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Problem with showing Video

Postby clmbr » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:34 am

Anyone knows why my video does not appear on this page, just the code?

mt-shasta-memorial-day-weekend-2011-video-t58665.html#p833944

I’ve read and tried many options and nothing works. Only the code as text is displayed as below.

<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LjFzBBoH8zY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Problem with showing Video

Postby nartreb » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:08 pm

That's easy. IFRAME is an HTML tag. You're posting to a bulletin board page which automatically strips away all HTML tags from the text you enter. You can still do "HTML-ish" things (make your text bold, embed images or video, etc) by using the equivalent BBCode tags that are recognized by the bulletin board system.
Don't know the BBCode tags, you say? (And your system is infected with a virus that leaves your computer unharmed except that you can't type "BBCode" into any search engine , I suppose?) Check out the buttons that appear just above the edit field you're typing into as you reply to this thread (or when you edit your post). The one on the far right is labelled "youtube"...

For a gentle introduction to BBCode (minus any mention of videos), follow this link.
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Re: Problem with showing Video

Postby clmbr » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:26 am

Thanks nartreb,

However, all BBCode tags work, at least the one generated by the buttons, except related to videos. Html does not work regardless if I check the Disable BBCode checkbox. Html is always shown as text.

On the right side of may Text Area, just below the smiling faces, there is additional option info (on/off). I noticed that [flash] is OFF. Maybe this causes the problem. How, where or who may change them. Also what should I do to be able to use just html code? I'm not an expert in BBC but am a quite in html.

BBCode is ON
[img] is ON
[flash] is OFF
[url] is ON
Smilies are ON

Here is an image displayed using BBCode:
Image

but here entered as HTML
on this page you see this: <img src=http://www.summitpost.org/images/small/89300.jpg>
and in the sorce page is this: &lt;img src=http://www.summitpost.org/images/small/89300.jpg&gt;

And the same, as in these two lines, is happening with video objects regardless which method I use.
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Re: Problem with showing Video

Postby nartreb » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:35 pm

You can't get HTML to work on the discussion board. The bulletin board software (phpBB3) detects HTML tags (more precisely, the less-than signs that start them) and converts them to those escape codes & l t ; so that your browser will display a less-than sign but not understand it as part of a tag.

If you save a copy of the source (you'd need to save some Javascript, CSS, and image files too to reconstruct it completely, but you can get the idea just by saving the HTML) you can edit the &lt; back to < (and the &gt; to > ) and open your modified copy in your browser, this proves that your browser understands HTML but that &lt; does not start a valid html tag.

[flash] is OFF

Oh, maybe the BBcode Youtube button doesn't work on SP? (The site admin can control which BBcode tags to permit.) Coulda sworn I saw some videos on SP discussion boards before, maybe those were just links?

let's try it anyway:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/embed/LjFzBBoH8zY[/youtube]

(nothing...)

Let's try an iframe:
Code: Select all
[iframe]http://www.youtube.com/embed/LjFzBBoH8zY[/iframe]




Ah, persistence is rewarded!
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Re: Problem with showing Video

Postby clmbr » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:23 pm

Thanks a lot. At least I can post video. Html, well, still <b>does not work</b>, but I don't really need it here.
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