It seems somewhat flawed that you can't publish a video in an instructable without revealing another net-identity. Not a BIG flaw, but see for instance This forum thread.
Posted by westfw 10 years ago
Has anything changed when adding a video to a instructable ? i click on the little link icon and it asks for the url . I do it and it doesnt show up..
Posted by coolbeansbaby68 3 years ago
Hello, not that I am unable to view videos on instructables, but more and more instructables are simply a video, sometimes with two sentences, sometimes not even that. Not that I dislike video tutorials and such, but many people still have low bandwith, or (like me) can not turn on the sound all the time since it would bug other people. Also sometimes it is more usefull to read instructions, steps and technical data. Plus there might be deaf people interested in some project but unable to understand all steps due to the fact some videos will depend on audio explanation only. My two cents: Include a minimum text length check for instructables. Video only should be youtube or such, not Instructables.
Posted by schorhr 10 years ago
The team here at HQ has just completed a new set of Instructables bumpers for the videos you include in your tutorials! There's at least one for every category on the site (with the exception of Home; that's coming soon) and you can download them and add them to the videos you embed in your instructables. They were super fun to make and we're looking forward to seeing them in your projects. Leave us a link in this forum if you use any of them!
Posted by Neepha 2 years ago
Hi guys, Hi Instructable team(?) anyway, I went to look at one of my old(er) instructables about making a electronically programmable fireworks display and one of the files I have attached won't download, just give me an error. I have a video file attached and when I try to access or download it it just gives me an error "forbidden" and when I try to access it in the editor it redirects me to the CDN server and gives me the error This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. AccessDenied Access Denied 3128C04DD883CD9B g1ZgkzFOIWMZecnNBhONUJJyPAPUAdCHAVPB3dF4BaFpehWjSy/jSyh1uKuHdaCD2uLn28MEfSE= Any ideas? Thanks for any help Justin_
Posted by JustinLovesTheTech 1 year ago
I'm trying to embed a second video into my video instructable. I'm guessing that because it's a video instructable it is limited to the one main video and no other videos can be embedded? https://www.instructables.com/id/Optimus-Prime-Transformers-Costume/ You can see I've been trying, but I guess that's my question: is there any way to embed another video?
Posted by alexthemoviegeek 7 years ago
I've been shifting my video files to flickr lately instead of youtube. The flickr audience is much more mature, there isn't a big ad in the corner of my video and the quality is better. Would it be possible for you fine folks to program embedding of flickr videos?
Posted by zieak 9 years ago
The ability to define size for youtube videos has disappeared. Older instructables which included sized videos have reverted to a larger default size. Probably a change on their end. Many of my videos are recorded to showcase audio, not video--so I've always sized them down. This isn't really a huge problem.
Posted by gmoon 10 years ago
Hi Everybody, I tried to embed one video several times. Each time I got the message "Unsupported Video Host". I used YouTube, Metacafe, Dailymotion, and Vimeo. For all I got the same message "Unsupported Video Host". Thank you for your help, Bob
Posted by bobwalshplumerias 7 years ago
I was creating an instructable yesterday for the newest "Burning Questions" contest, which encourages submission via instagram video and vine. The issue is, these video hosts are not supported by instructables' video embed function. When attempting to enter the instagram embed code (OSX, both Chrome and Safari), the iframe placeholder will appear temporarily, but will disappear when the instructable is saved or when the user attempts to publish. Only when uploading the video to an approved host was I able to post a video sourced from instagram.
Posted by thatkidwithayoyo 5 years ago
I made a short how-to video as an entry in the Honda DIY contest. I've been wanting to experiment with some more short-form videos and will be making a couple of tweaks to this one. Feel free to give me any feedback.Also, if you could rate my video up that would be great! :)
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
Posted by jordan314 10 years ago
So, I know instructables has gone through some changes lately, and it has been a couple months since I have embedded video from youtube into an instructable - have we lost the embed video button? Are we back to using the "source" button? and if we are, either its not working, or more likely I am forgetting to figure out how to do it properly. HELP!!!
Posted by iminthebathroom 6 years ago
I am trying to get some video embedded in my instructable, yet nothing shows up. I have followed the same process of uploading and using the embed code per several of my other instructables, yet now it seems like it's just stopped working. my process: Upload video to youtube, wait for youtube to do its thing, copy embed code and paste into 'embed video' in the rich editor. While editing it shows the placeholder for the video, and the source code shows the right html for the video. When I preview the placeholder is gone and the text flash animation is displayed where video should be. Youtube setting is 'unlisted', which enables embedding. My other videos have the same settings and have worked in previous instructables. Windows 7 FF 3.6.10 help!
Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago
The video I worked so hard on, and still have a copy of on my computer at home, does not sound as loud nor is the audio synched with the video once it got loaded into youtube. Anyone know what could have happened ?Here is the mess it became:
Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago
I would like to see images enabled on video instructables, as well as having the option to place the video anywhere in the text rather than being locked at the top of the page. An image or screenshot from the video can really highlight an article or video description and make it look much nicer. The only option currently to have both video and images in the same article is to make it a step by step Instructable. Doing so is awkward when all the instructions are provided in a video, but then you're required to somehow add multiple steps to the article which is really just a video description. As an example of how an image can really add to the attractiveness of an article based around a video, first look at this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Airsoft-Machine-Gun-from-a-Soda-Bottle/ Then at this article built around the same video on a different website that allows both image and video embedding: http://nighthawkinlight.wonderhowto.com/blog/make-bb-machine-gun-from-soda-bottle-0133352/ In the second article I am able to instantly draw interest to the video with a series of some of the better screen grabs. Even more importantly, while a video is able to provide all the necessary instruction for most things, an image is still the best format to provide a good long look at a mechanism or detailed area, rather than having to pause a video. Even if we were only allowed one still image to be embedded in a video instructable that would be good enough for me. It would at least allow a nice high resolution picture of the finished item to be displayed near the video so that as the viewer is watching each step they can glance over and get a crystal clear look of what the process is building up to. When you're five or ten minutes into instructions it's easy to forget exactly what the finished product is supposed to look like.
