Can we embedd a video in the post? (General)

by needhelp338 @, Thursday, April 19, 2007, 17:52 (5300 days ago)

Is there a way to embedd a video (mpeg, wmv etc) in a post so that when people open a post, the video plays automatically ?

Or how about a flash video, swf or flv file, will the video play automatically if we put the html codes in the post ?

I would like to put videos in a post, but I want the video to play automatically when people open the post.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Can we embedd a video in the post?

by Alfie ⌂ @, Vienna, Austria, Thursday, April 19, 2007, 19:12 (5300 days ago) @ needhelp338

Hi needhelp338!

Is there a way to embedd a video (mpeg, wmv etc) in a post so that when people open a post, the video plays automatically ?

Although - theoretically - it would be possible to embed video by means of the <object> tag (search for 'Object'), it rarely works satisfactory (you simply cannot assume a user will have the player/codec installed).

Or how about a flash video, swf or flv file, will the video play automatically if we put the html codes in the post ?

Flash is evil... :-D
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I would like to put videos in a post, but I want the video to play automatically when people open the post.

For me this would trigger my shortening reaction (I would never expect this in a forum).

Any advice would be appreciated.

You may modify the code... ;-)
... and primarily the database structure (you have a lot of space and traffic handy?)
Hint: BLOB (MEDIUMBLOB = 16 MB / entry)

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Can we embedd a video in the post?

by needhelp338 @, Saturday, April 21, 2007, 07:05 (5298 days ago) @ Alfie

Thanks Alfie. I will explore other options then. It's not that major anyway.

Can we embedd a video in the post?

by Auge, Tuesday, May 08, 2007, 14:23 (5281 days ago) @ Alfie

Hello

Is there a way to embedd a video (mpeg, wmv etc) in a post so that when people open a post, the video plays automatically ?


Although - theoretically - it would be possible to embed video by means of the <object> tag (search for 'Object'), it rarely works satisfactory (you simply cannot assume a user will have the player/codec installed).

It is possible as a link. In this way there should be no problems.

I would like to put videos in a post, but I want the video to play automatically when people open the post.


For me this would trigger my shortening reaction (I would never expect this in a forum).

If it is loaded and played automatically, I would left the forum for ever. But as a link it is o. k., I think.

... and primarily the database structure (you have a lot of space and traffic handy?)
Hint: BLOB (MEDIUMBLOB = 16 MB / entry)

Why this? Put it in a directory and link only the path to the file in the database.

Tschö, Auge

Can we embedd a video in the post?

by bttr ⌂ @, Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 09, 2007, 07:49 (5280 days ago) @ Auge

If it is loaded and played automatically, I would left the forum for ever. But as a link it is o. k., I think.

Fully agreed. I think, someone didn't understand the "little" in "my little forum". ;-)

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