I think that one of the primary reasons that Discourse and Discourse communities exist is to be a distributed system of ideas and discussion, free from any one perspective.
Linking to videos is a very popular way to share ideas in these discussions, but we’re pretty much limited to YouTube and maybe Vimeo for good built in video sharing.
MP4video can be directly embedded into Discourse and they will play, but video hosting can get expensive
- 3rd party sites like Mega or BitChute need to provide proper
og:type="video"tags… Otherwise they rely on
iframesand must be manually whitelisted.
og:type="video"and can be cleanly embedded into Discourse right now.
For example, PeerTube URLs can be pasted directly and will playback just fine: