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Pony request -- can we have automagically embedded vimeo clips?
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 6:13 AM (84 comments total)

Sure, I'll get right on it.
posted by nomadicink at 6:19 AM on November 2, 2010


*rides pony around*
posted by nomadicink at 6:19 AM on November 2, 2010 [4 favorites]


Why would a pony watch online videos.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:20 AM on November 2, 2010 [7 favorites]


How about Dailymotion and MTV too while we're at it?
posted by John Cohen at 6:42 AM on November 2, 2010


I'll add Vimeo to my to do list. It's not trivial to implement, so we need to limit embedded video to those services that we see in a large percentage of posts. Vimeo has definitely crossed a threshold.
posted by pb (staff) at 6:52 AM on November 2, 2010


How about Dailymotion and MTV too while we're at it?

Don't forget youporn.
posted by empath at 7:01 AM on November 2, 2010 [4 favorites]


Thanks!
posted by empath at 7:02 AM on November 2, 2010


Sure, I'll get right on it.

Okay, I'm going to go ahead and close this up, then.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:06 AM on November 2, 2010


My wallet smells weird.
posted by The Whelk at 7:08 AM on November 2, 2010


It's made out of pony!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:11 AM on November 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Weird. I opened up my wallet and it's full of blood.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:18 AM on November 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


It might be a good idea to throw away the bar receipt from the Overlook Hotel's Gold Room shakespeherian
posted by The Whelk at 7:20 AM on November 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Weird he told me there was no charge but apparently I am out one goddamned soul.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:23 AM on November 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dang, now you got to be both a metaphor for the genocide of the native Americans and the dynamics of abusive relationships.
posted by The Whelk at 7:25 AM on November 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


These ponies sure are demanding.
posted by Elmore at 7:25 AM on November 2, 2010


Heeeeeeeeere's Whelky!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:25 AM on November 2, 2010


Being a metaphor is exhausting I'm just gonna take a nap here in this hedge maze.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:26 AM on November 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


*Chop!*

*Chop!*

*Chop!*

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME PIE?!?!?!
posted by The Whelk at 7:27 AM on November 2, 2010


"When you hear this... *whack, whack, whack*... it means I'm coding ponies!
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:29 AM on November 2, 2010


All blue and no grey makes Whelk go off-topic.
All blue and no grey makes W helk go off-topic.
All blue and no gray makes Whelk go off-topic.
All  blue and no grey makes Whelk go off-topic.
All blue and no grey makes Whelk go of-fttopic.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:29 AM on November 2, 2010


come comment with me


foirever

and ever

and ever.
posted by The Whelk at 7:32 AM on November 2, 2010


Don't you guys have jobs?
posted by Aizkolari at 7:39 AM on November 2, 2010


I did, before I... corrected it.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:40 AM on November 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


I thought this was my job?
posted by The Whelk at 7:41 AM on November 2, 2010


We're through the looking-pony here people!
posted by blue_beetle at 7:49 AM on November 2, 2010


Look At This Pony!
posted by The Whelk at 8:05 AM on November 2, 2010




I had a job was, but it peed on everything so I had to give it away.
posted by nomadicink at 8:16 AM on November 2, 2010


You mean we don't get paid to post here? I figured my check was in the mail.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 8:31 AM on November 2, 2010


if you dont get a check for doing something on a website, YOU are the product and/or the target demo, not to mention the crystal goblet and--somehow--the wine.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:36 AM on November 2, 2010 [4 favorites]


I'm a complimentary mint imperial.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 8:43 AM on November 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


I am produced from the small number of the best vineyard sites in the Côte d'Or, as strictly defined by the AOC laws
posted by The Whelk at 8:48 AM on November 2, 2010


Poneys.
posted by Iridic at 9:06 AM on November 2, 2010


Peones
posted by The Whelk at 9:09 AM on November 2, 2010


Snopes
posted by Iridic at 9:13 AM on November 2, 2010


OpenSS
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:34 AM on November 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's pony...metafilter is made out of pony. You've got to tell them, "METAFILTER IS PONY!"
posted by rhizome at 10:28 AM on November 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ponies are getting played out - bring me a Tarsier!
posted by The Whelk at 10:56 AM on November 2, 2010


this is the point were Uncle Miltie put on the dress.
posted by clavdivs at 11:18 AM on November 2, 2010


