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Author Topic: OldGamerz guide to posting Xbox One Screenshots and Gameclips on this site  (Read 468 times)

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This guide* is posted in several parts.

For reference purposes, this post can be used as an index with links to each part.

Introduction: How to access your Xbox Live Screenshots & Gameclips.  (required for parts 1 & 2)

Part 1: How to add Xbox Live  Screenshots  to your forum posts. 





Part 2: How to link your Xbox Live Gameclips to your forum posts.





Part 3: How to upload your Gameclips to YouTube and add them to your forum posts.




*I have tried to cover everything here and make this guide  easy to follow, if there is anything that I have missed / is unclear, then please drop me a PM
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 03:56:36 pm by MR-HIPPO »

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Introduction: xboxDVR,com
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 02:02:52 pm »
Introduction:
Required for parts 1 and 2 of this guide

How to access your Screenshots and Gameclips from Xbox Live
without having to upload them to external sources:


Note to people already using XboxDVR.com (Everyone else can skip this block)
Because of the security settings on OldGamerz we are unable to use the embed code provided by xboxdvr.com, as a result (at the time of writing this) pretty much all of the XboxDVR* game clips that have been posted here have simply been via a link to the clip like so: http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/Mr%20HIPP0/video/12685821
Although this is ok, there is a tidier way of sharing your clip.
Please read" Part 2: Posting Game Clips" for more information.



The XboxDVR website

Firstly you will need to register with xboxdvr.com  (this is a FREE service that lets you share your xbox Live content on the internet) You will need to use your Xbox Gamertag when you register, but please use a different password  - clicking the banner below will take you to the XboxDVR site.



IMPORTANT:
Make sure that your Xbox Live privacy setting will allow you to share content before continuing with this guide
Please follow the instructions in the xboxdvr FAQ/HELP to do this.

Once you are logged into xboxdvr.com you will see your Avatar and Xbox Gamertag in the top right hand corner of the page, expand the dropdown menu here and click  the "Dashboard" link.  Parts 1 & 2 of this guide will assume that you are starting from the dashboard page.





*This applies to clips shared directly from Xbox Live that have not been upload to third party sites like YouTube.










« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 02:08:03 pm by MR-HIPPO »

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Part 1: posting Screenshots
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 02:03:36 pm »
Part 1:
Posting Screenshots:


From your XboxDVR.com dashboard:
Navigate to your XboxDvr screenshots.



This will open a page with preview pictures of all your saved screenshots.
Click on the preview that you wish to share, it will open the screenshot in it's own page.
Now right click on the picture and select (depending on your browser one of the following)boxDVR

Firefox: "Copy image location"
Internet Explorer: "Copy"
Microsoft Edge: "Copy"
Chrome: "Copy image URL"
Safari: "Copy image address"

This will copy something like http://your-image to your clipboard

You now need to paste this between image tags in the posting window here:
To do this simply click the image button in the posting tool-bar and hit CTRL-V you should now have some code that looks like this
[img]http://your-image[/img]

When previewed (it is always a good idea to preview before you post) your screenshot should display like this




« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 02:07:04 pm by MR-HIPPO »

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Part 2: posting Game Clips
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 02:04:15 pm »
Part 2:
Posting Game Clips:


Note:
Because of the security settings on OldGamerz we are unable to use the embed code provided by xboxdvr.com, as a result (at the time of writing this) pretty much all of the XboxDVR* game clips that had seen posted here had simply been shared by pasting a link to the clip like so: http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/Mr%20HIPP0/video/12685821
This is OK, but the rest of part 2 will show you a much nicer way of doing it, and enable you to create better looking posts.


From your XboxDVR.com dashboard:
Navigate to your xboxdvr "videos" page



and find the clip that you wish to share (DON'T OPEN IT), right click on the thumbnail image of the game clip and select (depending on your browser one of the following)

Firefox: "Copy image location"
Internet Explorer: "Copy"
Microsoft Edge: "Copy"
Chrome: "Copy image URL"
Safari: "Copy image address"

This will copy something like this http://your-thumbnail to your clipboard.

