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1.0 Bug with YouTube Videos..

blizeHblizeH ✭✭
edited November 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Okay, I'm being really picky now, but I've just noticed that even with HTML selected you cannot post YouTube videos onto the forum, which is a bit of a shame, is there anyway around this? I can't really describe the error beyond it completely screws up the page below the code, example code: <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value=""></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object> Example link to the problem -


  • I was considering adding a [youtube] tag to the Better BBCode Extension.
  • I am having trouble with the Better BBCode Extension. When I use the URL bbcode it always makes the URL I supply a relative link. so if my domain is and the bbcode is [url]anotherdomain[/url] the url shows up as any idea why?
  • I think it interprets a url without "http://" on the front as being relative. I didn't write the parser itself, so I'd have to look closer to tell for sure, but that was my experience.
  • i think this is the intended behavior of the HtmlFormatter. it strips embed and object tags because they present exploit risks. SirNot is in charge of that extension.
  • KrakKrak New
    edited May 2006
    I think ithcy is right. I don't think its a bug, this is an intended feature, to keep away script kiddies.
    There is another HTML extension isnt there, that allows raw HTML code? I'm sure that would let you post YouTube vids.

    PS: I hate YouTube, just thought I'd toss that in there. Video spam is great.
  • yes, the Raw HTML Formatter will let you do this. i really don't recommend it unless you're pretty versed in PHP security and XSS attack vectors, though.

    (i just wanted to say "attack vectors")
  • How can you hate Youtube?
  • Not really so much the site, but the people that post YouTube videos. It spawns from MySpace, of course. I hate spam, and worse, I really hate audio/video spam. That shit is like, the worst spam.

    The site is a good idea, and has some interesting clips, but people abuse it and spam that shit everywhere. I really hate it. Did I mention spam and hate enough?
  • how can youtube afford so mach damn bandwidth?
  • ok.. I hope you all notice the "do not upload copyrighted content" text above the upload button on the youtube site. What does that mean? Should I upload stuff that is not my own? And why would you not want to respect my copyright? Are you going to put commercials before, in the middle and after the video?

    plus... I think the new player is ugly :P

  • levy, i can assure you that they are not concerned with you and *your* pithy copyrights. everyone knows that the only copyrights that matter belong to the mpaa.
  • how can youtube afford so mach damn bandwidth?
    According to they seem to be going through about a million bucks a month...

    But yeah, that was intentional. I figured it'd be safest to simply remove all object and embed tags, especially considering the possibility of using the fscommand() function from a flash file to execute js.
  • I dont get it. The creators of youtube went to some venture capitalists, presumably with a plan similar to 'we want to make a site where people upload junk which other lazy kids can then watch. those kids would probably upload shit too.' and came away with 11.7million: why? Then they get the place running at an estimated cost of $1m PER MONTH in bandwidth (knocking 200TB a day (for those who cant be arsed with the maths thats 50,000 feature length dvd's worth of shit)), and fail to make ANY income until march of this year.

    Can someone either tell me where i've misread the forbes article, or explain to me what the hell is going on here? No doubt in a month or two one of the net giants will buy them out for a small fortune too...
  • You're trying to make sense out of a bubble?
  • It's not even a bubble though. What about the youtube idea could possibly give venture capitalists the thought 'yeah sure, i'll chuck millions of dollars at this, it sounds awesome'?

    Some of the stuff on the net you can think 'yeah, that was a pretty smart idea, its cool they got support cause it's doing well now', and for the initial .com bubbles you can think 'well yeah it was waaay over the top but i guess it's easy to think 'OMG THIS INTERWEB THEORY SOUNDS PRETTY COOL I WANT IN!!' and chuck some money at it'. You tube is just retarded though. "Internet calling for free (give or take bandwidth costs) [Skype]? Yeah sounds cool, i see how we'd make money out of that by auxiliary processes!" or "Online video transfer? So what?"
  • They threw money at it because they thought of one site - MySpace...

    Lately, anything that involves millions of 12 year olds surfing one site, reading and uploading, is going to make money. YouTube just happens to be run by either a) idiots, or b) some really smart people that offered it for free/ad free to gain popularity and users, then slowly adds advertisments.
  • A video file costs pennies to stream over the internet, and a google ad brings in pennies per pageview. Tiny differences in either number can turn a popular site from losing-millions-per-month to making-millions-per-month overnight, or vice-versa.

    Not saying it's necessarily going to happen, but it certainly could.
  • blizeHblizeH ✭✭
    Ahh, also the PayPal donate button won't work, it doesn't seem to like forms.

    Is there anyway to make it so that only I can post unblocked HTMl or something?
  • Does this mean that posting the Odeo player is also not possible in v1.0?
  • blizeHblizeH ✭✭
    Bump please? Need to get a donation button onto the forum if possible (for our CS server) Ty
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