XF 1.1 Videos


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Good morning to you all.

I am wondering if all video uploads have to be done via a provider like You Tube, or if using the "Upload a File" button will work?

Thank you in advance.

Liam W

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You could use the BBCODE addon, and then have a hostedvideo bbcode that embeds a JPlayer or other free video player onto the page, and having a bbcode option being the path...


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When using YouTube et al, you are not hosting the video on your server, just embedding it on the forum.

I would advise against locally hosting video content for various reasons.
I assume a primary reason is the amount of space it takes up.