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mgriffin:
We've been discussing possible enhancements to the Hypnos Forum in this topic: http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=4274.0

The first modification I've made is the ability to embed Soundcloud clips and sets.

The second modification allows embeding YouTube and Vimeo videos. Actually, a number of other streaming video formats are supported, but we'll get into that later.

Instructions for each of these will follow below. Thanks for your input, everybody.

APK:
mike. can you make this a sticky perhaps.

mgriffin:
SOUNDCLOUD EMBEDDING

The soundcloud tag is for linking to a specific soundcloud track.


--- Code: ---[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/artist/trackname[/soundcloud] - just copy/paste your track link between the tags.
--- End code ---



The cloudset tag is for linking to a soundcloud "set" or playlist


--- Code: ---[cloudset]http://soundcloud.com/artist/sets/setname[/cloudset] - just copy/paste your set link between the tags.
--- End code ---


You can automatically insert the SOUNDCLOUD and CLOUDSET codes using buttons on the "Post" screen.

The SOUNDCLOUD button is orange and the CLOUDSET button is green, and they appear right below the BOLD and ITALIC buttons. These will insert opening and closing tags for the function in question, and you just need to insert your URL (see instructions above) between these tags.

mgriffin:
YOUTUBE, VIMEO EMBEDDING

This is much easier, as the plugin I installed for this function doesn't require codes or tags the way Soundcloud embedding does.

Just copy and paste the URL that appears in your browser's address bar when you're viewing the video on YouTube. Don't use embed code -- it won't work (well, it'll create a clickable link, but the video won't appear inline in the forum, which is the whole point)

This is an example of a valid URL you could insert into a post, and have the video embed automatically. I'll insert the actual URL below so you'll see how it works.


--- Code: ---http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMlwIpulIqU
--- End code ---

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mgriffin:
We (the moderators and administrators here) will ask people to not go completely over-the-top turning this place into a blinking, screeching overload of sound and visuals... but we'll also give more than the usual latitude at first, so people can test these new features out.

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