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aug 07, 2009 –
By Ceci Moss
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I see this is an embedded QT. For a brief, glorious, period after Rhizome moved to its current format it was possible, as an ordinary member, to post not only Flash:http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/27820/#50658but also Shockwave and QT here.Most of the things I made then now just sit as sad bits of code:http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/30304or http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/27878(and a few other things)but, curiously, some of them seem to partially work:http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/28015( images, yes; sound, no)I'm not making any big claims for the things I did on the list, although I think they were amusing and, to some extent, a little different. There is an interesting imbalance here, though, where it appears Rhizome staffers can have recourse to QT for archiving and commentary purposes ( and I'll say again how great I think the Rhizome front page currently is; an unmatchable resource, thoughtfully and elegantly put together and presented) but those of us who've been around for years commenting, arguing & occasionally trying to make work on the site are shut out…Now that moderation is a feature of Rhizome life and will be for the forseeable future could we have QT and Shockwave back? ( I know it was accidental, but it was great)michael
Hi Michael, Flash and Quicktime are still supported and should work via the bb code ( [flash]URL[/flash] & [qt]URL[/qt] ).Check the guide: http://rhizome.org/lib/rhizome_bbcode/guide.phpI'm working on updating your old posts…Best,Nick
Hi Nickthanks - I hadn't realised that QT was available using bbcode -that's great.I guess intially this must have been loosely implemented on Rhizome ( or that somehow html slipped through) because when I used either Shockwave or QT before, it embedded on the site using the object/embed html which is why the stuff must've stopped working when the site was tightened up…Director seems to have dramatically fallen in popularity & use recently but there's a big historical legacy of work in it & some of us still prefer it to Flash - is there any way of allowing the use of bbcode to embed Director authored shockwave ( .dcr) files as well as Flash? ( I can't imagine this has any more security implications than allowing Flash) I see from the bbcode site that admins can generate custom tags… anyway, many thanks for the helpful responsemichael
Hi Michael,I believe we switched to bbcode just a few months after the site was last redesigned. I'll work on adding .dcr support to the bbcode and then update your posts.Cheers!nick
Hi again Michcael,.dcr support has been added to the bb code. So flash, quicktime, and director are all supported. Your old posts are all functioning once again.Let me know if you have any complications.cheers,nick
that's tremendous Nick! many thanks!m.
+++While we're talking bugs and etc….The small buttons above the text input area do not seem to work on any browser I use (Firefox, Safari).+++
Hi Tim! The buttons should work now. I added QT and Director buttons too. Thanks everyone!nick
+++[size=40]yes they work[/size]
Thanks every one to share ideas. I have same issue.
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