Embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos (Update)

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Embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos (Update)

Postby Xerxes on Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:06 pm

How can I embed HD Youtube videos?

Unfortunately, due to a recent change by Youtube themselves, these tags have had to be revised. We apologise for this, and there are some changes that have come as a direct result.

The forum continues to support the embedding of full HD and high quality video, although you no longer need to specify a quality and this option has been removed in lieu of just using the URL. This is because you can no longer select the quality as before and has resulted in the removal of the ability to force HQ content. As some users may not benefit from the enhanced quality of HD due to power or bandwidth limitations, everytime an HD video is embedded using the new tags, a link to the standard definition video page is displayed underneath. Some other minor revisions have been made such as preventing annotations from loading by default (although they are still available from the "Genie Menu" on the video) and display of video at the native resolution to help load on lower end computers.

The BBcode is still youtubeHD.

Please note that you can no longer embed HQ (High Quality) videos and have them automatically play when loading. This is due to a change with the way that Youtube handles HQ files and they are no longer distinguished from normal quality. To view a youtube video in High Quality you have to click on the HQ button on the video. We apologise but there is nothing we can do to remedy this at the moment. You can, if you are logged into Youtube, force youtube to always show the highest quality video.

For HD content, all you need to do is copy and paste the full url for the video now. All the existing HD embeds will work on this system also.

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[youtubeHD]VIDEOURL[/youtubeHD]


Example code and embed:


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[youtubeHD]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qjvMRDISYQc[/youtubeHD]


Preview:




HQ Example (Press HQ for high quality video):





Help! It's not working!


  • Is this definitely an HD video? :)
  • High Quality Videos will no longer auto-embed at full quality- you must click on the HQ button on the bottom right first!

If you need any assistance, PM me or another moderator. :)
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Re: New embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos.

Postby BenJy! on Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:14 pm

You are the win, have this gift.

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Re: New embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos.

Postby CraKinShOt on Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:33 pm

Have to stress this is a test. Unfortunately my internet is truly shite at the moment so these HD movies are constantly buffering during the day, but as this is just me so far no point stopping this for everyone else. However, If lots of people are getting the same then it'll have to be reverted to standard embedding.
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Re: New embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos.

Postby Xerxes on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:11 pm

As Crakin says, this is a preliminary test to see how well this method works on the forum.

Anyone experiencing any trouble with it, please comment below. :)

Similarly, anyone who has comments about it or isn't experiencing problems, we'd like to know also. :)
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Re: New embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos.

Postby Who Am I? on Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:58 pm

Nice addition guys :P With the flower video I had no problems buffering :)
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Re: New embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos (update!)

Postby Xerxes on Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:40 am

Please read the first post again. Due to unforeseen circumstances the embedding has been altered.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Re: Embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos (Update)

Postby Jerry Sentimento on Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:49 am

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Re: Embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos (Update)

Postby Unspecified on Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:33 pm

I actually LOL'd at that one Jerry!

And boooooo to youtube.
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Re: Embedding tags: HD Youtube Videos (Update)

Postby bullet_sponge on Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:17 pm

nice one jerry :lol:
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