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New tags: [youtube][/youtube] and more


Thrik

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If you've ever linked to a YouTube video and thought it'd be nice if you could just include it in the post like an image, now you can. By using the new YouTube tag, you can embed any video on YouTube into your post unless the author specifically prohibits embedding (rare).

All you need to do is get any YouTube URL:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eu88KIP27lQ
Identify the ID of the video:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=     eu88KIP27lQ
And then wrap that ID in YouTube tags:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu88KIP27lQ[/media]
The result will look like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu88KIP27lQ Sometimes the URL on YouTube will be a bit more complicated, so just look for the bit immediately after "?v=". For example, it might look something like this:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eu88KIP27lQ&eurl=http://forums.mapcore.net/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=11692&p=204463

Similar tags could theoretically be produced for other sites too, although obviously I don't want to go too crazy with this. Feel free to leave suggestions below and I'll consider them once this has been tested for a while. :cool:

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OK, WeGame is now supported too.

Usage is exceedingly similar, with a regular WeGame URL looking like this:

http://www.wegame.com/watch/We_Work_for_GLaDOS_Now/
You can see where the unique ID of the video is quite easily:
http://www.wegame.com/watch/     We_Work_for_GLaDOS_Now     /
Which when pasted in looks like this:
[wegame]We_Work_for_GLaDOS_Now[/wegame]

It's important to ensure you don't accidentally paste in the slashes or it will fail. The end result looks like this:

[wegame]We_Work_for_GLaDOS_Now[/wegame]

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Now Gametrailers joins the party too. :-D

Here's a Gametrailers URL:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36435.html
Here's the ID isolated:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/     36435     .html
Here's how you'd post it:
[gametrailers]36435[/gametrailers]

And here's the end result:

[gametrailers]36435[/gametrailers]

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