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Disable left click to link back to Picasa albums
January 19, 2015
4:23 pm
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Rita Storms
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I do not want anyone one to see every Picasa album I have uploaded when viewing an embeded slideshow on Blogger.  They are set to public because they may be avaliable on another blog.  Left clicking on any photo in an embedded slideshow opens that specific album, but then clicking on the My Photos and Home tabs  shows all albums I have uploaded. 

Don’t like youtube because itn has a link back option also. Have coded out the most obvious but still have the see through link in lower right.  Hosting on Google Drive  doesn’t work because of the pop out in the upper right corner which has offers to download and embed.

Is there a code to insert to disable the popouts?  I have been working on this for 4 weeks.

I have many flash slide shows to re-do because they were uploaded to go2album.com (Photo Flash Maker Permium), but they  discontinued supporting this feature which leaves me with a LOT of gray boxes.

Flash slide shows will not run on a smart phones…….I am beginning to wonder if there is a solution.

Thanks

January 19, 2015
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Slide shows are a problem. I stopped using them quite a while ago and just enter pictures one after the other. The main reason I did that is the slideshows won’t print when I make my blog into a book. The only way to print is with pictures one after the other. But slideshows also won’t show on mobile devices.

Could you send me a link to one of your pages with a Picasa slideshow in it? I think you’ll find that viewers who aren’t you – not logged in with your account – won’t get the ability to back out and see all your pictures. I could test that if you send me a link. Or, you can test it simply by using a different browser and signing out of your account.

Youtube had a setting, when you got the code from the youtube site, to disable the list of Related Videos that comes up at the end of playing the embedded video. I can’t find that setting now … hard to believe they’d take that away. Aha! a little bit of studying shows that they have indeed taken the option away, but you can add the code yourself (?rel=0)

If you choose the youtube route – watch this video: Insert video in Blog

January 20, 2015
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Chris,

Thanks for your reply.  Here is the link to a page of my blog.  I put several examples of videos with different embed apps and the codes all on the same page.

Scroll down past the photos & ignore the little zip line video.  The link to another blog with the Picasa problem is at the bottom of that page.

http://larry-rita.blogspot.com…..asper.html

I noticed your videos are MP4, should I use that instead of WMV?

 

Thanks for  your help.  Which program do you use to upload your instruction videos?

January 21, 2015
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.wmv is Windows Media Video and it needs a Windows player to work. When you upload those to youtube, youtube takes care of converting it to a format everyone can see. I do think that creating .mp4 video files is a better way to go. But, you don’t always have that choice, like when making a movie using Picasa.

I gotta say … you’ve had some great travels! 

I use a program called Camtasia for my Show-Me videos. Some of them are hosted on Screencast.com others are hosted on YouTube.

On my computer, I viewed your Picasa slideshow just fine in the Newport, OR blog post. If I click on the Picasa icon at the end, I see the Oregon-Newport photo album. I need to know to click the tab labeled RJs Gallery in order to see any other albums, but if I do, then I see 11 more albums that are public. Is that what you want to avoid?

On my iPad, the Picasa slideshow can’t be viewed. 

Also, did you know that you have somehow disabled the right-click ability on your blog? I tried to right-click and copy the link and got the message “Function disabled!” 

January 22, 2015
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Thanks for your reply & info on Camtasia. It has come up in searches. I will check it out.

Yes, I have intentionally disabled left click so there is no save as or copy etc, menu  to pop up.

To open the link at the botom of the post, you can highlight & use Ctl+C & then Ctl+V to paste it in a new page.

Probably not necessary as you found a Picasa album to test with.

Correct,  I do not want to link back tab to my albums.  I have many more, don’t know why only some are showing.

Doing a left click with the cursor in the middle of a (Picas) slideshow links back to the albums with the RJ tab available, etc.

The slideshows are flash & I didn’t think any could be viewed on smart phone, tablets, etc.  Before I Go2album.com was disabled none of my flash shows showed on my phone.  They were so great……..oh well.  Since the trend seems to be more to portable devices and since I have to do them over anyway, I want them to look the same.  No link back & no ads.  Maybe I want the impossible.

Photo Flash maker creates an htlm & swf files, but I think (if I could get it to work) would create a flash video which would not be viewable on portable devices????

I have used Windows movie maker & either uploaded directly to Youtube or saved to my computer in Hi def & then to Youtube or Google drive..   There is no MP4 option so I will need to search for a file converter.  Using Win movie maker v11.

I want to host them on something that will not go away, even if I do.

Do you know of any code that can be inserted in the google drive one(#3) that would disable the pop out in the upper right corner?

That would be just perfect.  I asked my computer repair person for help (who is a hacker for the Gov. & used to work for the NSA) & he said he is not a progammer.  I translated that to mean he does it all day & likes repair better.

Now when signing into albums from Picasa, it goes to Google+ instead of albums so have to get there “the other way”.   Many comments online are from upset folks with the way google has changed things.  Since they do not offer embedding a slideshow  in google+, it makes me a little nervous to use that feature in picasaweb…. Wouldn’t want all my shows to be disabled again.

Enjoy all your videos.  You do juch a good job.

January 24, 2015
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Movie Maker 12 saves in .mp4 format.

I did a little googling and came up with this possibility: http://flickrit.com/

It would mean putting your pictures on Flickr, maybe you could still keep all your pictures on Google, but also add the ones just for slideshows to flickr? Flickr was about the first – my bet is that they’re sticking around.

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