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Feeling well-rested this morning; Enhanced feature for Bronze+ supporters.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 by  
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I had yesterday off from training, and I think the rest did me a lot of good. This morning I’m feeling very alert and energetic, so I expect to have a great back and biceps workout later today. I am also seem to be responding well to my increased caloric intake (check out yesterday’s update for details and the new food log).

Those of you with Bronze and higher JSF forum memberships have had the ability to embed Youtube videos into your posts for quite some time. As most of you know by now, Youtube now supports much higher quality video than the default (which is quite poor), and they also have support for widescreen video. Documentation on integrating these new features into embedded forum video is rather scarce right now, however last night forum member “MannishBoy” pointed me to another forum that had successfully implimented these cool new Youtube features. Thankfully there was also a link to a technical document that outlined what changes needed to be made to the forum code to take full advantage of HQ video and widescreen. I completed the changes and testing last night, and so I’m pleased to announce this enhancement is now available and fully functional for all Bronze+ supporting members! The best part is you don’t have to do anything differently to take advantage of these new features: add the youtube video to your post as you always do; if HQ video is available, then the software will automatically embed the HQ version. Non-widescreen (4:3) videos will be shown “window boxed” (black bars to the left and right of the video), so their aspect ratios will not be distorted. Another cool side-effect of this change is that all existing embeded videos on the forum will now automatically play the HQ version if it’s available.

Here’s a video I shot of my dogs last night. They are upstairs in the theater lobby scarfing down their favorite food, popcorn. This embedded Youtube video is shown in High Quality resolution and demonstrates the enhanced Youtube features.

Enjoy, and thanks for supporting JSF and the JSF forums!

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