[img] tag can't deal with .gifv format

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:59 am

Is there a way to fix this? It sometimes breaks my gifs that I try to post.

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:14 am

In post 0, BROseidon wrote:Is there a way to fix this? It sometimes breaks my gifs that I try to post.

use the
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[gifv]
tag instead? if you use buttons it's between the font= one and the goto one.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:25 pm

Wait we have that.

lol.

Why does that necessitate another tag? Is php that bad or w/e?

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:54 am

I think it's because givf are more like a movie than like an image, from a file format and how they should be displayed standpoint.
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:25 am

counterpoint can we stop bro from posting more gifs
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:02 am

It semi works if you remove the V at the end when placing in IMG tags anyway I believe
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:19 pm

In post 4, Drench wrote:counterpoint can we stop bro from posting more gifs


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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:50 pm

In post 2, BROseidon wrote:Wait we have that.

lol.

Why does that necessitate another tag? Is php that bad or w/e?


It is possible that it doesn't require a new tag. But as this is a "Zoraster" coded thing and not a "Kison or other competent coder" based thing, this is what I came up with to make it work.
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:42 am

In post 7, zoraster wrote:
In post 2, BROseidon wrote:Wait we have that.

lol.

Why does that necessitate another tag? Is php that bad or w/e?


It is possible that it doesn't require a new tag. But as this is a "Zoraster" coded thing and not a "Kison or other competent coder" based thing, this is what I came up with to make it work.

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:35 pm

I'll put a task into Asana for seeing if we can condense the [gifv] tag into [img].

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:58 pm

Keep in mind that we use an old version
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:16 pm

There's an MS-Asana?

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:23 pm

In post 10, zoraster wrote:Keep in mind that we use an old version

An old version of what?

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:24 pm

In post 11, BROseidon wrote:There's an MS-Asana?

There's an Asana Kison uses as a todo list :P.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:41 pm

Phpbb. I think the Img bbcode is built into it (at least it's not one I can easily edit through the admin cp like other bbcode).
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:52 pm

In post 14, zoraster wrote:Phpbb. I think the Img bbcode is built into it (at least it's not one I can easily edit through the admin cp like other bbcode).


It's one of the hardcoded tags, yeah. He has access to the code base though, shouldn't be an issue for him.
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:56 am

In post 13, ConnorJC wrote:
In post 11, BROseidon wrote:There's an MS-Asana?

There's an Asana Kison uses as a todo list :P.


To be fair, Asana is basically a glorified to-do list for a bunch of people.

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:12 am

What are you actually supposed to put between the gifv tags?

Like

[gifv]http://i.imgur.com/DFhwoMg.gifv[/gifv]

What am I doing wrong? :(
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:27 am

In post 17, Postie wrote:What are you actually supposed to put between the gifv tags?

Like

[gifv]http://i.imgur.com/DFhwoMg.gifv[/gifv]

What am I doing wrong? :(

Tooltip when mousing over it in fullreply: Insert the alphanumeric code before the .gifv (not the full html code)
So since it's a think that only exists on imgur, it's the samw as a youtube code.

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:29 am

Oh, thanks!
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:11 pm

In post 14, zoraster wrote:Phpbb. I think the Img bbcode is built into it (at least it's not one I can easily edit through the admin cp like other bbcode).

Don't worry, I don't even have access to the ACP. It shouldn't be too hard. I just need to add a special exception for rendering a .gifv that doesn't use the <img> tag, and instead uses the correct tag.

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:19 pm

In post 2, BROseidon wrote:Why does that necessitate another tag? Is php that bad or w/e?

A gifv isn't actually an image, and can't be displayed using an image HTML tag for that reason. It's not even a file format, really, just a convention that several image hosting sites use to treat image-like videos and images the same way. What's actually happening behind the scenes is that the site is serving up a video (the same sort of thing you'd get on, say, YouTube) made to look like an image and have a similar appearance to how, say, a GIF looks. However, although you can trick the user into thinking it's an image, you can't really trick the web browser or it wouldn't be able to display it.

(The reason why people use videos rather than images for this is that they compress much better, so they use less bandwidth for both the image hoster and the person looking at the video.)

Of course, it's possible to just detect the .gifv extension and use a different HTML tag to correspond to the BBcode [img] tag. However, you'd need a special case for it, as the two things are fundamentally not the same.
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