Tutorial How to use the forum Media Center to post pics etc.

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The new forum has a variety of ways to post and share various sources of media, including pictures, video and audio files. You can upload these directly from your computer or you can embed them from sources online.

In this thread I will be giving you some pointers on how to get the most out of the Media Center. If you are a frequent poster of pictures or videos, it can really save some time and effort.
 

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First, you access the media center by clicking the Media button on the top navbar.

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Once you do that, a screen will appear showing you all of the media files you have permission to view. You can filter this list of files by using the "filters" drop down button on the right top side of the screen.

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You can filter by media type (Image, audio, video, or embeds) and/or by media owner (Tipmoose, moose, etc). Embeds are media that are hosted online and embedded here. For instance, a youtube video.

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If you want to upload media or embed media from the web, just click the Add Media button in the upper right. It will present you with a list of categories you can post to depending on the subject matter you are posting.

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Pay special attention to the two at the bottom. You may not see the second option if you don't already have an existing album to post to.

You can create multiple personal albums to hold your media. You can specify who can view the album and the pictures in it. It will default to "Album owner only', but you can change that to Everyone, Registered Users, or Selected Users.

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If you choose to upload a file it will allow you to browse to appropriate file types on your computer and upload them. If you choose Embed media, you will be asked to provide a url to the media you want to embed. A list of acceptable embeddable media sources will be displayed.

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So...now that you've got your media uploaded or embedded, what can you do with it. Well, first, the Media Center provides a central location for people to view, rate and comment on individual pics or video. Just click on one and it will open and allow you to comment or rate it. If you don't want people to see your stuff, just upload your pics to your albums and set the permissions to only yourself can view.

You can also link these media files and embeds quickly into forum posts. You can even embed an entire album into a post at one time.

To do that, open the post where you want to insert your saved media center files/embeds. Then click the "Gallery Embed" option (looks like a camera).

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You will be presented with a list of media you can embed into the post. You can choose to embed your media or your albums, or other's media or other's albums. Click each of the options to see what you can choose.

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The post below this one shows what happens when one or more items are selected for embedding.