URL".) Any time a "URL" box code is provided like that, use it if in doubt. (NOT what is found in an "Embed" box as this will contain extra code not needed.)

3) Unfortunately, in this case, that particular video does not appear to be compatible with our inline player. (Hence why it didn't work in my post above even with the correct URL and tagging.) I don't know why it wouldn't be, but it isn't. Posted Image So, in a case like this, you could have done everything right and still had no luck.

In your initial post above, I could tell you hadn't done something right immediately due to the fact that your address was clickable and had the "shortening elipses" after ".com/" and before "ct+". This is most often a sign that the "media" tags were not properly placed before and after the video URL and the forum posted it as a standard link as a result. Note how in my reply above you see the full URL with no elipses and that the link is not clickable. (If you were an admin or moderator and clicked to edit my post above you would then also see the "media" tags as well.
[media]address in here[/media]
)


Thank you Jeremiah. That's what I was thinking that ot might have not been able to play here. The YouTube one I tried earlier I was using the embedded address not the URL. I'll learn with sometimes a b i g learning curve involved. Posted Image
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:09 PM

Yeah, just the URL is needed as we already provide the embed code we need.
(That's what those "media" tags call to that you don't see.)

Generally, I've found that most video host services work here. (Like YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Video, etc.) They're in the business of making sure their videos are seen by as many people as possible. When it's an individual web site hosting their own videos of products and such it seems to be hit or miss at best. Of course, even with YouTube, if the person who has uploaded the video has disabled embedding (it will say so on the video page) it won't work here.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:52 AM

Yeah, just the URL is needed as we already provide the embed code we need.
(That's what those "media" tags call to that you don't see.)

Generally, I've found that most video host services work here. (Like YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Video, etc.) They're in the business of making sure their videos are seen by as many people as possible. When it's an individual web site hosting their own videos of products and such it seems to be hit or miss at best. Of course, even with YouTube, if the person who has uploaded the video has disabled embedding (it will say so on the video page) it won't work here.


Well after your help I went back over to my post where I tried media insert of the national anthem in the member's area and it worked so again with your help I figured out what I was doing wrong. Thanks. Posted Image
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