AviationKnowledge does not work with its own (stored) videos, but embeds them from other websites. When you embed a video, you actually create a link to that video but do not copy it. The image remains under full control of the original website as does its copyright. In fact, if you double click on the video, you will open it in its original website. Still, we want to make an appropriate reference for each video embedded.
|References should contain the following:
- A link to the original website where the video appears in context. Such link should open that website for the interested reader.
- The date the video was embedded, and an embedded notice (both to credit the original site and to make it evident that the video hasn't being copied).
|Tips for editing videos:
- At the time of writing this, you can embed videos from Google Video, YouTube, Revver, and Dailymotion. Videos from other sites probably won't play in Wikidot.
- Make sure you embed the embedding code of the video, not the "http:" address of the page where the video appears (i.e. look for the clue "embed" or "embed video"). The embedding code is contained within < … > and is fairly long.
- The easiest way is to copy and paste the embedding code and leave the code alone. If you "play" with it, it will probably stop working properly.
- Edit the hyperlink as for reducing clutter. E.g. the link should read as "YouTube" rather than as "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuivXzKfyjk".
- Edit the hyperlink so that it opens the original website in a different tab or window (i.e. use '*' in front of "http:…", as shown here: "*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuivXzKfyjk").
- Use a smaller font for the image label (e.g. title and reference).
- Show the reference within brackets.
- Add a title to the video if appropriate. Choose titles that are informative and not redundant with information elsewhere in the text.
- Avoid using labels such as Video 1, etc.
- Do not copy videos that are not yours into your own YouTube (or similar) account in order to embed them into AviationKnowledge. However, you can embed your own videos, if appropriate.
- Avoid embedding videos or creating links to commercial sites or for commercial purposes.