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[SJ]HeatCAN

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Forum Post Question
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:34:22 pm »
I see many of you fast dudes embedding pics and videos right into the body of the posts and I'm jealous.  I'd like to do this myself occasionally, but don't know how.  I've just been adding them as an attachment.

Can anyone turn on the often dull light bulb above my head, as to how this feat of magic is performed?

 :ty:   :salute:   :hats off:

[SJ]Byron

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 09:44:51 pm »
For Pics:

First they need to be uploaded somewhere.  You can use sites like Photobucket for that.  Then you need to know the url of your pic.  Paste the url of your pic into your post, select it and then click on the 'Insert Image' icon up above the smileys...  it should then look something like this:

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[img]http://your_host/your_pic.jpg[/img]
Make sure your pics aren't more than 800px wide, or they'll get resized by the forum software and look a bit rubbish.


For Video:

Make yourself a YouTube account, then upload your vid there...  when you paste the url of your vid, it will automatically embed into the post.

 :)



[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 10:10:00 pm »
Another way of finding out how people do stuff within a post is to click quote and see what they did  :)

[SJ]HeatCAN

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 11:10:20 pm »
Thanks Byron and JuneBug.

I am familiar with the methods you mentioned, but wasn't sure if SJ had come up with another method of doing it.

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[SJ]Forsythe

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 01:46:01 am »

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 04:20:14 am »
What I want to know is how to make a video to post to youtube from my replay files.  I'm sure there's a discussion on this, but if someone could post a link that would be great.  (when I search youtube i get a whole lot of links that aren't really what I'm looking for)

/I was really impressed that Grim had all those videos posted really quickly after the Pow-Pau race, so I think it might be something I could handle with my stupidity and lack of knowledge about video editing.



// moo

[SJ]Forsythe

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 06:18:50 am »
I think fraps is what you want.

[SJ]HeatCAN

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 04:27:56 pm »
But with yer 9600k modem wouldnt it take a week to upload something Tom!?!!
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Funny guy

[SJ]Grimwart

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 04:46:12 pm »
I use fraps (http://www.fraps.com/) to capture clips of interesting moments from the ingame replays. I think you need to buy the registered version to unlock the maximum resolution and not have their logo overlayed, but you can play around with the free version to see if you like it first.

The clips fraps records are the same quality as in the game, but very big - typically a few gigabytes for a minute of action. Next I import them into Windows movie maker. I'm using version 6, I think there are other versions that will do the same thing but maybe options are called differently etc. In movie maker you can do any editing required, if I'm feeling creative maybe cutting together some action filmed from two different viewpoints etc. I also add effects, normally just fading in and out at the start and end just for a little polish.

Once the movie is edited how you want you click on 'publish' it. The settings you choose here will effect how much compression will take place and thus the resulting filesize. There are many different types of compression, but the general rule is that the more the film is compressed the more quality is lost, so it's a tradeoff between the two.

You should end up with a video that is a managable size for upload/download, typically around 10-50MB depending on the length of the clip. You can upload this to youtube and then use the link in your forum posts and it will embed the clip in the post :)

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 04:47:55 pm »
Worked for me!  :excited:

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009, 04:52:43 pm »
Thats what I do :) Haven't done so for a long time so I guess... that's what I used to do  lol

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: Forum Post Question
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2009, 05:42:33 am »
What I want to know is how to make a video to post to youtube from my replay files.  I'm sure there's a discussion on this, but if someone could post a link that would be great.  (when I search youtube i get a whole lot of links that aren't really what I'm looking for)

/I was really impressed that Grim had all those videos posted really quickly after the Pow-Pau race, so I think it might be something I could handle with my stupidity and lack of knowledge about video editing.



// moo


I wish I could make this post a "poll"

especially with some really saucy options???

Wouldn't that be nice lol