Author Topic: video embedding  (Read 531 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline GlisGlis

  • Member
  • Posts: 543
video embedding
« on: April 11, 2017, 06:31:54 am »
Hello
I see that there are mods for this forum software that allow to embed video from the main video websites (youtube, vimeo...) directly into the messages.
Videos will stay on respective sites (so no bandwidth  nor storage cost for PA) but you dont have to change site to see a posted one (see attached image for visual example).
I think it could be a great plus for the users and it'll resolve that external links problem that sometimes occurs .
the most powerful seems to be
Simple Audio Video Embedder (It's compatible with current PA version)
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2681
to install mod, go to admin panel>download packages>upload mod> and then click on install and install the mod. thats all

Offline Aaron H

  • Member
  • Posts: 2977
Re: video embedding
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 07:24:09 am »
I can't get the video to play
But those who put their trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles...     Isaiah 40:31

Offline GlisGlis

  • Member
  • Posts: 543
Re: video embedding
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 07:53:41 am »
It's just a fixed image for now just to show how it could be
the mod needs an administrator to install it

Offline Aaron H

  • Member
  • Posts: 2977
Re: video embedding
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 08:00:57 am »
Oh.   Forgive me, I'm a little slow when it comes to technology.
But those who put their trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles...     Isaiah 40:31

Offline Marc St Louis

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 6440
  • Keep it flexible
    • Marc's Bows and Arrows
Re: video embedding
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 02:55:21 am »
We have talked about this and so far the only problem is if someone posts what is called a "monetised" video
Home of heat-treating, Corbeil, On.  Canada

Marc@Ironwoodbowyer.com

Offline GlisGlis

  • Member
  • Posts: 543
Re: video embedding
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 06:38:14 am »
I see the point
you dont want external advertisements to show in the site. I think there is no way to avoid it if you embed external video.
On a certain degree also pictures may show brands name and products (tough they're not explicit advertisement)
I'd say that the service to the forum users would surpass the cons and in a long term could potentially produce more visitors (and more attention to PA sponsors) but that's just my personal opinion and don't wont to contest your policies for sure


Offline Pat B

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 30136
Re: video embedding
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 06:44:24 am »
I just worry about muddying the waters as far as our rules go. Some ads are OK but others are not.  ???
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC