New feature: Embed Youtube videos

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New feature: Embed Youtube videos

Post by Ciaran » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:07 am

Hi guys,

Tonight I've written a bit of code to allow the easy embedding of Youtube videos in posts.
This is very simple to use, first you get the URL from Youtube, and copy the 10 digit video ID number from it, as highlighted in red here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8sOyBNICIU

Then, simply enclose the Video ID in 'Youtube' tags. You can do this by clicking the Youtube button at the top of the posting window, which will create the tags for you, or, you can manually type them yourself, like so:

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[Youtube]L8sOyBNICIU[/Youtube]
This then gives you an embedded video like this:
[youtube]L8sOyBNICIU[/youtube]

The good thing about this is that though the videos appear inline in your forum posts, they're still pulled in from Youtube, so it won't zap our bandwidth or cause any speed issues.

Hope its of some use :)

Ciarán

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Re: New feature: Embed Youtube videos

Post by DerekW » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:09 pm

Strange mix of 1s and 2s in that video. That deep blue is the most glorious colour ever! I've never seen an XM that colour in the flesh, the only other place I've seen it is the '97 sales brochure. If one that colour came up on ebay I'd have to have a punt. Second best colour for me is Mandarin Red, I had a 2.0i in that many years ago.

Sorry Ciaran, I've hijacked your post about another excellent addition you've made to the forum :oops: .

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Re: New feature: Embed Youtube videos

Post by citroenmad » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:30 pm

Very good to know :)

Really like that video, like the music too. Great images of the Xm, just makes you like them even more doesnt it! I think thats when the S2 was first introduced.

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Re: New feature: Embed Youtube videos

Post by andmcit » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:43 pm

:lol: Where've you been Chris, we've been stuffing you-tubes in here and there for a while
- thought you'd even commented on some! :?

BTW, seen Kev's vid on behalf of FCF?

[youtube]XzZGwBBAWKc[/youtube]


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Re: New feature: Embed Youtube videos

Post by citroenmad » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:15 pm

Yes your right Andrew, but i just wanted to comment on the video really :lol:

I had not seen that national video, thats excellent. I seem to have missed the camera luckily, can just catch a glimpse of our silver Xm. There were many very nice cars there that day 8-)

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Re: New feature: Embed Youtube videos

Post by bitonthesidexm » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:44 pm

Some lovely looking cars there - I haven't a clue what some of them were!
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