View Full Version : New! Hammock Forums Video Directory

01-10-2009, 22:09
Hey everyone,

You've asked for it, and we've delivered. I would like to present to you the HF Video Directory (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/video.php).

Leading up to this, a lot of ideas were kicked around about how exactly this should work. We didn't want to simply create a separate sub-forum just to post videos in, because many of them are rightly categorized in the different existing sections. Also, we didn't want to jump the gun and create a section until there was plenty of content to warrant it. But, through the effort of so many of the creative members here posting wonderful videos, the time was finally right to undertake this project. (Nearly 50 videos!)

Some notes about the directory -

- It isn't meant to take the place of sharing videos in the regular forum sections. After all, a video reviewing a particular piece of gear indeed belongs in that manufacturer's section for discussion. Rather, the directory is simply a place for us to catalog all the videos that have been posted in so many of the various sections of the forum.

- The set of organizational categories we have started with encompases the existing videos. However, if you have a video to post that you think doesn't fit into one of the existing ones, let me know and I'll create more categories as needed.

- Just like the rest of the forum, we want to keep the videos focused on hammocks, hammock gear, backpacking, etc. That doesn't mean no non-hammock gear reviews certainly, in fact there is a section just for that. But it does mean that we don't need to see video of your neighbor's cat, or your nephew picking his nose, etc. :)

Some introductory technical information in Q/A format(with photos) -

Where is the video directory located?

The video section link is found on the NavBar at the top of the forum.

Which video hosts are supported?

Right now, only YouTube and YouTubeHD. I will work on adding more hosts as we go along and as needed. If there is a specific one that you want added, let me know via PM and I'll see what I can do.

How do I post a video?

From within the video directory, click on the most appropriate of the video categories along the left column.


Next, click on the 'New Video' button.


On the next page, enter the URL of your YouTube video in the 'Video URL' field and click the 'Load Information' button beside it.


The other fields should be automatically populated for your convenience. Check them over, make any changes necessary. Pay particular attention to the 'tags' field - these need to be one word tags seperated by commas. Helping to keep the tags accurate will make searching easier for everyone. When finished, click the 'Add Video' button. Voila! Your video is now in the directory.

I have a spiffy new HD camera and I've uploaded a Hi-Def video to YouTube. How do I share it in the directory?

Easy! When filling out the Video URL field, simply change the http:// to hdef:// before clicking the 'Load Information' button. If all is correct with the video, it will appear in it's larger format above the information fields.

Once my video is in the directory, how do I share it in a regular forum thread?

Take your YouTube URL, and loacate the last alphanumeric string at the end. *Place that in your post within youtube brackets as shown-


*(Detailed instructions on embedding videos) (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=5445)

I have another question that isn't covered by this post, what next?

Post it in this thread!

Enjoy the new directory everyone!

01-10-2009, 22:19
Thanks angrysparrow! Very nice organization. This is a big boon to the site.


01-10-2009, 22:23
All RIGHT!!! Nice job Angrysparrow!!
Now I can spend MORE time on HF rather than getting stuff done:D
But seriously, I'm sure a lot of folks aren't aware of the technical work & time that you, Jeff, Headchange, & Attrol but in to make Hammock forums what it is.
I wouldn't have a clue were to start... other than going to one of you guys<G>. Thanks!

01-10-2009, 22:32
This will save us a lot of searching. I know I have had to search for Griz's DIY wrist warmers several times. Finally got around to making mine (well the left one).

01-10-2009, 22:58
Excellent addition to the site. If I ever get around to making a video, it just got easier to add it to the site! :rolleyes::thumbup1:

01-10-2009, 23:19
Nice job angrysparrow.

gunn parker
01-11-2009, 03:36
Good to see, well done. I had better video something :)

01-11-2009, 03:56
Great job!
A huge thanks to you all involved !

07-08-2009, 12:31

I just noticed that the video directory has reached the milestone of 100 entries! I think that's fantastic!

Thanks to everyone that makes videos to share...

07-08-2009, 16:35


12-28-2010, 17:03
Wow I am so dumb, i just found this and it is awesome! Very convenient. Thanks!!

12-28-2010, 18:12
I love it! :boggle: :boggle: :boggle:

Thanks. This will be extremely helpful and entertaining.

12-28-2010, 18:18
Interesting that this thread is bumped after 2 years. :) Glad you find the directory helpful. There is just shy of 300 videos listed in it.

If there are videos missing from it, PM the person that created the video.

12-28-2010, 19:24
Well......now I'm really embarrassed :blush: I've been a member for over 3 years and I'm just now discovering this great resource.

Guess its a good thing someone did bump it.

Anyone else care to bump something else I overlooked that will make me spend even more time here? :p

(p.s. its still a neat "new" feature; at least to me)

12-28-2010, 20:15
HF is an awesome place, not only because it has awesome members but it also has awesome moderators! Hip, hip, hooray!

12-28-2010, 20:53
Nice, nice job. Thank you.
You already know from the logs how much time I spend on here. Way too much. Now even more reason to do so. Love all the info one gets from everyone out here :thumbup:

12-28-2010, 22:34
:scared: LOGS? What logs? Is Homeland Security monitoring this site? Worse yet, does my wife know about these logs? :lol:

12-29-2010, 02:59
It's hard to leave sometimes, once you're done reading all the new posts and refresh the page there are even more new posts!

12-29-2010, 08:23
Just a side note, is there a standard method of informing for broken/removed video?

I understand if folks wish to remove their content, but can we have the link removed if the vid will no longer be available?

12-29-2010, 12:08
Very nice, thank you!!!

12-29-2010, 19:01
Just when I think HF couldn't get any better you go do this.

I really enjoy the videos thanks to all who take the time to share your experiences with us.