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Is is possible to embed videos in flash or silverlight format to a thread? RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi friend,

    SOme times it would be better to embed a video that gives clarity of the questions....... I have tried the options give by photobucket.com and tried to embed flash movies (of my questions) to my threads but it didnt submit the thread.

    So is there way to embed movies of MS acceptable format? please give me all details of tools that i have to use for embed if it requires a third party tool.


    thanks
    Friday, March 5, 2010 1:57 AM

Answers

  • We've had a couple of ideas around helping with the spam problem for external image and url references. 1. enable moderators to escalate obvious abuses to forum owners 2. apply some black list domains we could easily maintain 3. have moderators review and approve posts referencing external img/urls. Thoughts?
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Saturday, March 6, 2010 5:46 PM
    Answerer

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  • Hi

    Just my own opinion.

    I certainly hope that this is never implemented on these forums. Even the capability we have to imbed static images has been abused to the extreme. I cannot imagine the abuse that would take place with embedded videos.

    It's best to simply post a link to the video.

    Regards


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Friday, March 5, 2010 9:56 AM
  • Hi

    Just my own opinion.

    I certainly hope that this is never implemented on these forums. Even the capability we have to imbed static images has been abused to the extreme. I cannot image the abuse that would take place with embedded videos.

    It's best to simply post a link to the video.

    Regards


    Ronnie Vernon MVP

    Apart from breaking any rules in forums by prohibited images and vidoes, i wonderedm what kind of abuses are you trying to point out? :)

    APart from those faul play videos i think that videos and images are good ways to elaborate the problmes that we post?

    thanks
    Friday, March 5, 2010 10:36 AM
  • Apart from breaking any rules in forums by prohibited images and vidoes, i wonderedm what kind of abuses are you trying to point out? :)

    APart from those faul play videos i think that videos and images are good ways to elaborate the problmes that we post?

    thanks
    Hi

    I'm referring to Spam. We have already had several assaults in the last year from the spammers. We still get many posts where a link to a commercial website is disguised as a legitimate support link.

    This creates an inordinate amount of work for the STO Team and Moderators.

    I agree that a well made video, screenshots, and other images are an excellent way to help describe a problem or a fix. In Windows 7, there is a new tool called the Problem Steps Recorder that can create a series of screenshots with user annotations, and save them to an HTML file that can be uploaded and used. 

    There are dozens of legitimate, free, file sharing websites where a member can upload videos or images and simply share the link in a post. Many are already doing this and it works very well.

    Regards

     


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Friday, March 5, 2010 5:20 PM
  • We've had a couple of ideas around helping with the spam problem for external image and url references. 1. enable moderators to escalate obvious abuses to forum owners 2. apply some black list domains we could easily maintain 3. have moderators review and approve posts referencing external img/urls. Thoughts?
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Saturday, March 6, 2010 5:46 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi Brent

    Those are all very good ideas.

    The latest attempts I have seen are by certain posters who use ambiguous words (Microsoft, Fix, Solution, Help, etc) as hot links to 'pay for support' and other commercial websites. See the following thread.

    Member posting spam in all of his posts

    After that thread was posted we have seen several others posting with the same behavior, referencing the same commercial websites.

    I think another idea would be to have an info popup, when hovering over a hot link, that would show the actual URL. This could at least forewarn users before clicking a link.

    Thanks,


    Ronnie Vernon MVP

    Saturday, March 6, 2010 7:03 PM

  • There are dozens of legitimate, free, file sharing websites where a member can upload videos or images and simply share the link in a post. Many are already doing this and it works very well.

    Regards

     


    Ronnie Vernon MVP

    Hi friend,

    the only webite for filesharing the moderator have asked is skydrive... unfortunately im not familiar with it for sharing it restrictively... therefore i use photobucket. then agan if somethng lik mediafire they would to seea preview of it unfortunately.... i cannot do that with videos... i use camtasia to record all error then i convert that to flash format and uploaded to youtube but when insert the embeded code to HTML it doesnt giv me any previes instead flash player like screen is shown on page but not content.... :(
    Sunday, March 7, 2010 6:37 AM