Nextcloud files not working when posted on forum

Is there a way to fix nextcloud files not being able to be posted on forums ?

Like when you create a shareable link for a video you dont get a .mp4 extension at the end so the forum cant see it as a video.

The same goes for the images. There isnt any extensions at the end. I know that there is a workaround with /preview for the images, but is there something for the videos ?

Im using phpbb and by default phpbb doesnt support videos so I added bbcode for the media and it works by checking extension at the end. But unfortunately nextcloud doesnt have that… So yeah is there a fix for it ?

You can use the sharing option /download. You do not need to allow download in the sharing options. download option only hide download-button.

Here a full HTML-code that works for me. Maybe you need only insert your sharing url with /download in the forum. Maybe it does not work and only in normal HTML with setting type="video/mp4"

<html lang="de">
<video width="320" height="240" controls>
  <source src="https://cloud.server.tld/s/123456789012345/download" type="video/mp4">
Your browser does not support the video tag.

video tag: HTML Video

Maybe you must add bbcode extra for video that suffix is not checked.

Maybe you can use the direct link to the file…



You can access it by first clicking on the regular sharing link and then copy it from the there dots menu at the top right:

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