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New "media" button

Postby John Q. Public » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:42 pm

We've had it for a couple weeks but I don't see where anybody's used it. Which is probably a good thing.

Its purpose is to display media that the other one (the one next to it that looks like a "play" button) won't do. The problem with it is that whatever you embed with it doesn't scale for mobile devices, so it can create something of a nuisance for people on phones. So, please only use it for formats that don't work on the other one.

Sources and formats that it's good for, though, are:
soundcloud.com, promodj.com and some other audio services (not sure which ones)
maps.google.com (maps, panoramas)
360cities.net (panoramas)
dermandar.com (panoramas)
picasaweb.google.com (slide show)
connect.garmin.com (GPS-tracks)
endomondo.com (GPS-tracks)
gpsies.com (GPS-tracks)
bikemap.net (GPS-tracks)

It also works with webm, ogv and mp4 video files and oga, ogg, mp3, m4a audio files from web locations (not posted as attachments). Here's an mp4 stored on this site:

phpBB [media]


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Re: New "media" button

Postby John Q. Public » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:57 pm

And it's kind of buggy. It seems to have a problem with posting two files in the same post. And it can lose all of your typing in that case, so it's always a good idea to copy your post before hitting "Submit."

Here's an mp3:
phpBB [media]
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Re: New "media" button

Postby John Q. Public » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:04 pm

Sorry phone people, but here's one from Google Maps. Yeah, it does satellite and map versions. Not sure about street view, though.

phpBB [media]
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Re: New "media" button

Postby John Q. Public » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:27 pm

The button's been removed for everybody but moderators. If you'd like to post one of the above formats, post the link, report the post ( ! button ) and ask a moderator to embed it.
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Re: New "media" button

Postby John Q. Public » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:12 am

And then I replaced the regular video button with one from a few versions ago that looks like a movie camera. People seem to have trouble recognizing the default one. Browsers might be caching the old one still but you'll see it eventually.
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