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How To Add Video in the Comment Section of a Blog Post

 

This excellent blast from the past by Brad Andersohn deserves a re-blog. He requested that I do a tutorial on how to embed a video into the comments of a post like TLW did on his.  We get this request much more frequently now, so I guess it's time.

This tutorial is for members using Mozilla Firefox as their Browser. 

 

How To Add Video in the Comment Section of a Blog Post

Jeremy Blanton just did a great video tutorial for members showing how you can add video to your AR Blog posts.  He requested that I do a tutorial on how to embed a video into the comments of a post like TLW did on his.  We get this request much more frequently now, so I guess it's time.

This tutorial is for members using Mozilla Firefox as their Browser. 

NOTE: Any and ALL members can use Firefox as a browser without conflicting with their use of Microsoft's Internet Explorer Browser, in fact, both browsers can be open at the same time and running side by side. So this is really for ALL ActiveRain members.

***VERY IMPORTANT***

The Object and Embed codes the come directly from Youtube WILL NOT WORK when copied into a comment on AR posts.  Just the code will appear with no video.  This will annoy you and the author, So DON'T do it.  :-)

You'll Need ScribeFire To Do This

The Firefox Browser allows you to have add-ons or plug-ins.  The first thing you'll need to do is go to ScribeFire.com and download their add-on for your browser.  ScribeFire is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox Web Browser that integrates with your browser to let you easily post to your blog.  You can change font colors and re-size them and you'll find many other great uses for this little add-on, but today we'll focus on adding video to comments.

STEP ONE

Once you've downloaded and added Scribefire to your Browser, you can press the "Function +F8" keys to open up the Scribefire toolbox which will pop-up in the lower half of your computer screen. It will look like this:

STEP TWO

In the toolbar of Scribefire's add-on, you'll see a Youtube Icon , click on it.

STEP THREE

Enter the search term or user name for the video you wish to add.

*Find any Youtube video, grab the URL link, and copy/paste it into the search box, it will pull up that video.

Once you enter your search criteria, click the search button and your video or selection of videos will appear.

STEP FOUR

Click on the video you wish to add to your comment, then click the OK Button. This will add a video box in the Scribefire screen.  Now just "Right Click" your mouse in the Scribefire Screen next to the video and choose the option to "Select All".  "Right Click" your mouse again and select "Copy", then go to the comment box of the ActiveRain post, "Right Click" a third time and select "Paste". 

VERY IMPORTANT: Your video code will NOT appear in the comment section of the post, but it is there.  When you submit your comment, the video will magically appear, and you're done!  (I'll add one to the first comment of this post as a sample.)

OPTIONAL STEP - RESIZING VIDEO

To re-size videos, you'll need to edit the HTML and just change the Width and Height which I'll show you here. 

From the Scribefire Toolbar, click on the HTML edit button that looks like this: This Icon is located at the top of the Scribefire toolbar. Now you will see the HTML code where you can change the size attributes of your video.  You will need to change the dimensions in TWO locations highlighted below for it to resize the video and work.

Lastly, highlight and copy and paste the edited code into your comment and you're done.

Final Wrap-up & Video Commenting Disclaimer

Now you're probably telling yourself, "Self, this is a lot of work just to add a video to a comment on ActiveRain!"  Yes, it is.  Having an occasional video show up in a comment or two of your post or someone else's is fine, but if everyone did this to your Blog post, could you imagine how long it would take for that post to load?  Video will slow down the load time of the authors Blog so please keep this in mind if you decide to add a video to another members post.  Also be sure that if you do add video, that it is not copyright protected material and it is relevant to the authors post and topic.

Although this may seem long and complicated, once you do it a couple times, it's pretty simple, but keep in mind to respect the author, the post, the topic and the network.  While adding video to a comment can be useful and a great tool, it can also be a nuisance and disturbance to the "ActiveRain Force!"  Hopefully this is more complicated than you're willing to experience, and you'll just bookmark it and continue to leave comments instead. LOL~

Feel Free to use this post as a place to test leaving your video comments, this way I can help you, and then I can delete them if it gets too out of hand, and this post no longer loads! :-)

 

About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with the BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Operating Officer - BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
BVO Luxury Group
Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Comments

Great blog post and how to turn the video wrenches, tighten the movie lug nuts.  Real full motion video is one memorable way to tickle the ears, dance in front of the eyeballs of buyers, sellers of real estate toying with tooling in to your town.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 8 years ago

Thanks Tony and Suzanne. Bookmarked, and hoped to be used in the future.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 8 years ago

thanks-good stuff, I'm off to post my first video!

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) over 8 years ago

Andrew I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain!  

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Lottie I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain!  

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Adrian I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain!  

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Enjoyed this post and want to read more - visit our website  - HavenExpress.com - where all your questions about buying and selling residential real estate in Arizona are addressed!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Enjoyed this post and want to read more - visit our website  - HavenExpress.com - where all your questions about buying and selling residential real estate in Arizona are addressed!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

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