Talk:Video:Bogleheads® investment philosophy

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Did you know there's a Development Category? That's the area for pages that aren't ready for "prime time". Nothing will link to it except via the Development Category, which is filed under (category deprecated --LadyGeek 16:02, 2 September 2013 (CDT)). Unless, of course, you want it everyone to see it. Up to you. LadyGeek 21:51, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

I updated the layout to look more presentable. The last 6 rules are under a "To be completed" heading, with the "Under Construction" template. This gives a more professional layout and encourages readers to view the first 4 rules. I left comments in the code (the wikitext that looks like this <!-- comment --> when you edit the page. --LadyGeek 23:40, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

YouTube.com Video

I reformatted the page to embed YouTube.com videos directly. The wiki has always been able to do this; it was just a matter of using <html> tags around the code.

How to embed YouTube.com video in the wiki:

  1. Add <html> first.
  2. Go to YouTube and copy-n-paste the video <embed> code into the next line.
  3. Add </html> last.
  4. Select "Show preview" to confirm everything works, enter a "Summary" to document what you did, "Save page" when done.

Working example:

<html>
<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/x8_LVRyuclc?fs=1&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/x8_LVRyuclc?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
</html>

--LadyGeek 23:39, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Test Imbed

The following is a test imbed of wikinvest charts. These work the same way. Bracketing <html> and </html> tags around the wikinvest imbed code brings up the following current data chart for the Vanguard Emerging Market Index ETF:

View the full VWO chart at Wikinvest
--Blbarnitz 01:04, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

The <html> tag tells the wiki to use html instead of wikitext. I remembered that the Table of contents is written in pure html code and decided to try it for YouTube. It worked! I think this can apply to the main page investing news - use "live" links instead of manual updates. Some experimentation is in order (with the development page). I'll take a crack at it. --LadyGeek 01:55, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Investor Education

The embedded videos are the result of questions raised at the BH 9 Q&A panel. I started this thread: Investor Education - Bogleheads' 9 Follow-up. The hope is that the wiki can be used for video tutorials. --LadyGeek 01:45, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Newer embed code

Both YouTube and Vimeo have newer embed code that supports iPad, iPhone, Flash and beyond. I'm experimenting with it and a smaller size today with Rule #8. Also note that this video can be viewed full-screen in HD. I intend to add a graphic so that the unfamiliar know how to watch in full-screen. Once I work out the details I'll upgrade all the prior videos to be consistent and up-to-date.--Stickman 13:48, 30 April 2011 (EDT)

I wasn't aware that YouTube.com had newer embed code, which is a lot simpler than the existing code. I also did a quick preview of embedded Vimeo code, both seem to work (tested using Linux Firefox). Thanks, I'll take a look at the other pages.
FWIW, there is a wiki extension which supports content from several video services. It's like a browser "add-on", but for the wiki software. Essentially, it would replace all this HTML code with a wiki function. If it makes sense to do this, let me know. Extension:EmbedVideo (the Discussion tab says this works with an iPad). --LadyGeek 14:45, 30 April 2011 (EDT)
Thank you. I just looked at that but don't see the need for it. I think we are getting what we want for now with this simple approach.--Stickman 12:51, 1 May 2011 (EDT)

This morning I just updated all the video embedded code to the new <iframe> format which supports more devices. Other changes:

  • I toyed with the idea of switching to Vimeo because the video quality is very slightly higher, but after sleeping on it I decided to stay with YouTube because more people would be familiar with the controls format.
  • The videos are all available in HD (select 720 resolution while playing, and fullscreen) but I reduced the size on this wiki page. This smaller size should be adequate to see the information and has less bandwidth requirement = more friendly for people that have DSL connection.
  • I added "&showinfo=0" to all the embed codes to surpress title information which caused a link to the YouTube site which could cause user navigation confusion.
  • I deleted a box at the top of the page listing the principles because this was redundant with the Contents box which does the same. Worse, there were very minor wording variations which introduced some confusion.

Done for the day.--Stickman 12:51, 1 May 2011 (EDT)