Posted by NightHawkInLight 6 years ago
Does anyone know of any good, freeware, video splitters? I have some home videos that I converted to digital format (MPEG), but they are a good 2-3 hours long, per film. It takes forever to put them on my mp3 player. Most of the splitters I have seen only convert the first few minutes, then you have to buy the program. Any help would be appreciated!
Posted by Bran 10 years ago
This is the video, around 20 minutes long. but worth every secondshe even pwns radio shack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by ledzep567 10 years ago
I have an empty video instructable and i can't delete it, there is no delete button on the edit tab. Anyway around this? or a means of switching it back to a step-by-step instructable that can be deleted? EDIT: You can see from the screen shot there is no extra "more" tab to delete it
Posted by NurdRage 7 years ago
I'm trying to publish a video instructable, every time I click on the Publish tab it goes back to the Edit tab without publishing or saying there is something wrong etc. I've tried with text and without text, i've added a thumbnail image. Not sure what else to try.
Posted by offtandiscord 5 years ago
I just downloaded some videos from Youtube, while they cannot be successfully transferred and played on my Kindle Fire HD. I am looking for anything can convert video format to MP4 to play on my Kindle Fire HD, and the product has to allow me to choose which device I was converting for.
Posted by AntoineJerry 5 years ago
I have been trying for a few days now to get one of my youtube videos on Instructables with no success. I have done it before, so I know how to do it. When I get to the page where it wants me to paste the embed code from youtube, it alerts me at the bottom of the page saying "Unsupported Video Host" (in white letters on an orange banner). I have tried changing the embed code several ways, and using just the URL....nothing seems to make any difference. I tried in a new browser. I tried on different days. My other video from youtube works just fine. Am I doing something wrong or is there some kind of bug?
Posted by DELETED_DELETED_lordguyton 7 years ago
I am, through circumstances, restricted to using an old... I mean really old... Mac laptop, which can't display videos in less than a weekend. it is slightly off-putting to want to check out an instructable... I'm not cool enough to use abbreviations... only to find that it's a video. I celebrate the information, but I deplore the medium. Can we have videos marked as such, the way I seem to remember them being?
Posted by DeesSqueeze 7 years ago
I'm trying to publish a video about something I made, but when I put the embed code, and after i save it, it disappears, and I put it again and I press publish instead, and it still doesn't work, can someone explain to me why it wont work?
Posted by Senior Waffleman 5 years ago
So years ago before broadband internet, Skype, and video conferencing for free, there was a thing called a Beamer video phone which used your landline telephone line to do video conferencing between 2 people. So my mom bought 2 of them, mailed me one, and we tried to do video conferencing between PA and FL, and needless to say, it was terrible. Video was choppy, etc, everything you would expect for video trying to go over a landline phone circuit. I would sell it on eBay, but it doesn't look like anyone is buying it, so rather than have it take up any more shelf space, I'm trying to figure out what else I can do with it. I haven't taken it apart yet, but it looks like a 3" LCD screen with a little web camera on it and a microphone, and some kind of circuit board. The housing is actually very pretty (see picture) with it's glass outside. So what can I do with this thing? Can I build some type of open source wi-fi video conference station using skype? Or some type of in-home intercom system with video? The possibilities are seemingly endless, any suggestions are welcomed!!
Posted by ericb1 7 years ago
I made a video in the spring, how to ice a cake and posted it on our business FB page. There is a *discreet* website at the end as well as 'find us on Tweeter and FB'. I'm wondering if I could/should upload this same video for a cake decorating Instructable, or will people consider it spammy? I can go in and edit it out, but that would take 10 minutes away from my next potential Instructable, lol! Would love some opinions... :) Thanks!
Posted by jessandstavro 6 years ago
Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago
Why do the 'sponsored videos' (READ: advertisements) at the top of most pages start playing automatically? I can only hope this is a mistake, because it is wrong on many levels. 1. Loud 2. Obnoxious 3. Unwanted 4. Makes me want to avoid Instructables (NOOOOO!) Sorry if those are redundant, but on top of the recent site layout fiasco, Instructables seems to have become a huge, messy commercial. I could live with that if only those videos didn't play automatically.
Posted by redplanet 8 years ago
This is the first ever user-orgainized knex video contest. So without further ado, here it is: The topic of the video is: Knex wars. That's right, make an arsenal of guns, gather up some friends, and have a shootout. It can be any gametype, the players and weapons won't matter, and the outcome of the war won't decide the winner of this contest. What will decide the winner is a war that makes me want to participate, even if it means selling my soul to Satan. For example, here is a video that would win if it was entered in the contest: This is a video that wouldn't be likely to win: So get filming! The only requirements is that it has to be a video, and there has to be more than 1 person in it. Face showing is optional for privacy-concerned users.
Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago