Embedding video?

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Embedding video?

Postby jammybastard » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:47 pm

hey Jason, KK, "admin", etc...now that you folks have embraced the video thang, can you add the ability to embed video in our posts?
Pretty please?
Hyperlinks are so '95.
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Postby dogmeat » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:34 pm

Enabling the ability to embed videos can be done, but there are factors to consider. Would embedding the video be a significant improvement over simply providing a hyperlink to the content? Is the phpBB mod difficult to install and troubleshoot? Does enabling phpBB rendering of <object> tags submitted by users open an avenue for malicious code or exploits to be transmitted?

Installing mods can be a pain in the ass. Unless there's a significant gain, it's tough to justify the effort. I don't see any real gain to be made by embedding video. Also there is currently not a single mod that will enable the ability to embed from more than one video service. That means they would have to install separate mods for YouTube, Google Video, Atom Films and my personal favorite, PornoTube. I'm sure Jason loves digging through PHP files as much as every other good code monkey, but that's a couple hours of coding and testing for little more than a novelty. 99% of the videos on YouTube are garbage anyways.

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Postby jjoyce » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:35 pm

All we're doing is embedding. If you follow each video to its home (storybridge.tv, vimeo.com, etc.) you'll find the ability to embed there.

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Postby jammybastard » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:45 pm

jjoyce wrote:All we're doing is embedding. If you follow each video to its home (storybridge.tv, vimeo.com, etc.) you'll find the ability to embed there.


Not embedding TDPF content like Storybridge.
I'm asking if you are going to allow your forum users to embed video in their posts from outside TDPF so we can watch the video w/o leaving TDPF?

For example, in the Crustacean DVD thread there is a link to clip.
Now it would be cool to see the clip in the post as opposed to having to navigate away via the link to watch it.


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