Read before posting! How to post videos here and other information


AFK Moderator
Greetings! Here are some general rules and guidelines for the video sections.

1. Posting a DVD rip is a rule violation. Posting public video clips (youtube, google etc.) is great! (See question answered by Salome below)

2. Salome Productions does not host any of the clips on this forum. They all stream from youtube, google and other video sharing websites.

3. All videos not of a bellydance performance are to be put in the Non-Dance video subsection. You can find this section listed on the top in the video thread.

How to insert a video clip

The following only work for youtube clips. Video clips from any other location cannot be inserted. If you want to share your video you can 1) upload it on youtube and post it here, or 2) just link the HTML address to the site streaming the video.

1. Open the youtube page that has the video you want to insert in the post.

2. In the address bar at the top of your browser you will see a url that looks exactly like this Belly dancer Salome - YouTube

After the = sign there will be a series of letters and numbers, see the example below in red.

3. Only copy the series of letters and numbers after the = sign, for example 1xdJz57mkxU

4. Now, back at the Belly dance forum. Above the text field where you type your posts you will notice several small icons. One of them says "You Tube".

Click the youtube icon and you will see [ YOUTUBE ] [ /YOUTUBE ] show in your post window. Your cursor will automatically appear in between the two sets of youtube brackets, [your cursor will be here] now paste the series of letters and numbers you copied earlier. You can do this by clicking Edit - Paste in your browser or hit ctrl + v. Will show up as this: [youtube ]1xdJz57mkxU[ /youtube ]. In order for it to work your cursor must be in between the brackets, only paste the series of letters and numbers and paste by choosing Edit and paste from your browser window or ctrl + v. Note that both youtube brackets and the code between them should be on one line.

The end result will look like this:

Note: If the video owner has selected it, some videos will not be able to be embedded on forums. For videos in which this occurs you will just have to put the url link.

If you still have problems, pm a mod in the youtube section for assistance.
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