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Offline Bridie

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can I have videos in my posts
« on: April 20, 2023, 02:15:40 PM »
Hi all

I tried to post a video in the videos section demonstrating  5c collet attachment that I thought would be interesting.
Can I do this as an attachment from my pc or does it have to be a youtube link?

38 views and nobody wants to answer. This forum is not for me I think.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2023, 03:18:08 PM by Bridie »

Offline philf

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Re: can I have videos in my posts
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2023, 03:40:50 PM »
Bridie,

I was one of the 38 but didn't know the answer. I suspect others may be the same.

It looks like allowed file types are: doc, gif, jpg, mpg, pdf, png, txt, zip, pps, jpeg

If you can't create an mpg then I suspect that you need to upload your video to Youtube and then insert between {youtube][/youtube} (use all square brackets!)

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Re: can I have videos in my posts
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2023, 05:25:10 PM »
Like Phil I was one of your 38 readers but like Phil couldnít answer your question so there seemed little point in replying!

I have only ever posted videos on this (and other) forums by using the means that you already have alluded to - the YouTube link.

Welcome to the forum, Iím sorry that you seem to think youíve been ignored, this forum has many very helpful members and I would encourage you to stick around a bit longer before making judgments.
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Offline tom osselton

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Re: can I have videos in my posts
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2023, 05:33:20 PM »
I use youtube also.

Offline Bridie

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Re: can I have videos in my posts
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2023, 04:24:10 AM »
Thanks for your answers. I misread somewhere that posting Youtube stuff was like promoting yourself and not allowed. Obviously I got that completely wrong. I do have a Youtube engineering based channel so will it be ok to post from that?

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Re: can I have videos in my posts
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2023, 04:34:04 AM »
Bridie,

After posting I found that I had posted an MP4 from my Google Drive as an attachment and it works.

To post a Youtube video use the button which looks like a play button and paste your YouTube link in the middle.

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Re: can I have videos in my posts
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2023, 04:48:55 AM »
Thanks for your answers. I misread somewhere that posting Youtube stuff was like promoting yourself and not allowed. Obviously I got that completely wrong. I do have a Youtube engineering based channel so will it be ok to post from that?

What IS banned is down right spam & advertising just promoting the selling of products or services and making no contribution to the forum discussion process.

Post away with your videos ! Fear not if the moderators feel that they are inappropriate they will be removed anyway :)

(PS where abouts in Bedford are you? I lived on Kimbolton Road for quite a few years)
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Offline Bridie

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Re: can I have videos in my posts
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2023, 05:02:35 AM »
Near Sharnbrook.

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Re: can I have videos in my posts
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2023, 01:49:05 PM »
Sorry for the delay.

I have to look, but I think I have a minimum post count before posting links? or maybe that is PMs. Do that to cut down on spam. Let me check for you.
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Re: can I have videos in my posts
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2023, 01:53:05 PM »
Youtube should work

Minimum 5 posts to send messages. try posting the link, if it fails, we will help.

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