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Good question - it should be possible but I do not know exactly how to do it. I will do some research and reply again when I have an answer.

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There are two ways to do it.


First way is to install a plug-in to the board software that parses any link that is posted to the forums.

The problem is that, any time the board software gets updated, the plug-in has to be checked for updates and reinstalled. If the remote site changes its link code, the plug-in has to be reinstalled.


Second way is to write code like:

[youtube]<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/{SIMPLETEXT}"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/{SIMPLETEXT}" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>[/youtube]


The problem is that this code has to be duplicated for EVERY site which you want to have the capability to embed on the forum. YouTube, Vimeo, etc., etc. Further, if the user uses a different link like "youtu.be" versus "youtube.com," a different set of code has to be written for each version.


Yes, it can be done. We **WILL** do it if it can be done. But, excuse us if it takes time. We want to be sure we have the best solution which works right before we release it into the wild.

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Worker covered the Youtube embedding code.


Here is the basic Vimeo embedding code:


<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/{Vimeo's code for the video}" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/{Vimeo's code for video}">{Name of video}</a></p>


A more complete Vimeo embedding code can be obtained from Vimeo by using the embed link on a video. NOTE: you must have a Vimeo account and be logged in to get the embed code.

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I can draw up embedding code in the form of a UBB tag to insert video from a post but I will have to make UBB tags for every website that we want to support.


If we want one for YouTube, we can make a [YouTube] [/YouTube] tag.

If we want one for Vimeo, we can make a [Vimeo] [/Vimeo] tag.

The tags are URL specific and, if we want to support ten video sites, we will have to create ten sets of UBB tags.


Is that a workable solution?


I am not certain but there might be a way to make a generic tag that will work for several sites but this will take research on my part and the part of AKCoyote. (Unless somebody else knows of a solution that works with this version of phpBB.)


Part of the solution might involve installing plug-in modules to the phpBB software. There are a few different plug-ins and some of them work better (or worse) than others. Further, whenever we update the phpBB software, some of those plug-ins become obsolete, stopping our ability to post video. Previously posted videos will also become inoperable.


Bottom line is that there isn't a "switch" that we turn on to make video work. This is something we have to work on.


I am working on it and I know AK is working on it. If others have some good ideas, I'm listening and I'm sure AK will listen, too.


I want to be able to post video, too.

Just give us some time. Okay?

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