Embedding Video and Flash Movies In Your Blog

YouTube started this idea of embedded video so that you can include other peoples content in your blog posts and there is no reason not to do this. Unless users state otherwise, the YouTube agreement is that anyone can embed and include these videos in their own web pages and blogs. Other flash based video and movies can also be included in this same way. For instance, here is the code I just copied from a new flash movie I am making based on a new book by David Korten. You can see that it instructs the browser to play it directly from the source:

<embed src=”http://bkconnection.com/agenda/speech.swf” quality=”high” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer” allowFullScreen=”true” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”600″ height=”470″></embed>

Now, here is that same code placed into the html view of my blog. Cool, eh?Likewise, YouTube code is always available under the description. They have recently added some customization options. This one is set for 500 pixels wide with a blue border. Same story as above, you just copy and paste the html into your site or blog and there ya go. This is a related piece to the Obama speech above:

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