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Embedding Flash

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by PrettyboyTim, 18 Jan 2008.

  1. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    One of the other forums I sometimes visit (acf) allows people to embed flash into posts. Seeing as we can already embed pictures, wouldn't it be cool if we could also embed videos? It'd make the Helmet Cam pages a lot better...

    Is it possible?
     
  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    It may or may not be possible but it certainly isn't desirable (IMHO :biggrin:).

    It's bad enough that people insert pictures direct from their digital cameras without resizing them first (try using shrinkpictures.com folks!). I certainly don't want to be forced to download many MBs of Flash videos every time I want to read a thread. What is wrong with just sticking your video on YouTube and linking to it?
     
  3. Pete

    Pete Guest

    You can shrink pictures (well, JPGs at any rate, and all cameras can output JPGs) using MS Paint, which comes free with every copy of Windows. Use Image...Stretch/skew... Remember to shrink horizontal and vertical by the same amount (most other drawing tools have a lock aspect ratio option). I agree, best to shrink all images to about 640 wide. Height doesn't matter so much.

    Videos? I'm not sure about this, but if you embed a Flash it doesn't actually animate on first opening the thread, does it? You have to click on it first. So bandwidth shouldn't be an issue if you don't actually view the clip. Personally, I have no problem with people just posting a URL to the relevant item on Youtube or whatever...
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I'd be for it, but then I haven't noticed any problems with pictures either as I only ever use high speed networks. I shall try and trim any pictures I post in future!:ohmy:
     
  5. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    I'd be for it too, and I like big pictures, you can see more stuff on them!
     
  6. Spokesmann

    Spokesmann Keeping the Carlton and Sun names alive...

    Location:
    Plymouth, Devon
    An embed video feature is sorely needed.