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Firsts and Shorts

pgn
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Did you know YouTube's first video was about elephants?

It has a URL that the Community forum recognises, and which can be embedded, via the Forum Camera icon (on Desktop!) as above.

As the eponymous video service competes with the likes of TikTok and other mobile-only video content of 60secs or less duration, it has started a new section, called YouTube Shorts.

 

Sadly, the forum video camera button cannot understand the typical Shorts URL, and refuses to embed a Shorts video: https://youtube.com/shorts/Kp0HfCXmEUU

 

  • Any chance, forum managers @Martin-O2 or @RafaC or @lewys-gp of adding this Shorts format to the video types that the forum will "embed"?

More on this new (one year-old) YouTube feature here

YouTube Publishes New 'Shorts Report' to Highlight Key Content Trends and Tips [Infographic] https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/youtube-publishes-new-shorts-report-to-highlight-key-content-t...

 

PS. Asking for a friend 😁

 

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This forum lags behind other platforms when showing videos @pgn 

I attempted to upload a very funny Tik Tok video relating to F1 and it was having none of it.

Tried via the video url and the image url on here (I could save it as an image and put in my gallery but it wont upload here.

Also very excellent edited videos (again F1 related) which are made by folks clever with IT. ie Split to show two different drivers behind the wheel of an F1 car, driving in the rain. Rarely available on You tube but uploaded to FB.

Not a cat in hells chance of uploading here, as it doesn't fit into the (very old) YouTube format.

Most annoying.

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Hi both! Thanks for letting us know. We will raise it with the platform provider and see what we can do 😁.

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@lewys-gp wrote:

Hi both! Thanks for letting us know. We will raise it with the platform provider and see what we can do 😁.


Thanks, @lewys-gp - that would be great!

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This would go in Friday Funnies - but not being able to embed it makes it a pain rather than a pleasure to share, see?

 

https://youtube.com/shorts/eccUsWVdbkY?feature=share

 

😡

 

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I like funnies am starts the day right @pgn 



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Yet again, wont play on PC using FF @pgn 😡

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Yet again, wont play on PC using FF @pgn 😡


My point precisely, @Cleoriff - Forum definitely behind the crest of the Social Media wave here, not so much "surfing" as "drowning" 😬

And this is YouTube, not some other arcane video format - ie, already vetted by YouTube T's&C's so...

 

Cramping Creativity is soooo Last Century!

 

Any update, @lewys-gp?

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Not yet, sorry @pgn. That video would deserve a place in Friday Funnies too 😂🙈. There may be a way around it through coding but not sure 🤔

 

I'll raise it again and see what we can do. Sorry about that.

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@lewys-gp wrote:

That video would deserve a place in Friday Funnies too 😂🙈.  🤔 


Aye, that it would, @lewys-gp - but as you can see, some of our erstwhile members, like @Cleoriff, cannot see it in their normal manner of interacting with the forum - which, if I remember, was one of the reasons for the recent, albeit before your arrival, "upgrade".

 

Hopefully an answer will be forthcoming to you, @lewys-gp, from the developer's side. Thanks!

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