Talk:List of SSBB Music (Donkey Kong series)

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Link vs. Video[edit]

Pokémonultimate and JamesHeart123 have been going around these music pages, getting rid of the link section of the infobox, and adding the actual video underneath. They should have discussed this on the talk page first, so I'll make the proposal. If you think the articles are better with a link in the infobox, type Link. If you prefer having the video below, put Video.

So firstly, I prefer a Link, as having the videos clutter up the page, and don't look as neat. Toast Wii U Logo Transparent.pngltimatumTransparent Swadloon.png 07:27, 1 December 2011 (EST)

Link BlindColours Boing.png 10:51, 1 December 2011 (EST)
Video I would prefer it this way because you don't have deal with leaving the wiki. But I can see what you're saying. Perhaps there's a better way of doing this, like having the videos be in a table at the bottom of the page, or is there any way to make an embedded video smaller? JamesHeartContainerIconSSB.png123 11:36, 1 December 2011 (EST)
Bramble Blast
Track Title Bramble Blast
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Stage of Usage Rumble Falls
Availability Unlockable
Link

I know that voting isn't over yet, but I found another option to consider. Through my usual strategy of looking at and experimenting with wikitext, I found a way to embed the video into the infobox, keeping the convenience Pokémonultimate was trying for and leaving out the clutter. For instance, to the right is my version of the Bramble Blast infobox with the song inside. Though, if you guys like this idea, the template will need to be changed to reflect the change of song format. JamesHeartContainerIconSSB.png123 15:30, 1 December 2011 (EST)

I like this proposal the most, though uploading the files directly to the Wiki would probably be a better option. --- ReiDemon, Author Extraordinaire, 16:50, 1 December 2011 (EST)
This works, good thinking. the convenience of it being on the page, with the size of the link. a perfect compromise.Pokémonultimate PokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.png 22:43, 1 December 2011 (EST)
Yes, I support this option as well. After a final desicion has been reached, I'll change the infobox to say something like "Play". Toast Wii U Logo Transparent.pngltimatumTransparent Swadloon.png 08:32, 2 December 2011 (EST)
BUMP, and if no one else is going to say anything, then you should get to work, toast. Pokémonultimate PokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.png Do a Barrel Roll! 18:29, 4 January 2012 (EST)

Complication There are two main problems here.

  1. Consistency. Some videos have two loops, others have three, others have two and a half, and so on. Unless you find someone who has all the music uploaded in the same way it'll be hard to get consistency. Of course that leads to:
  2. YouTube legal crap. Many a video game music channel has been terminated in the past. If we link to videos that suddenly vanish, how will we know if we only have the bottom bar on the page? We'd then have to search for replacements to everything.

Toomai Glittershine ??? Le Grand Fromage 18:40, 4 January 2012 (EST)

First reason I don't see as a big deal at all. Second reason is somewhat valid, but obviously we can tell whether the video has been terminated by clicking on the bar and seeing whether or not it plays the music. Mr. AnonMatchupUnknown.pngtalk 20:11, 4 January 2012 (EST)