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rappo 06-17-2008 08:20 PM

YouTube BBCode added
I've added another custom BBCode alongside the spoiler code, this time it's for embedding videos from YouTube. All you have to do is put the YouTube video ID between the youtube tags and you'll have an embedded video in your post. There is also a new button on the advanced and quick editors for automatically putting the YouTube tags into your post. Here's an example:

Video I want to use:
Video ID: qmcFHNOLt0Q
BBCode: [youtube]qmcFHNOLt0Q[/youtube]

Enjoy! But remember that all of our forum rules apply to videos, too. If a video you embedded has absolutely nothing to do with the thread at hand, that is equivalent to posting off-topic/thread derailing.

With great power comes great responsibility.

Jay 06-17-2008 08:31 PM

Also you should add "fmt=18" to the end of the code for extra super sexy quality!

rappo 06-17-2008 08:34 PM

I thought about it, Jay, but I'm not sure if everybody wants the high quality versions. To be honest, most of the things you view on YouTube are not for aesthetic purposes and it doesn't really matter what sort of quality they are in. Most people just watch silly videos that they want to have load quickly. I figure if you're really looking for the high quality version you can click the video, go to YouTube, and do it from there.

Another option I was considering was having something like [youtube=Insert caption]VideoID[/youtube] where a styled box would appear around the video with the caption, but I figured it's not really necessary since we can just type whatever we want about the video and then embed it :P

Edit: since there have been multiple requests, I've added a poll about the high quality bit.

Jon P 06-17-2008 08:45 PM

I voted yes but I'm happy either way at least now I can just embed aside from linking

also test:

Now playing: Billy Talent - Line & Sinker
via FoxyTunes

Jay 06-17-2008 08:47 PM


Jon P 06-17-2008 08:48 PM

ah just video number then eh?


billyboy_999 06-17-2008 08:57 PM

It wouldn't be too hard to add an option to have high quality in the tag would it?

Jose 06-17-2008 09:21 PM

I saw it about three minutes ago and was wondering about it.

Edit: Awesome! It worked perfectly.

Shadow Conception 06-17-2008 09:27 PM

With the poll, I don't think high quality should be forced. It's a luxury that many don't have the patience/connection to appreciate.

If you're interested in high quality, just go to the actually YouTube page and watch it in HQ. This is a forum that should be optimized for viewing across the kbps spectrum.

Also someone can really rape us if they link like a hundred YouTube vids in one post...

Jay 06-17-2008 09:41 PM

Yeah, limit the amount of videos per post to like 1.

Jose 06-17-2008 09:58 PM

:/ I already made a post with 2 videos, they were nothing close to spam though, they were proof for something.

rappo 06-17-2008 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by Jay (Post 1820482)
Yeah, limit the amount of videos per post to like 1.

vBulletin doesn't have fancy options like this...

On the other hand, I don't see how putting 100 videos in one post will "rape" anybody. The videos don't load until you click them. All that loads is YouTube's FLV player and the default image. There may be 100 images (all with very low file sizes) that load but that's it... I really think someone can do more destruction with images than YouTube videos.

X-reS 06-17-2008 10:22 PM

Nice thanx rappo I thought this was the coolest thing in a while Spoiler tag<youtube.

ZCAB 06-18-2008 01:30 AM

Finally, no more Rickrolling!

Legham 06-18-2008 01:50 AM

I accidentally voted high quality :( so take one off yes and add 1 to no.

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