Help:Videos

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Video from YouTube can be shown on any Halopedia page using simple code. The video is not uploaded to Halopedia, but embedded. This means it is stored on YouTube, then called from there to be viewed on Halopedia.

Adding a YouTube video[edit]

To add a YouTube video, you need the ID code for the video. The easiest way to find this is to look at the URL of the YouTube page for the video. The string of letters and numbers after "v=" in the URL is the ID code. So for the URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLFDzC_ok8c, the ID code could be DLFDzC_ok8c.

Parser function method[edit]

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YouTube videos can be added using the following parser function syntax:

{{#youtube:VIDEOID|width|align|description|height}}

This style can be used in templates and supports passing parameters to the tag. The video ID is the only mandatory field; the rest are optional. Setting align to "left" or "right" automatically uses the thumbnail-style frame for video with the value for "description" as its caption. The video will automatically resize to 4:3 with just the width provided, but the height may be provided if you require a different aspect ratio (such as 16:9).

For example, the video on the right is embedded with this code:

{{#youtube:DLFDzC_ok8c|200px|right|Check this out!}}

If you don't want to use the thumb format but still want to specify the height, the following format will work as well:

{{#youtube:VIDEOID|width|height}}

Legacy method[edit]

If you aren't sure what you use, you can add the whole URL in place of the ID code. YouTube videos are embedded with the code:

<youtube>VIDEOID</youtube>

"VIDEOID" is the code from the URL. So an example might be:

<youtube>DLFDzC_ok8c</youtube>

You can change the width and height of the video box, to a maximum of 640x480 pixels. If you specify width and height, and those settings are not in proportion to the YouTube screen, then you will have empty space around the video. In most cases, the width determines the screen size in this situation.

  • Width is controlled with width="xxx", where xxx is the number of pixels. The default is 420 pixels.
  • Height is controlled in the same way with height="xxx". The default is 315 pixels.

A full example would be:

<youtube width="425" height="300">92Bbw-KHajs</youtube>

Adding a Vimeo video[edit]

Vimeo videos can be added using the exact same formats as YouTube—just replace "youtube" with "vimeo" for either the parser function method or the legacy method. Examples:

{{#vimeo:VIDEOID|width|align|description|height}}
{{#vimeo:VIDEOID|width|height}}
<vimeo width="425" height="300">VIDEOID</youtube>

These tags work the exact same way as described above.

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