Inserting video problems, tips, feature suggestions etc.
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Neil Fitzgerald
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Inserting video

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:50 pm

You can now embed video, hosted on Vimeo or YouTube, into your posts. These video hosts make uploading video very easy, taking care of file conversion and resizing to web appropriate specs.
Of course, posted videos should be appropriate and comply with all the usual rules.

If you have an account with either Vimeo or YouTube, simply upload your video to your account, then for Vimeo copy the URL for the video, or for YouTube just copy the ID (the numbers and letters after "v="), then click on the appropriate button above your message on the BirdingNZ page then past the URL (or paste the URL, highlight it then click the button).
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This will insert the required bbcode tags, but you can type them manually if you want, there's no magic about it.

If you don't have a Vimeo or YouTube account you are welcome to send video files to me and I will upload them to the BirdingNZ YouTube account (as an "unlisted" video, so it won't appear in YouTube searches) and send you the link to post.

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