Put a donk on'it.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:20 AM on November 2, 2010


(Am I hallucinating or is there now a tiny UI change? On Metatalk only, there's now parens around the "# new" text.)
posted by kmz at 11:51 AM on November 2, 2010


I'm on a pony.
posted by katillathehun at 11:52 AM on November 2, 2010


Did we just witness the birth of a pony? What a miraculous sight!
posted by chairface at 11:53 AM on November 2, 2010


Ponies have been born left and right these days, I hope you have a plan for taking care of all them young man.
posted by The Whelk at 11:58 AM on November 2, 2010


YNOP, YNOP, Mrs. Torrance.
posted by FelliniBlank at 12:02 PM on November 2, 2010


Video Ponies!
posted by galadriel at 12:16 PM on November 2, 2010


And now the parens are on Mefi proper, but not Ask. The tension is killing me. We're actually watching a pony being birthed! I hope everybody is wearing their scrubs.
posted by kmz at 12:18 PM on November 2, 2010


Wait, what? That was always there, no?

omg maybe i am psychic
posted by elizardbits at 12:23 PM on November 2, 2010


Pony ride.
posted by carsonb at 12:24 PM on November 2, 2010


Am I hallucinating or is there now a tiny UI change?

It is real. It was a leftover thing that never got done w/ the plain text thing. Yay pb.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:27 PM on November 2, 2010


Totally yay. I never knew I wanted those parentheses but now I love them.

Easy to please = me.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:36 PM on November 2, 2010


jessamyn - I'm certain that this is an idiotic question that stems from the fact that I understand nothing about coding, but how come we can have embedded video, but not the image tag?
posted by tzikeh at 12:43 PM on November 2, 2010


Talk to pb, that's way outside of my expertise.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:22 PM on November 2, 2010


I always assumed the no image tag thing was a policy decision, not a technical one.
posted by kmz at 1:28 PM on November 2, 2010


The short answer is that embedded video is hosted on youtube.com (and soon vimeo.com), both services that monitor/sanitize content from users. The image tag would allow images from any web host, opening up MeFi users to various forms of nastiness including malware and viruses that can be embedded within.

The longer answer is harder to relate and involves these security concerns and the culture that has grown around that security decision. If you take a trip back through the MetaTalk archives you'll find many, many conversations about the image tag. Some people would love to have it back, some would hate it.

I personally believe we are committed to a text-only environment at this point. The initial decision to remove the tag was based on valid security concerns that still exist, and our reluctance to kludge together an alternative is based largely on our current site culture. Again, these are my beliefs—I can't speak for everyone.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:31 PM on November 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought the IMG tag was removed because of potential exploits, as we don't have any reasonable way of knowing where the images are hosted. Embedded video from YouTube's server doesn't pose this problem.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:32 PM on November 2, 2010


Or, you know, what he said.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:32 PM on November 2, 2010


Gotcha. Thanks for the info. Alas, but that's how it goes.
posted by tzikeh at 1:40 PM on November 2, 2010


I thought the IMG tag was removed because of potential exploits, as we don't have any reasonable way of knowing where the images are hosted. Embedded video from YouTube's server doesn't pose this problem.

Right, but as pb alludes, that's only part of the reason. They could just as easily enable images only for flickr or something, but they haven't.
posted by juv3nal at 1:50 PM on November 2, 2010


but they haven't.

And I'm glad. I think using our words is important.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:54 PM on November 2, 2010


yes we writing the words good.
posted by The Whelk at 1:59 PM on November 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


The real answer is that pb is just a huge fan of ASCII art.
posted by Eideteker at 2:57 PM on November 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


THIS PB BELIEVES
posted by everichon at 3:08 PM on November 2, 2010


Me? I believe the children are our future. Teach them well, and let them lead the way.
posted by everichon at 3:09 PM on November 2, 2010


NO MATTER WHAT THEY TAKE FROM ME, THEY CAN'T TAKE AWAY MY ಠ_ಠ
posted by everichon at 3:10 PM on November 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


They could just as easily enable images only for flickr or something, but they haven't.

