BB Code to Insert Video in SMF Forum

I want to insert a video on a SMF forum. How to I do it?

I have tried using direct html codes on the SMF editor but it is only interpreted by the wysywyg editor as plain text and not parsed.

<OBJECT ID="MediaPlayer" WIDTH="250" HEIGHT="240" CLASSID="CLSID:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95"
STANDBY="Loading Windows Media Player components..." TYPE="application/x-oleobject">
<PARAM NAME="FileName" VALUE="myvideo.wmv">
<PARAM name="autostart" VALUE="false">
<PARAM name="ShowControls" VALUE="true">
<param name="ShowStatusBar" value="false">
<PARAM name="ShowDisplay" VALUE="false">
<EMBED TYPE="application/x-mplayer2" SRC="myvideo.wmv" NAME="MediaPlayer"
WIDTH="250" HEIGHT="240" ShowControls="1" ShowStatusBar="0" ShowDisplay="0" autostart="0"> </EMBED>
</OBJECT>

On the SMF mod site, I have found AEVA Media. I tried installing it but it just not suit to my needs. It is also bloated that there are just too much bbcodes to memorize. The auto-embed method does not include a way wherein the administrator is able to add a custom site. Thus there is no choice left for me but to uninstall the nice mod.

I was on a search again and came to a SMF recognized bbcode [html]...[/html] but it id for administrators only. It is fine as posting videos will only be limited to this group.

The final code now will be

[html]
<OBJECT ID="MediaPlayer" WIDTH="250" HEIGHT="240" CLASSID="CLSID:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95"
STANDBY="Loading Windows Media Player components..." TYPE="application/x-oleobject">
<PARAM NAME="FileName" VALUE="myvideo.wmv">
<PARAM name="autostart" VALUE="false">
<PARAM name="ShowControls" VALUE="true">
<param name="ShowStatusBar" value="false">
<PARAM name="ShowDisplay" VALUE="false">
<EMBED TYPE="application/x-mplayer2" SRC="myvideo.wmv" NAME="MediaPlayer"
WIDTH="250" HEIGHT="240" ShowControls="1" ShowStatusBar="0" ShowDisplay="0" autostart="0"> </EMBED>
</OBJECT>
[/html]

Just replace myvideo.wmv with the url of your video file.

About the Author

Ver Pangonilo

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) – Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

  • Kate

    Many thanks Ver!

    Very clever. It took me all of five minutes to install.

    Wonderful!

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