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Can I iframe a video?

Discussion in 'HTML & JavaScript' started by LiamLC, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. LiamLC

    LiamLC Regular Member

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    Hi,
    I very little about any kind of programming. My question is: Is it possible to iframe a video kind of like you iframe a cpa offer and use the iframe like an embed code? Also, if you did that, would they be able to tell that you iframed the video from their site? If they could tell, could you blank the refer?

    Thanks

    P.S. Does anybody know if this will work with GodCPA or any other software?
     
  2. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Don't know about GoodCPA but answers to your questions are Yes and Yes.

    You have one major problem though: the sound will still play. That's unless you make your video without sound.

    Another issue that you might have (depending on your reasons for iframing the video) is that Youtube among other things analyzes for how long your video was watched every time it was. If they see that even though your video is a minute long but it's rarely watched till the end, you'll have a very hard time getting it ranked high.
     
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  3. LiamLC

    LiamLC Regular Member

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    well i don't want to use it for youtube. I want to use it for tv show sites that don't give you an embed code. I don't understand what would happen with the sound. Can you explain?

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    My mistake sir :) (it must be getting late)

    What I thought you had in mind was an invisible iframe to increase the views of your video.

    As for your actual question - yep, it's possible but unless the video site provides pages where they show only the video (and not other bits of their page like the logo, the menu bar etc.) it wouldn't look too good as you can't have an iframe show only a certain bit of a website.

    What might serve you best though would be downloading those videos (google for a video downloader - there's loads) and reuploading them to a site that does support embedding. That's unless you'll be dealing with huge quantities, of course.
     
  5. newmoney

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    This is an interesting topic for me. I was wondering the same thing.
    I will have to play with goooodcpa to see if i can make it work,
    but i dont have it yet.

    im trying to iframe a video, and replace the original content with my own
    content. :p