Ah Elbereth Gilthoniel recited

Poetical expressions of facets of the spirit of Ilsaluntë Valion.
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Ah Elbereth Gilthoniel recited

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“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” - Haldir

“We’re not in decent places.” Gollum
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Re: Ah Elbereth Gilthoniel recited

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Not sure if you guys can access this. I’m trying to share a video from my phone.
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“We’re not in decent places.” Gollum
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hi Lomelindo,

that's an interesting issue. I have never even tried to add a self-hosted video to a forum post, but since you mentioned it now I had a look is this is even possible.
There are a number of discussions about this on the PHPBB support forum but no clear-cut answer either way. It should in essence be doable, but I'm afraid that the results wouldn't be all that great: it requires custom BBcodes for with the width and height need to be specified in each case; and I'm also concerned that there might be issues with accessibility of the video file.
For instance, the one you uploaded is on iCloud, and it says there that the shared link will expire on July 12 (which might not be what you want).

We could also upload the video to the host. In individual cases that should be fine, as long as it's not going to be gigabyte amounts - but I just tried that, and I can't get it to work that way either, though it might work to a degree if we would resort to some serious hacking :)

I also tried just attaching it to a post like you can do with am image. But that doesn't work either, because the board complains that it doesn't recognise the file format.

All in all, I think it is much easier to upload the video to a regular video sharing service like Youtube (or whatever else: Vimeo, Dailymotion - the [media] tag of the forum (that you tried to use as well for this video) supports more than 120 different different ones. Here's the complete list: https://s9etextformatter.readthedocs.io ... bed/Sites/

Note that if you don't want a video uploaded to, for instance, Youtube to be visible to the whole world: on Youtube you can mark your video as "unlisted". That way, the video will never show up in any searches, even though it is not truly restricted (which you can also do, it's just a bit more work). If you then put that video link here, it should show up fine.
Let me know if I can help you with anything!
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Ok I’ll try YouTube.
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Let me know if this link works for you!


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Yes that works perfectly!
It’s also very well pronounced (though very fast!) ... it reminds me of how JRR Tolkien read it.
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Re: Ah Elbereth Gilthoniel recited

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Thank you. This one came so easily to me in 2005 it was like I already knew it on some level. I have used this between 2009 and present regularly when I was in great pain and mental anguish, calling out for relief and rest.
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” - Haldir

“We’re not in decent places.” Gollum
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