Before you can post a video or picture you need to have it hosted by someone who owns web space on the internet. If you have your own internet site that would be one way to do it.
Most people use http://www.Youtube.com
for having their videos hosted for free. Another host for free picture hosting is http://www.imageshack.us
I will comment the hosting of a picture at imageshack. If you only do an occasional picture you don't even need to register and log in. You simply use the preselected option to upload media and push the button for file selection. In the next dialogue you select your picture file which should regularly have a .jpg extension for Windows or a .png extension for Apple OSX. You upload it and you are offered a number of different links to the uploaded picture. Copy the direct link into your browser. You are now finished with having your picture hosted on the internet and you can now use your link in any post here on F1technical or elsewhere on the internet. I have just done this and my link would be: http://a.imageshack.us/img818/6559/bild ... 00814u.png
To post the picture in a thread is a fairly simple procedure. You past the link into your post as I did above. Then you select the posted link with your cursor as if you want to copy it again and when you have it highlighted you select the Img box on top of your editing window. This operation wraps your link in image code brackets.
I left a third code bracket between the two brackets to show you where you would have your link. And that is all. I do it now with my picture:
If you do a video you do the same thing with youtube and use the code brackets for Youtube instead of the image code brackets.
So remember the sequence of events:
- go to a hosting site
- select your image file
- upload your image file
- obtain a link to the uploaded media (picture) file
- make your post
- past your direct link into your post
- wrap the direct link in image code brackets
- submit your post as usual