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54 minutes ago, Ydima said:

Hi Thanks, 

don't know if anyone is having same problem as me (to say i am completely useless when it comes to IT matters would be a gross understatement),

but when you embed fartbook videos, I can play them however it plays only a zoomed in version of the video, as in in the video above all i see is the dashboard of a car.

The click on fullscreen does nothing so the only way to see the whole video is to go to the facebook page to watch.

Is it something I am doing wrong, is there an easier way to view?

What device, site version, and browser type are you using? Desktop, mobile, iPad, Tapatalk...? 

Does this video appear correctly in the container here:

Or perhaps this one:

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The first one is using the post plug-in, the second one the video plug-in code generator.

I'm only using the standard Facebook plug-ins:

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

For pure video plug-ins this one:

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/embedded-video-player/

For post plug-ins this one:

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/embedded-posts/

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I am using chrome on a macbook pro, no idea what site version is but both videos below work fine.

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Instead of embedding a Facebook video manually, you can also let the forum software do the whole job. You just have to copy the video link address and paste it into the standard (WYSIWYG) editor here. To find the video address you can right click on the video, click on "display video URL", copy the video URL (video address) and paste it here. Hit enter and the forum software should do its magic...

Depending on your browser, app, device and operating system this option to find the video URL may or may not work.:blush:

If it doesn't work, you can try the following: Go to the desktop version of FB (either by using a PC or by removing the "m" in front of the website address in your mobile browser) and click on the three dots on the upper right hand corner of the post. This should open a menu with the option to copy the link. Do this and paste the link here in the forum editor, hit enter, and wait a second or two before the video shows up.

Video embedding works best with high-speed internet connections, such as a good WIFI or at least 4G / LTE. If you are using slow network connections and / or older hardware with little RAM, these posts with embedded media might take a while to load...:(

Example for automatically embedding a Facebook video: The latest CIB Facebook post is this video posted yesterday. On a PC you click on the post, click on the three dots and copy link. Paste this link into the editor here.

fbtut2.PNG

The link should look like this:

https://www.facebook.com/401617183283119/videos/698811364217069/

After the domain name, there's the FB account number, then the word "videos", and finally the video ID. If your link looks a lot different than the one above, then there's something wrong.. Perhaps you copied the web address / URL where the video was posted to instead of the specific address of the video...

Again: If you paste this video link here and hit enter / return, the forum software will (should) automatically embed the video...

The same principle (i.e., copying the media URL (video URL, audio URL, image URL/ address) can be applied to embed media from other social media sites, such as Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, Giphy, Tenor, imgurl, Snapchat, Pinterest, twitch, Soundcloud, DeviantArt, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and so on. I think it even works with VK and Whatsapp. I'm not so sure about Chinese sites such as Youku. 

Good luck!

Automatically embedded:

Manually embedded:

 

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8 hours ago, Thanks said:

Instead of embedding a Facebook video manually, you can also let the forum software do the whole job. You just have to copy the video link address and paste it into the standard (WYSIWYG) editor here. To find the video address you can right click on the video, click on "display video URL", copy the video URL (video address) and paste it here. Hit enter and the forum software should do its magic...

Depending on your browser, app, device and operating system this option to find the video URL may or may not work.:blush:

If it doesn't work, you can try the following: Go to the desktop version of FB (either by using a PC or by removing the "m" in front of the website address in your mobile browser) and click on the three dots on the upper right hand corner of the post. This should open a menu with the option to copy the link. Do this and paste the link here in the forum editor, hit enter, and wait a second or two before the video shows up.

Video embedding works best with high-speed internet connections, such as a good WIFI or at least 4G / LTE. If you are using slow network connections and / or older hardware with little RAM, these posts with embedded media might take a while to load...:(

Example for automatically embedding a Facebook video: The latest CIB Facebook post is this video posted yesterday. On a PC you click on the post, click on the three dots and copy link. Paste this link into the editor here.

fbtut2.PNG

The link should look like this:

https://www.facebook.com/401617183283119/videos/698811364217069/

After the domain name, there's the FB account number, then the word "videos", and finally the video ID. If your link looks a lot different than the one above, then there's something wrong.. Perhaps you copied the web address / URL where the video was posted to instead of the specific address of the video...

Again: If you paste this video link here and hit enter / return, the forum software will (should) automatically embed the video...

The same principle (i.e., copying the media URL (video URL, audio URL, image URL/ address) can be applied to embed media from other social media sites, such as Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, Giphy, Tenor, imgurl, Snapchat, Pinterest, twitch, Soundcloud, DeviantArt, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and so on. I think it even works with VK and Whatsapp. I'm not so sure about Chinese sites such as Youku. 

Good luck!

Automatically embedded:

Manually embedded:

 

On my mobiles, automatically embedded links fill the page, and load if I try to swipe pass them, so when there's a lot of videos auto-embedded, they all play and crash the browser. 

Manually embedded videos are a smaller screen footprint and allow space to swipe without touching the embedded video. 

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