#1 10-26-2012 9:57 pm

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READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Hi there!

Sorry, I know I'm posting this double, but as this topic might be of interest for both sections I've been posting this in, please bear with me smile

UPDATED 07/08/2016

As this has been asked a million times already (I'm not blaming you smile) I thought about writing a quick 'how to' for embedding videos in your post. Plus, making sure the video is embedded in your post will usually give you a lot more crits and suggestions to your animation than just a link to somewhere.


Because it enables the viewer to step through your video frame by frame, the best option is to get a movie file which is by default associated with quicktime (such as .mov or .mp4, for example), make sure your video is less than 10 MB (for obvious reasons, no one is going to wait for a monstrous video file to load), host it somewhere and just paste the link here in your post.

EDIT: If the Quicktime file is working, but takes ages to load, check the 'prepare for internet streaming' checkbox when encoding ('exporting') it in Quicktime pro. Other programs might have similar options smile

If you don't have any webspace for yourself, the best bet at the moment would be to use dropbox for it. Just place the movie in the public folder, rightclick it, choose 'copy public link' and paste that in your post.
If the video doesn't show, it is most probably one of the following:
-it's not uploaded yet
-it's a codec quicktime isn't associated with
-it's on a secure connection, you can usually get around that if you just remove the 's' from the https:// in the link

However, dropbox just recently changed some of the structure it works with, and removed the public folder from any new account that is being created. Now you can just make any file or folder public in your dropbox, but for some reason this has also disabled the embedding feature. You can get past that, if you change the public link from looking like this:

http://www.dropbox.blablabla

to this:

http://dl.dropbox.blablabla

and it should work again.

EDIT:
If you don't have this public folder, you will probably run into the problem that dropbox also creates a '?dl=0' behind the link.
The 11secondclub forum software doesn't understand such a video link if it doesn't end with the filetype extension, so in order to get the video embedded, delete everything in the link after the file type extension (.mov or .mpg4, for example) and it should work.

the link i typed to embed the video below looks like this:
http://dl.dropbox.com/s/eecpggexmlwjgql/wolforsheep02_01_v003.mp4

Direct Link



Usually, this should be applicable to other direct video links as well, even though I have no possibility to try it out now. If you tried all of this, and embedding still doesn't work, you are probably using a sharing service that prohibits video embedding (many of them do that, actually)


If for some reason you can't use such an sharing service, you could still fall back to a video sharing website, such as youtube or vimeo. just make sure you only copy the video url and not all the stuff that youtube, for example, puts in the link, like so:

Good:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SoZbIhaAes

Bad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SoZbIhaAes&feature=channel&list=UL

the link i typed to embed the video below looks like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SoZbIhaAes

Direct Link



the link i typed to embed the video below looks like this:
http://vimeo.com/47519414

               

Direct Link



UPDATE:It seems that a Vimeo video now only embeds if you rate the content to 'all users' in the video's basic settings. After I did that, the above link showed in the post again as embedded video and not only as a 'direct link'.

Since some time, many of the video portal sites use secure connections for the videos, and this forum doesn't understand that, so if posting such a link doesn't work, just remove the 's' from the https:// and everything should be fine.

I have, however, heard (and experienced myself) that youtube does stuff to your video, like inserting falseframes, ripping the codec apart, unsyncing the audio track or even blocking a video in some countries, and because of those cases, I myself pretty much stopped using youtube altogether.

I hope this is a bit helpful for you, I'll try to keep this post up to date, if anything is changing.

Keep animating!

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#2 10-26-2012 10:15 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Hey wolf or thanks for this mate. smile Should help a lot of them out there, ill try my best and help out with the videos that have a some linking issues to since this is now my second nature whenever i post a video link oh you might also want to include the images if someone should link images over here to use the IMG code to smile


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#3 10-27-2012 4:49 am

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

YouTube totally made my Tegan and Sara video go off-sync to the point where it looked like I didn't know what I was doing. Which is only partially untrue, to be fair. The same video file uploaded to Vimeo perfectly!


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#4 10-27-2012 9:17 am

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

You're more than welcome, guys! I'm just was growing tired by always clicking on the 'direct link' button tongue
Droo, I'm curious, is there already a newer version of that tegan and sara video to look at? I would love to smile

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#5 10-28-2012 11:34 am

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

wolfor wrote:

Droo, I'm curious, is there already a newer version of that tegan and sara video to look at? I would love to smile

Nah, there isn't. The most recent post I put in the thread is pretty much where I left off with that piece.

