ribblle
 member, 2 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 11:37
Allow embedding of youtube videos
I mean you already have gifs.
bigbadron
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Sat 28 May 2016
at 13:15
Allow embedding of youtube videos
People tend to prefer to have control over when, and where, videos and music are played.
matthewfenn
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Fri 3 Jun 2016
at 10:31
Allow embedding of youtube videos
You can have embedded video without it auto-playing surely?
bigbadron
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Fri 3 Jun 2016
at 13:33
Allow embedding of youtube videos
Or you can just link to the videos, as you can do now, assuming you have an actual need for videos in a text based game.
matthewfenn
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Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 11:54
Allow embedding of youtube videos
There is a difference between clicking on link (and therefore navigating to another site) versus having a video embedded on the same page that you just have to click on to start/stop...   On some of the games/boards I play on, people quite often post links to stuff.   I rarely can be bothered to follow them.  But if they were embedded however, I would be much more likely to click play to watch/listen to the embedded video/sound...

That is why it would be a useful feature.
bigbadron
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Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 12:26
Allow embedding of youtube videos
That would likely run into the same issue with people hotlinking direct to images, rather than putting the images on their own site before linking to them - ie: some places don't like you doing it, they want you to send people to their site, so those viewers can see the adverts that pay that site's bills.

In addition, embedding a video from youtube requires us to allow youtube's player to work here - meaning a piece of code that we are (under their ToU) not allowed to alter or adjust in any way, and which we must allow them to change any time they want to.  So... let somebody else change the code for something on RPoL that we are not allowed to change ourselves?

Not going to happen I'm afraid.
matthewfenn
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Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 13:16
Allow embedding of youtube videos
OK.  That is an argument I can understand.
tsukoyomi
 member, 55 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 13:40
Allow embedding of youtube videos
A way to name links would be welcome tho, so we get "link to video" instead of 100+ nonsense characters. This, incidentally, would also be welcome for images, some image hosting sites (like, say, google photos) use ridiculously long names, which rpol refuses to post because you have too many contiguous characters.
bigbadron
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Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 13:55
Allow embedding of youtube videos
As it says in the Help, if you are a GM, then you can rename a link, using the format <a href="http://www.somesite.com/the-url.html">The Linkage!</a>

/help/?t=help&page=post
tsukoyomi
 member, 56 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 14:04
Allow embedding of youtube videos
But as you said, not if you're not the GM.
bigbadron
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Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 15:29
Allow embedding of youtube videos
No, and that was a deliberate decision on the part of the owner of this site.
Lord_Johnny
 member, 98 posts
Mon 11 Jul 2016
at 20:23
Allow embedding of youtube videos
Honestly, I'm really in favor of leaving them out, both as a GM and a player. I don't want to see someone else's things unless I make the decision to go look at them as a player, and as a GM, I'd like to not have to change things so that the link isn't horrendously long. Just my 2 cents.
Brygun
 member, 1997 posts
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Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 04:53
Allow embedding of youtube videos
-1

There is also a potential issue of things like XXX and R rated links being auto-played to minors