You now need to paste this between image tags here:
To do this simply click the image button in the posting tool-bar and hit CTRL-V you should now have some code that looks like
[img]http://your-thumbnail[/img]

If we post this however it will just display the thumbnail image.



We still have to turn this thumbnail image into a link to the game clip:
To do this click on the thumbnail back over at xboxdvr.com and open the page with the game clip that you want to share.
Now copy the url from the top of the page to your clipboard.
http://your-xboxdvr-clip


 
In the posting page here, highlight the image code that you have just created
[img]http://your-thumbnail[/img]

and click the" insert hyperlink" button in the posting tool-bar this will give you 
[url][img]http://your-thumbnail[/img][/url]


This is the fiddly part

After the [url( but before the ] ) type = and then use CTRL-V to paste the url to the game clip that we have just copied from the top of the XboxDVR page.
It should now look like this

[url=http://your-xboxdvr-clip][img]http://your-thumbnail[/img][/url]


When previewed (it is always a good idea to preview before you post)
you should now have a click-able thumbnail link to your game clip like so:



So much nicer than simply dropping the link in a post like this http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/Mr%20HIPP0/video/12685821



*This applies to clips shared directly from Xbox Live that have not been upload to third party sites like YouTube.










« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 02:06:22 pm by MR-HIPPO »

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Offline MR-HIPPO

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  • XBL GamerTag: Mr HIPP0
Part 3: uploading Game Clips to YouTube.
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 02:05:17 pm »
Part: 3
How to upload your Gameclips to YouTube.



Before proceeding with this guide:

Make sure that you have the YouTube app installed on your Xbox One.
You will also need a Google account.* (the one you use for your smart phone will be fine)

On your Xbox One: Make sure that "Sharing outside of Xbox LIve" is enabled
(Settings / Account / Privacy & Online safety / Xbox Live privacy)


Open the Xbox YouTube app.
The first time you use the app you will need to sign into YouTube.
Pressing x on the controller will open the menu.



Once you select the "Sign in" option you will be presented with a pop up window



You will now need to use a web browser to enter the code.
(If you are doing this on your Xbox, it may be a good idea to write the code down for reference)

In your browser go to youtube.com/activate
you will be asked to sign in to your Google account.
(If you have multiple accounts you will have to select the one you wish to use)

The following pop up will appear where you can enter the code provided by the Xbox app



Once you have entered the code another pop up will appear



Just click allow, and you're done



Your YouTube account is now connected to your Xbox Live account.


When you go back to the Xbox YouTube app the menu on the left will now have an "upload" option



Selecting it will take you to a screen where you can  see all your saved clips
and chose one to upload.



Selecting a Gameclip will bring up another screen where you can
set the name and privacy settings before your clips is uploaded



Simply click "upload" when you're done.

You will be warned not to navigate away from the screen until the clip has finished uploading.



Once the upload is complete you will be given a link to your new YouTube video.




To add your YouTube clips to you forum posts you can either:

Use the link given to you when you uploaded the clip.
(you will need to add a http:// or www. prefix to create a link
like this www.youtu.be/VTncmyFCEaU )

or, (and this is probably easier)

Open your YouTube video in a web browser and copy the URL from the top of the page

Simply pasting the link in your forum post will display the video like this




*To create a YouTube channel, you first need a YouTube account. Google owns YouTube and will accept Google account credentials to register you for Youtube. So  you can sign in to Youtube with your existing Google account (if you have one and want to link it to YouTube), or create a new Google account by clicking "sign in" and then "Create Account" and filling out the required forms.

By default, your Google username will become your username on YouTube and on your YouTube video channel, but you can change the channel name during setup.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 02:54:59 pm by MR-HIPPO »

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