@Jeff: Will you add the forum extention to embed Youtube vids?

Discussion in 'Bugs, Glitches and Miscellaneous Forum Problems' started by mythmaster, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I think that being able to embed Youtube videos in our posts would be very convenient. I've seen many helpful links to Youtube since I've been here, and it would be great to watch them right in the thread.

    I know that such a forum mod exists, because I've seen it at avsforum, and I'm pretty sure that they use the same forum software. Here's an example.

    I don't know if it would cost you, but I'm willing to pitch in if it does.

    I think that many other members would like to see this, too, so I hope that you'll consider it.

    Thanks again for an awesome site!
  2. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    If anyone else would like to see this feature added, then please post something here to show your support.

    Thank you!
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't we drool on our keyboards enough??[​IMG]

    Getting tire of the wife complaining about the slippery keys!


    Just kidding[​IMG]
  4. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    +1 from Bearcarver, lol! [​IMG]
  5. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Really? Am I the only person here that thinks this is a good idea?

  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Myself I don't mind seeing Mega YouTube foot the bill. [​IMG]
  7. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't think it costs anything but I think some admins consider enabling the HTML embedding like that a security issue. That may be a question for Brian to address.

    I belong to another forum that has that feature but it is limited to one sectioin of the forum.

  8. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Browse: Home / vBulletin / vBulletin Security Tips – Part II

    vBulletin Security Tips – Part II

    By Shadab on June 29, 2009
    This is Part 2 of the "vBulletin Security Tips" article. If you haven't read the first part of this article, read it here: vBulletin Security Tips - Part I

    HTML in Posts

    13. Never ever allow users to post raw HTML anywhere on your Forum. Since vBulletin lacks the functionality to enable or disable raw HTML input on a per-usergroup basis, it's better to keep this feature disabled.
    • While adding or editing forums and sub-forums via the "Forum Manager", just make sure that the Allow HTML setting under the Enable / Disable Features section is set to No.
    • Similarly, while adding or editing usergroups via the "Usergroup manager", make sure that the Allow HTML setting under the Signature Permissions section is set to No, too.
    (Not to be confused with the 'Allow HTML BB Code' setting; which can be safely enabled.)
  9. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, I can see how it might be considered to be a security risk if it were abused (like I'm doing over here, but they know about it, lol). But wouldn't that be easier to spot for the moderators? I mean, think about it. They actually have to read my post to see if I'm calling somebody a homo, but a Youtube video would be quite blatant.

    I still think that it's a good idea.

    P.S., Something accidentally changed my font, but I like it.
  10. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Also you can take a peek here for this same request and the ongoing replies...


    I just think it is simply not a good idea, however you CAN get a MEDIA BBCODE that will allow it but that has to be gotten from Vbulletin and installed as a MOD...

    It is a RISK BECAUSE,
    People can mess up the board layout, hijack the visitors using javascript, make the site appear different..Etc
  11. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I think it would be great but vbulletin does have some security issues. I just have to trust Brian on these things.

    Brian?? Any thought?
  12. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Note that the youtube and youtubehd tags are NOT html. You simply put the video ID inside of the youtube or youtubehd tags and then the video is embedded in the post.

    For example, this would be the BBCode for this video:
  13. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is something that is coming. It may take 30-60 days but it is something that will happen.
  14. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's awesome, thank you! [​IMG]
  15. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I contacted the moderators requesting this feature a month ago. I was informed they are working on it. I belong to many forums using it and it's great for the forum because it keeps the users in the forum instead of them clicking a link that takes them away from the forum. When they are taken away they may find interest there and not return for a while. embeded video will keep em here in the thin blue smoke.

    Bottom line, embeded BBQ videos will only add to great content within these walls. [​IMG]
  16. bcfishman

    bcfishman Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Kudos to Jeff and Brian for their attention to this thread.

    Seeing progression on a site is an awesome thing.

    It's good to see the dues going to great use and user input being addressed.

    Thanks again.

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