Bit disappointed that Mastodon doesn't show my YesTV.Scot links the way that other SM sites do, a link preview panel*, but so far I'm really liking this place. It's got a nice vibe.
*any help appreciated.
#UseTheMandate & #DissolveTheUnion
@YesTVdotScot There are mastodon devs on here that could maybe help. May just be something to do with the way the videos are embedded on your site.I saw one earlier in a thread, a dev I mean, will try and find them.
@Baw_bag Thank you, appreciate it.
@YesTVdotScot @Gargron Hi Eugen, do you know any Mastodon developers that could help @YesTVdotScot so links from their site will show a preview of their videos like youtube videos do?
@Baw_bag @YesTVdotScot To embed videos your site needs to either support OEmbed or contain a twitter:player meta tag
@Gargron @Baw_bag - Thanks. Bit of a misunderstanding.
I wasn't looking for a full video embed. I was just expecting to have a link preview panel utilising my sites <meta property="og:image" definition like I get on FB or T.
@Gargron @Baw_bag - This is how our site's links look on T for example.
@YesTVdotScot Sorry @YesTVdotScot I thought you meant the actual video, rather than a page preview.
@Baw_bag - No need to apologise. I really appreciate you trying to help.
@YesTVdotScot @Baw_bag The HTML text alone on your page is over 1 MB. Our code skips downloading it for security reasons.
@Gargron @Baw_bag - Yup. I was just looking at that and wondering how I'd let it get so big. I'll break it down to something more digestible tonight. Thank you for your help.
@Gargron @Baw_bag - New lightweight YesTV.Scot now online. Thanks for the help and advice . Glad I moved to Mastodon.
@YesTVdotScot @GargronLooking Braw!
@YesTVdotScot Mastodon can definitely do it. Not sure what it checks for. Maybe it doesn’t recognise the .scot domain?
@YesTVdotScot Oh, that seemed to work.
@YesTVdotScot And that didn’t!
@YesTVdotScot It MIGHT be because there’s not a main header image for it to grab...
@rodti There's a <meta property="og:image" set for each video.
@rodti Good catch. I just see the hyperlinked domain name.
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