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How to upload animated GIF's and Youtube videos. 

Post#1 » by chrismikayla » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:03 pm

Good morning;

I had a basic question as far as how to upload GIF's and youtube videos. I would like to change my signature with an animated GIF and have saved it to my GFYCAT account. Thanks ahead of time for any assistance.
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Re: How to upload animated GIF's and Youtube videos. 

Post#2 » by chrismikayla » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:10 pm

Anyone?
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Re: How to upload animated GIF's and Youtube videos. 

Post#3 » by Sofia » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:32 am

chrismikayla wrote:Anyone?

Get the direct link and put it in [img] tags, ie:

[img]http:gfycat.com/abcetc.gif[/img)

If you can't get a direct link, upload your gif to imgur and do it from there.
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Re: How to upload animated GIF's and Youtube videos. 

Post#4 » by Howard Mass » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:03 am

Sofia,

Thanks so much for helping here.
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Re: How to upload animated GIF's and Youtube videos. 

Post#5 » by Sofia » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:19 pm

I got a pm asking for a little more info on the above, thought I would share my response here if it's of any help to anyone else.


I've had this issue a bit recently and haven't been able to figure it out exactly.

If it's a pic from Google images, you have to make sure you are getting the image address from the host website, rather than copying the address from the image search results. Basically, the image address should be relatively short, whereas the Google images search address will be a few lines long. It's also worth noting that the Google image search address has a time stamp, so the link from that search is no longer valid the next day.

The only other tip I can really give is make sure you're including the extension type (.jpg or .gif) in the image address. If you don't include the extension, the [img] tags are only being told a link to the image it wants to show, instead of getting the image itself.

Hope this helps, and apologies if it's not clear, I've only found this stuff out through trial and error over the years.

Good luck.
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Post#6 » by Howard Mass » Wed Nov 4, 2015 3:16 pm

Thanks again for answering this Sofia.
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Post#7 » by Are We Ther Yet » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:55 pm

I'm so lost how to post gifs on here. I'm not the most computer savvy person. Can anyone help?
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Post#8 » by Are We Ther Yet » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:26 pm

If anyone sees this... I'm in an android tablet and can't post gifs. Need help.
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