Support for video and multimedia on ActiveRain

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Real Estate Technology with ActiveRain

As of this morning we've made some adjustments to our platform that should allow members to more easily include, video, podcasts and other multimedia in their blog posts.  This had been one of the common complaints with our platform and we are working to solve it as we work towards the upcoming release of additional blog customization

We currently don't provide a hosting service for video or podcasts, they will have to be hosted on another site, but we will explore this option in the future.  To add an externally hosted video or podcast to your blog use the "HTML" button on the toolbar.

Then from the window that pops up you can insert the code to display the video or podcast, which is typically provided by the hosting service.  Let us know via the feedback form if you run into problems with any types of multimedia objects and we will do our best to accommodate them.

-Matt Heaton (ActiveRain CEO)

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Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH

FANTASTIC! I just added my video to a listing post for Localism. Wasn't as easy as adding to my other blog or my web site, but after a few trys "it took".

Feb 28, 2007 07:29 AM #15
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude
Terrific news, Matt. Can't wait to start using the enhanced functionality.
Feb 28, 2007 07:31 AM #16
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Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH

Another note - the video pauses a little at the second slide. It doesn't do that on my other sites.

Feb 28, 2007 07:40 AM #17
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Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

Thanks for the html button Matt & Gang!! It has been something I really wanted and updated one of our listings with its YouTube Video, Kayak Point Listings. It works pretty slick but I have found the YouTube code has to be edited slightly to work and it can be endited for size as well.

Feb 28, 2007 08:15 AM #18
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
I guess I have some stuff to learn. Great added feature.
Feb 28, 2007 08:33 AM #19
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Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH
Toby, I just tried your video and it doesn't play. Is it supposed to? When I clicked it a second time it went to YouTube.
Feb 28, 2007 08:56 AM #20
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Laura Monroe
Inman News - San Francisco, CA
Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media
This is so cool! You guys never stop! Loving it.
Feb 28, 2007 09:12 AM #21
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Edite Liepina-Lawrence
ERA Tradewind Real Estate - Longmont, CO
I guess the time has come to take some time and really learn HTML, can't do much without it nowadays :)
Feb 28, 2007 09:21 AM #22
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Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH
About.com is a good place to learn about html codes and colors.
Feb 28, 2007 09:34 AM #23
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Fran White
North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential - Kansas City North, MO
Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
ALRIGHT!
Feb 28, 2007 09:34 AM #24
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Let's learn it together hun (Broker Bryant) 

TLW...ROAR!

Feb 28, 2007 10:20 AM #25
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Irina Netchaev
Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc. - Pasadena, CA
Pasadena CA Real Estate

Ok... I guess I jus found the instructions. :-)

Thanks,

Irina

Feb 28, 2007 10:35 AM #26
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Jason Price
Mortgage Financial Group, Inc - Eustis, FL
I can foresee this being very fun... I wonder if Carnac is going to make a prediction on this platform tool. :)
Feb 28, 2007 11:39 AM #27
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Scott Gormley
Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing - Chico, CA

Thanks for the update Matt! I think this is s great idea :)

Scott

Feb 28, 2007 11:41 AM #28
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Elaine - thanks for posting that tip for help!!

Ann

Feb 28, 2007 12:20 PM #29
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Thanks for the updates.  AR is doing a real great job of improving the network so we will keep up with the latest technology.
Feb 28, 2007 01:21 PM #30
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Carol Spengel
Prudential Rubloff - Wheaton, IL
Wheaton IL
Is anyone else having trouble with YouTube this morning on AR?  I embedded something yesterday and it worked, today I'm having troubles.  Sherry
Mar 01, 2007 02:17 AM #31
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Nick M.
Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser

This is a comment I put on Jon's blog.. i exceed my 10 comments today, so dont give me tude please.!:)

"I had some trouble with you tube, but figured it out.  for me, on PC, the code from the embed on you tube doesn't work. you need to strip some junk of it.. so below it the code and just replace the letters in BOTH spots.. hope this helps..

the letters are the reference to the video.. in the box that says 'embed'.. Jeff did a nice little post that is of great help.

<param name="movie" value=http://www.youtube.com/v/s44TN8sDVww></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/s44TN8sDVww" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed>

and dont call me a nerd please! :)  the very unofficial active rain logo - nick the appraiserand no you dont have to comment on my blog to thank me.!! haha"

Mar 01, 2007 08:16 AM #32
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
You make it REALLY difficult to keep up with all the things we need to learn to stay on top!  Thanks.  :)
Mar 05, 2007 11:30 PM #33
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Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge
Yippee..I've noticed the video posts.  I'm trying but I'm just not quite there yet...
May 06, 2007 11:09 AM #34
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