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    This is the newest version of VBulletin 5.6.4 as of May of 2021.

    Improvements have been made to how videos can be posted and I'm going to try and walk you through several different ways of doing so in this series of topic posts which will be made into "Sticky Threads" and locked so they can be referred to in the future when and if you have issues.

    Added: Please bear with me as I learn the nuances of the new software.
    As I was playing around with videos, I've found at least four different ways to upload videos, which I will attempt explain.

    One thing I'd like to mention is that when we were first looking at using VBulletin, I think I may have misunderstood what they were talking about in regards to posting videos. I thought they said that we could upload images and videos to the server through the forum.
    Well it looks like it's not what they said.

    From what I have found, you can only link to videos from a lot of the video hosting platform.
    So let me show you the four ways that I've found.

    Disclaimer:
    I still might not fully understand exactly how videos are uploaded, but I'll show you what I know.

    Thanks for taking the time to read these.

    Allen...
    Last edited by Allen; 06-08-2021, 04:42 PM.
    The Little Rock Line Blog

    Rule #1 of model railroading.
    It's probably responsible for the greatest number of shoddy layouts because no one feels compelled to improve themselves. Meh, good enough...

    #2
    Option 1 (and probably the most common way)

    Once your video has been published on one of the video hosting platforms, you'll need to create a link to it.
    I'm going to use YouTube as an example, as that's what I primarily use.

    When you start a new post for a video, or to include a video with your text, you will want to use the "Insert Video" Icon.
    Look for the RED arrow and click on it.
    Note: If you do not see the row of TEXT editing icons, then look at what the BLUE arrow is pointing at, this will toggle the editing tools on or off.

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    Once you click on the Insert Video icon you will see this screen popup.
    You need to go to the platform where your video is hosted and copy the link or get the "Share" link and paste it in the box where the RED arrow is
    pointing to and then click the "OK" button.


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    Now you should be looking at a preview of the new post again.
    If you chose to write something, you see that and the link to the video between the video brackets.
    If it looks good, click the "Post Reply" box where the BLUE arrow is pointing to.
    If you want or need to make changes or add more videos, do it now, before clicking the Post Reply Button.

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    Once you have posted the reply, the video should show up as thumbnail in the post that you can click to view the video.

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    I think if I have things set properly, you should be able to upload 15 links (attachments) just you can with images.
    The Little Rock Line Blog

    Rule #1 of model railroading.
    It's probably responsible for the greatest number of shoddy layouts because no one feels compelled to improve themselves. Meh, good enough...

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      #3
      Option 2 (this is probably the easiest way)

      Use this option if you do not want to see a thumbnail of the video.
      What this option does is just creates a link to the video platform where you have it hosted.

      Start by creating a new post.
      Copy the link or get a "Share" link from where the video is hosted at.
      Then just simply paste it in the new post.

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      Then simply click "Post Reply" and you will see the link in the new post, click on it and it should take you to the video.

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      That's it.
      The Little Rock Line Blog

      Rule #1 of model railroading.
      It's probably responsible for the greatest number of shoddy layouts because no one feels compelled to improve themselves. Meh, good enough...

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        #4
        Option 3
        I'm not 100% certain of the purpose that this method serves, but it works.
        (I would say DO NOT use this method, use the methods described in the posts above this one).
        Maybe in time we'll stumble across the reason?

        By clicking on the "Link" icon on the upper right of the post reply where the RED arrow is pointing to, this pre-sets the way this post handles links and uploads.

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        After clicking the "Link" icon and copying the link to the video, you paste it in the box where the RED arrow is pointing to.
        Then click the "Add Link" box that the BLUE arrow is pointing at.


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        You will then see a thumbnail and active link in the attachment section.
        You can use the "Edit" icons (that look like pencils) to make changes, which I think you can type a description?
        When you're done, you can click the "Post Reply" button at the lower right.
        What I don't understand is it looks as if you can only post one link per reply/post with method?

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        Once you've posted the reply, you will see the video thumbnail and a partial link.
        Then to view the video, you can click on the thumbnail or link.

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        Last edited by Allen; 03-13-2023, 05:23 PM.
        The Little Rock Line Blog

        Rule #1 of model railroading.
        It's probably responsible for the greatest number of shoddy layouts because no one feels compelled to improve themselves. Meh, good enough...

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