Here's the Vimeo version:

               

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Looking at it again with fresh eyes, I just realized that their eyebrows swim a bit too much! SIGH!

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#6 10-28-2012 1:54 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Awesome, Droo! May I post this on the eleven rig facebook page? Did you show it to them already?

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#7 10-28-2012 10:33 pm

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#8 10-29-2012 12:13 am

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

wolfor wrote:

Awesome, Droo! May I post this on the eleven rig facebook page? Did you show it to them already?

I didn't know there was an Eleven rig Facebook page. Even after you mentioned it, I can't seem to find it (there's a million other pages with the keyword "eleven" in it). By all means, be my guest and do share it around!


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#9 10-29-2012 2:11 am

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

A good way around the youtube not working is to hire the share button, and copy the long link (its a check box)

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#10 10-29-2012 10:32 am

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Droo wrote:

...
I didn't know there was an Eleven rig Facebook page. Even after you mentioned it, I can't seem to find it (there's a million other pages with the keyword "eleven" in it). By all means, be my guest and do share it around!

See the second link in my signature tongue big_smile tongue

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#11 12-04-2012 8:34 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Hi guys! I'm using dropbox and I've followed your instructions (http -s, www. -> dl.) but I still get a black square when I embed my videos on the forum... Direct download works just fine though hmm

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#12 12-05-2012 8:40 am

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Chyaarisan wrote:

Hi guys! I'm using dropbox and I've followed your instructions (http -s, www. -> dl.) but I still get a black square when I embed my videos on the forum... Direct download works just fine though hmm

You video embeds just fine on my side... smile

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#13 01-08-2013 7:50 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Hi,

I'm still a bit confused about embedding. I tried using Vimeo, but it just posts as a link. Then I tried DropBox. It posted, but there was no video (just audio).

I read the earlier post by Chyaarisan, so I figured it might be the same problem. When I went to her post the video just had a question mark and the Quicktime "Q" on it. What does this mean? Do I need to buy Quicktime Pro, or is the free version enough?

Sorry about all this. I'm just not very technically minded. smile

Thanks!

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#14 01-08-2013 8:30 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Hi! No need to be sorry about anything, i just couldn't find the video you were trying to upload? If you do, i might see whats wrong smile

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#15 01-08-2013 8:38 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

I deleted it, but I'll post it again. smile

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#16 01-08-2013 8:40 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Same again. Only audio, no video. :\

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#17 01-09-2013 9:15 am

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Hmm, does it work now? I currently only have a linux system to look at your post, and naturally, playing quicktime movies is a bit buggy smile

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#18 02-12-2013 12:47 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Can anybody tell me how to use dropbox to show the video,as 'cz i posted the link on my forum topic but video can't be seen!


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#19 02-12-2013 3:00 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Deepadas wrote:

Can anybody tell me how to use dropbox to show the video,as 'cz i posted the link on my forum topic but video can't be seen!

Well if you follow Wolfor instructions in first post you should be fine, however i had the same issue at first cause the video didn't showed up in my post, then i realised it was because the video, that was a playblast from Maya and was in qt format (quicktime) had to use a "dropbox friendly codec", in my case i was using "animation" codec, then i switched to H264 in the playbast codec options and then my video was showing in my post.

Hope it will help.

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#20 03-03-2013 12:59 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Hiii Kaibz
But I don't have this codec only i.eH264 in playblast codec options,any other codec can be used?


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#21 09-04-2013 1:50 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

hey can i use i animate rig , i am not student of i animate?

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#22 09-04-2013 2:01 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Deepak Adhav wrote:

hey can i use i animate rig , i am not student of i animate?

Well, of course not! Whats this kind of question to do in an open forum like this, let alone a thread about embedding videos?

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#23 09-12-2013 9:23 am

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Direct Link



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#24 09-12-2013 4:34 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

err, well these are bouncing balls, yes. I would appreciate if you'd post them in your own thread, thanks!

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#25 03-04-2014 8:35 pm

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Re: READ THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING A VIDEO IN YOUR POST

Is a Quicktime file still the best way to embed videos?
It seems Vimeo's new HTML 5 player supports stepping through the video frame by frame by using shift + left/right arrow keys.

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