Help:Video

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We now can play videos! Videos can be embedded from YouTube or Vimeo or uploaded on Appropedia.

How to embed[edit]

Follow these steps to embed external videos from YouTube and Vimeo.

Find the id[edit]

YouTube: The id is the part of the YouTube url that comes after the "v=". The id has been made bold in the following examples:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iob4x98LCl0
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLBPY3-CpwM&feature=related

Note: the id can include a dash, "-" or underscore "_", but can't include an ampersand, "&".

Vimeo is simpler - it's just the number after the vimeo.com/

  • http://vimeo.com/12772935

Use the id to embed the video[edit]

Embedding is currently handled by Widget:YouTube and Widget:Vimeo.

YouTube[edit]

Here is a YouTube video embed for the first example above, using the id highlighted above. The code is:

{{Video|iob4x98LCl0}}

which creates:

Vimeo[edit]

Or for Vimeo:

{{Video|12772935|platform=Vimeo}}

which creates:

How to upload and display[edit]

Upload as for any file - when logged in, click the Upload a file link in the left sidebar on any page.

To display, use the dhflashplayer tag, entering the name and optionally entering the desired size:

<dhflashplayer>file=DoubleDig.swf|width=320|height=263|path=http://www.appropedia.org/images/d/d4/</dhflashplayer>

displays as:

<dhflashplayer>file=DoubleDig.swf|width=320|height=263|path=http://www.appropedia.org/images/d/d4/</dhflashplayer>

To link to the full size version, use the "Media" prefix and the filename inside double square brackets, e.g., "[[Media:DoubleDig.swf]]" displays as Media:DoubleDig.swf.

Adding categories[edit]

The {{Video}} codes automatically add the page to Category:Pages with videos. In addition, include at least one of the categories below that best represents the video's content.

Permissions[edit]

Embedded content is under whatever license or permissions apply to the source content.

We don't have a clear policy yet, but a proposal is: Embedded content is not considered part of Appropedia's own content, (it is hosted elsewhere but displayed here) so is not covered by our license.

See also[edit]