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VokialBG
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posted August 29, 2008 12:49 PM
Edited by VokialBG at 13:29, 29 Aug 2008.

How to upload and link images/videos/files - Questions and Answers

How to upload images/videos/files and to link them at HC

This is very common question in all forums, but since we can’t post this in all HC sub-forums (posting equal guides in every forum is not the best idea), and I’m tired of reading and answering  similar questions all over the forums with posts or instant messages, I decided to post this short guid in “How to” variant in the Newcomers Inn forum (this is the first visited forum for many newcomers, and they will most likely ask similar question). Since I see a lot of threads with questions (in the Workshop, the WoG forum, the Coliseum and etc.) this is the best place for thread like this one, me or my colleagues in the HQ will just link you to this guide if needed.

Firs lets start with few questions and answers:

Question: Can I link image/video/file directly from my PC?

Answer: No, you can’t you need to upload it somewhere.

Q: What’s “uploading”?

A: Uploading (along with Downloading) are related terms used to describe the transfer of electronic data between two computers or similar systems. To “upload”, is to send data from a local system (your PC) to a remote system (FTP server, or website). You can link images, files or videos only if they were already uploaded (not only at HC).

Image uploading:

Q: I want to post images from a game, how can I catch them?

A: You need to create a screenshot.

Q: What's a screenshot? How can I take it?

A: A screenshot is an image taken by the computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor or another visual output device. Usually this is a digital image taken by the host operating system or software running on the computer device.

You can take it by runing your game and pressing your “Print Screen” key (on your keyboard), then enter a program for graphical or vector editing (like Painò, Photoshop, GIMP, etc…), and press Ctrl + C, or the “Paste” button somewhere in the program’s interface. Now save your screen in image file (with your program) in BMP, PNG, or JPEG format (they are the most common screenshot formats), and and voila, you created a screenshot!

Q: Ok, but how to upload it now?

First you need image host, you can find a lot of free image hosing sites around the net, like:

http://www.photobucket.com
http://www.imageshack.us

I prefer Photobucket, its much faster and easier to use, that’s why for this guide I’ll use this web site.

1. First enter photobucket and register. After you register log in.
2. Now you’ll see this:



(only your user name will be different, and also maybe the site’s colours)

Now click on “My Albums”:



And you’ll enter page with upload manager, here is it and how it works:



Ok now here are the steps, first choose the image, press the “Choose file” button:



Now click on the image you’ll like to share (you also can select more then I image if you drag the mouse) and then “open”, in this case, we see 3 png images:



Now wait until new page appear, and click “Save and continue”, your album main page will reload now, and your image was uploaded now.



Q: And how to link it the the forums?

A: Scroll down the page of your album, you’ll see your image in a square:



Copy the yellow line next to “IMG Code” in your post, and you are ready.

Video uploading:

Q: I like to upload a video how?

A: You need video host this time, how about http://www.youtube.com

First register, then long in, now click on “Upload”:



After, full the form
with info about your video.

Title – title of your video
Description: description of your video

Video Category: scroll down, and choose the best category for your video (for example if this is Heroes video, choose “Gaming” category)

Tags: just key words about you video

Now press “Upload video…”



Now select you video for upload, just like in Photobucket and wait until the uploading is over, after few minutes the video will be available at Youtube, and you’ll be able to copy it’s link (from your browser) and copy it here.

File uploading:

File uploading is even easier. One of the best and free file hosting sites is http://www.mediafire.com/

You don’t need to register (but you won’t be able to manage your files in future) just enter and press “Upload files to MediaFire”:



You still want to upload your file without an account, click on “I want to upload without an account”, if you like to create one and manage your files later, register first:



Now the well known window will open:



Choose your file like in Photobucked and click “open”.

Now a file manager will appear:



Click on Start upload, than click on the folder icon (right, it will appear after you click the Start button), and wait, write the link in HC post and that’s all you need.

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Related:
Learn to resize photos
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Asheera
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posted August 29, 2008 12:54 PM

Great guide.

If you weren't a Mod, I would suggest a QP
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posted October 13, 2008 03:26 AM
Edited by Nikita at 03:27, 13 Oct 2008.

Finally,what i was looking for.+ MOD QP

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posted November 26, 2008 02:47 PM

how can you post your own avatar im sick of mine and i found a cool pic that i could use

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posted November 26, 2008 02:49 PM

Post it here, I'll try to resize it withing the limits if it's too big, and then I'll post it in the Avatar Upload thread for Val to upload it.

However, Val (the admin) comes only at the start of a month (usually) to upload your avatars, so you'll have to wait... but hurry up until you miss your chance in December.
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posted December 12, 2008 08:35 PM

So,post the picture in this thread,your goin to try and resize it below 9.98 kb or wateva, val comes at the start of next month to upload the picture in the avatar list(or thread)
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posted December 12, 2008 08:37 PM

Post your picture in here, I'll resize it below 4 Kb and then add it to the avatar list for the next month.

After Val uploads it (at the start of the month, if there are no problems), you'll be able to select it from the avatar list (like the other avatars), and it will be named Dragonious-2009

And continue this discussion about avatars in the thread I linked above.
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posted January 28, 2010 03:46 AM
Edited by angelito at 10:36, 28 Jan 2010.

*yawn*
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cyanight
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posted March 01, 2010 03:11 PM

how do I add my own image to a post?

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posted March 01, 2010 03:16 PM

Quote:
how do I add my own image to a post?
You copy the link and enclose it within [img]<link>[/img]  (replace '<link>' with the link to the image).
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posted July 04, 2011 11:27 PM

DEATH! Teach me how to embed youtube videos into my posts!

Oh wait...

Ah well someone else wanna instruct a mere mortal here?
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posted July 04, 2011 11:34 PM

Learn from the best!


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posted July 04, 2011 11:39 PM
Edited by Adrius at 23:41, 04 Jul 2011.

Uh-uh, you expect me to remember that code? Where ya get it from? Can't find any option on mah youtubz.
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posted July 04, 2011 11:49 PM

It's directly from the address bar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v="video ID"

http://www.youtube.com/v/"video ID"
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posted July 04, 2011 11:51 PM

Oh yeah, the width and height can be anything you want. 0x0 works too if you want invisible ones.

Also, same code works for all flash objects. Not just youtube vids.
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posted July 04, 2011 11:57 PM
Edited by Adrius at 23:58, 04 Jul 2011.

Ah ok, testing testing...



EDIT: **** yeah, thanks
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posted July 04, 2011 11:59 PM

I think congratulations are in order.
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posted July 05, 2011 10:35 AM

Okay, let's give it a shot.


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posted July 05, 2011 10:35 AM

YOU ARE MY HERO JOONASTO ^___^
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posted July 05, 2011 10:15 PM

Just doing ym everyday duty of making HC a more horrible place for all of us.
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