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Old 10-09-08, 07:43 AM   #1
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YouTube in SIG

I just added a text link to my YouTube video to my SIG.

Instead of the text showing up, a miniature embedded YouTube player appears.

That would be OK with me--but the SIG area isn't tall enough to accomodate it.

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Hi, noteon.

It seems that the administrator set it up so that valid Youtube videos automatically embed in the post or signature. I found that the way to disable that is by disabling vB code parsing so that it displays anything you type in between as straight text.

Use the
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[noparse]YOUTUBE LINK[/noparse]
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Thanks, MrCrassic.

Now I'm actually wondering if there's a way the SIG area can accommodate it. I mean, it's a really cool feature to have video in a SIG, but since it plays right there, seeing half the video getting cut off kind of sucks. Any idea?
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The sig area is size-limited by the Admins/Tech people. The reasoning behind doing so, as I understand it, was to avoid having people with hugely tall sigs, thus causing a lot of scrolling. A few other boards I visit do the same thing.
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It seems to me that only a few more pixels would allow the YouTube player to function correctly. Any idea who I should contact? (Or is this the place to say it?)
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Keep in mind that some browsers autoplay embedded videos even if you set them not to, and that slows down page loading a lot.
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Well crap.

Thanks--I hadn't thought of that. Text linking it is...
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This doesn't work:

(noparse)(url="blahblah")Click this text!(/url)(/noparse)

Is there a way to make a text link that isn't the YouTube URL?
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This doesn't work:

(noparse)(url="blahblah")Click this text!(/url)(/noparse)

Is there a way to make a text link that isn't the YouTube URL?
Try tinyurl.com. This thread's URL, for example, condenses down to http://tinyurl.com/4sunhv
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I use tinyurl.com all the time, and I'd never have thought of that. Thanks, Neil.
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I just added a text link to my YouTube video to my SIG.

Instead of the text showing up, a miniature embedded YouTube player appears.

That would be OK with me--but the SIG area isn't tall enough to accomodate it.

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Don't use the Embed thread, use the URL.
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I did.
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Well then, you definitively know it doesn't work right.
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