New Forum Feature: Multimedia Support!

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Ok I am going to be the first to try the new multimedia feature of the forum!

    By simply clicking on the musical note icon in the YABBC tag field aboe the message box, you can now add FLASH movies (which you can now put in your sig if you want!), real audio, real video, quick time - all of this stuff -> .mp3, .wav, .mov,
    .midi, .mpg, etc.

    Here it goes! -

    [flash=400,200]http://yoga.tripod.co.jp/flash/kikkomaso.swf[/flash]


    Hope that worked! - Here are the instructions for what do to after you click on the icon for your own messages:


    oh_yeah


    Code:
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    To Use RealPlayer:
    
    Within a post, enter the URL of the real audio file to be embedded using
    [media=URL,160,120]NAME[/media] tags:
    
    [media=http://www.mysite.net/myfiles/song.rpm,160,120]My Cool Song[/media] or
    [media=http://www.mysite.net/myfiles/song.ram,160,120]My Cool Movie[/media]
    
    or clicking the musical note button and adding file and name info.  
    
    Note that the http:// must be included in the url.
    
    The numbers 160,120 = width, height of player window.
    If you make the player window too small the controls won't display properly.
    Note that Netscape 4.7 can only read .rpm files, not .ram files (see next section).
    
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    How .rpm files and .ram files work:
    
    Embedded RealPlayers can not read realmedia (.rm) files directly.
    Instead a pointer file must be used to indicate the location of 
    the .rm file. This pointer file is a simple ASCII text file holding
    the the full URL of the .rm file.  The pointer file is called a .ram
    file but can have either a .ram or .rpm extension.  For greatest 
    browser compatibility it is best to use a .rpm file extension.
    
    Example:  If you have a realmedia file called "coolstuff.rm" on your
    server and the URL for the realmedia file is:
    
    [url]http://www.mysite.net/myfiles/audiofiles/coolstuff.rm[/url]
    
    then you would need to create a text file with a single line:
    
    [url]http://www.mysite.net/myfiles/audiofiles/coolstuff.rm[/url]
    
    and call this text file something like coolstuff.rpm.  Say that you
    loaded this coolstuff.rpm text file to your server in the the following
    URL:
    
    [url]http://www.mysite.net/myfiles/myproject/coolstuff.rpm[/url]
    
    Then the UBBC tag would look like:
    
    [media=http://www.mysite.net/myfiles/myproject/coolstuff.rpm,160,120]My RealMedia File[/media]
    
    Realplayer would read the .rpm file and then know where to find the .rm file.
    
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    To Use QuickTime:
    
    Within a post, enter the URL of the QuickTime file to be played using
    [media=URL,160,120]NAME[/media] tags:
    
    [media=http://www.mysite.net/myfiles/movie.mov,160,120]Great Movie[/media]
    
    or clicking the musical note button and adding file and name info.
    
    The numbers 160,120 = width, height of player window.
    If you make the player window too small the controls won't display properly.
    
    Note that the http:// must be included in the url.
    
    
    ----------------------------------------------------
    To Use Flash:
    
    Within a post, enter the URL of the Flash file to be played using
    [media=URL,160,120]NAME[/media] tags:
    
    [media=http://www.mysite.net/myfiles/movie.swf,160,120]Great Movie[/media]
    
    or clicking the musical note button and adding file and name info.
    
    The numbers 160,120 = width, height of player window.
    If you make the player window too small the controls won't display properly.
    
    Note that the http:// must be included in the url.
    
    If inline flash files are enabled then the regular flash tag can be used:
    [flash=200,200]URL[/flash]
    
    
    
     
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  3. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    it took me long enough to learn to post pics HA HA HA ;D
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Hahha. Nice.
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