And we don't want to. And if someone would like to have a larger discussion about this, I'd suggest doing it in another MeTa thread.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:11 PM on November 2, 2010


I wasn't, for the record, suggesting that y'all ought to enable images (for flickr or whatever), just offering clarification on what shakespeherian was saying.
posted by juv3nal at 3:32 PM on November 2, 2010


But thanks for suggesting the workaround of posting my images as one-frame videos on youtube, then embedding them.

Now off to upload my video of an elephant pissing in this thread.
posted by qvantamon at 4:36 PM on November 2, 2010


Indeed, this meta thread is about convincing me me not to download RPGmaker again despite the game on the front page cause publishers are actually getting back to me RE: pitch and I don't need this.
posted by The Whelk at 6:23 PM on November 2, 2010


ooh ooh ooh, what about the tag?
posted by sammyo at 8:34 PM on November 2, 2010


Ok so there was this pony and he could think like a person and he went on a quest and then some stuff happened and when he got back the wizard master who sent him on the quest - oh yeah so I forgot to mention he got sent on quests by this wizard master - anyway he got back but he couldn't complete the quest so the wizard said "Pony! Go and do that quest again!" HAHAHAHHAHHHAGAHAHA!!!11
posted by doublehappy at 10:12 PM on November 2, 2010


On Metatalk only, there's now parens around the "# new" text.

Those weren't there before?
posted by grouse at 10:40 PM on November 2, 2010


The IMG tag was removed to prevent LOL overflow.
posted by benzenedream at 12:31 AM on November 3, 2010


The IMG tag was removed to prevent LOL overflow.

lolverflolw
posted by djgh at 2:08 AM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Those weren't there before?

I can't speak to the rest of the site, but the parens were invisible to people using the White Background for some time now and pb just went through and made them visible on all the parts of the site. Depending on what stylesheet you had, you may be seeing parentheses where there weren't any before.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:52 AM on November 3, 2010


Very professional.
posted by carsonb at 11:19 AM on November 3, 2010


Vimeo is set to go on MetaFilter only right now. While I was under the hood I updated the YouTube player as well. You should see a larger video at an HD aspect ratio now, and I'm using both sites' newer HTML5 embedded player.

It looks like the YouTube HTML5 player is a little spotty in places. It doesn't have a very good message when embedding is disabled by the user. It simply says, "video not found" or something. But we felt like wider support was worth the trade-off. Their HTML 5 player is still in beta testing so we should see improvements. And you can always click to go directly to YouTube if there's a problem with the embedded video.

If this looks good we'll roll it out to the other sites. Post any problems here.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:00 PM on November 3, 2010


*snoopy dance*
posted by The Whelk at 4:23 PM on November 3, 2010


*snoopy dance*

Nice pony you got there.

Would be a shame if something were to happen to it.

All I'm saying is, if you don't cough up those Dictionary of the Khazars and Invisible Cities games, well, it's out of my hands.
posted by juv3nal at 4:35 PM on November 3, 2010


Dude that game was a life time ago and running RPGMAKER2000 on my current set up makes lots of weird text artifacts.

I will say this, in the Invisable Citites game, you lost your entire inventory at the start of each new city UNLESS you managed to uncover the painfully occult and obscure way of retaining your self hood between city-transfers. It was all based on charm and wit, not fighting cause I'd been a playing a shitton of Planescape.
posted by The Whelk at 4:38 PM on November 3, 2010


(actually that khazar game may still be floating around ....huh)
posted by The Whelk at 4:38 PM on November 3, 2010


It would appear the low-rent forums I posted crap games in High School has vanished.

AND WE'RE ALL THANKFUL FOR THAT.
posted by The Whelk at 4:44 PM on November 3, 2010


retro ego-surfing is a terrible thing that no one should do, BTW.
posted by The Whelk at 4:53 PM on November 3, 2010


although I did find my high school "portfoilo" site.

I don't recommend it.
posted by The Whelk at 5:06 PM on November 3, 2010


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