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Since a lot of the great video we get these days is from sources like MSNBC and other non YouTube sources I am going to show you how to quickly embed those here at the Kos. I have seen a lot people having problems with it, from diarists to commentators, so hopefully this clears it up.

The problem is many of these use "iframe" tags to embed video. They work in your previews, but when you go to publish they don't render because dKos does not allow them.

The reason these other videos sources are important to be able to embed to get is because they either:

  1. Are not published on YouTube, or at least not very quickly.
  1. Prohibited from YouTube or pulled down shortly after posting for copyright or other reasons.

Now when you need to this, or you see others having this problem in the comments, you can reference this diary.

Once you do this one time, it will seriously only take around 30 seconds to do for any video. Not much longer than simply copy/pasting the YouTube embed code.

UPDATE: After deciphering a couple random website video embedding solutions to put them on the dKos, I realize that some still rely on the old "object" style. If you have any problems and have a video site you'd love to be able to get videos off of that this doesn't work for, post a comment and I'll get you a one off solution if you will be using it often enough to justify it! No charge! ;) - end update

A lot of the best videos we get are from MSNBC since we have a small and rare group of hosts that actually give us some newsworthy information and reporting.

I will use MSNBC video as the example, though this can be applied to ANY video, on ANY site which uses Flash video (90%+ of online video) as opposed to Quicktime, Real, WMV, etc...

On sites that give you an embed code that starts with "<embed ...", such as YouTube, you don't need to do this. On sites that give you "<iframe ..." or any other embedding code, you do have to do this. MSNBC gives you an "<iframe>" style embed.

Step 1
If you do not use Firefox as your web browser, you need to get it. Heck, even if you don't plan on using these videos, and you use Internet Explorer, you need to get it. Firefox is faster, more secure, more stable... just better.

Step 2
Install the free Firebug addon for Firefox. This tool is used for inspecting and debugging websites.

Step 3
Navigate to a MSNBC video. I will use this one as the example:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...

Click the "embed" button on the video. It will give you this code:
<iframe height="339" width="425" src="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/27328627#27328627" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Take the URL (web address) from the code. The URL is what is inside of the ' src="" ' portion of that code. In this case it is:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/27328627#27328627

Step 4
Open the URL you found in step 3 by copying it into your address bar.

You should now see the video all by itself.

In the bottom right part of your browser you should see a little bug, which is the icon for Firebug (note: sometimes it will say something like "2 Errors" in red instead of the bug icon if you have already ran it before on that site and there is an error present, this is normal).

Click the icon (on your first use it may bring up a box that asks you what to debug, which 3 checkboxes. Go ahead and check them all and click OK if it does).

You will now see a "console" window.

Click the "Inspect" button.

Now hover your mouse over the video. You will see a highlighted section of code appear which begins with "<embed ..."

This highlighted chuck of code is the gold we were looking for, and it is compatible with the Kos site.

Step 5
In this example I ended up with this code:

<embed height="339" align="top" width="425" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" seamlesstabbing="true" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="window" devicefont="false" menu="false" id="fl20172813" name="fl20172813" mayscript="" salign="tl" scale="noborder" quality="Best" bgcolor="#000000" loop="true" play="true" swliveconnect="TRUE" src="http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/Components/Video/_Player/configurations/eplayerv2.swf?domain= www.msnbc.msn.com&settings=22425448&useProxy=true&wbDomain=www.msnbc.msn.com&launch= 27328627&sw=1280&sh=800&EID=oVPEFC&playerid=22425001"/>

However, when posting comments, the Kos doesn't like all of the extra attributes in here (the site will tell you which are invalid when trying to post a comment), so we have to eliminate them.

When trying to post that code the site says:

Your HTML has the following errors:

   * Attribute tl" for tag embed is not allowed
   * Attribute loop for tag embed is not allowed
   * Attribute mayscript for tag embed is not allowed
   * Attribute devicefont for tag embed is not allowed
   * Attribute menu for tag embed is not allowed
   * Attribute play for tag embed is not allowed
   * Attribute scale for tag embed is not allowed

So here is what I remove from the snippet:
salign="tl"
loop="true"
mayscript=""
devicefont="false"
menu="false"
play="true"
scale="noborder"

With this being the final code that works:
<embed height="339" align="top" width="425" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" seamlesstabbing="true" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="window" id="fl20172813" name="fl20172813" quality="Best" bgcolor="#000000" swliveconnect="TRUE" src="http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/Components/Video/_Player/configurations/eplayerv2.swf?domain= www.msnbc.msn.com&settings=22425448&useProxy=true&wbDomain=www.msnbc.msn.com&launch= 27328627&sw=1280&sh=800&EID=oVPEFC&playerid=22425001"/>

This now works!

One thing, if you have a more than one space (spacebar) between any of the attributes you will get this error:

Your HTML has the following error:
  * Attribute  quality for tag embed is not allowed

Just remove any extra white space and it will then work!

Again, this isn't any breaking news, just putting this up officially so it can be referenced for anyone wondering how I am able to embed MSNBC videos in the comments like this one.

Now, for a test, why don't you pick out your favorite video on MSNBC and post a comment and we'll see who has mastered this and who needs some pointers. ;)

Anytime you see someone having trouble with those pesky iframe embeds on MSNBC in the comments, just shoot them this way!

Originally posted to gimmeshelter on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:23 PM PDT.

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  •  Will it work with this type of video? (0+ / 0-)

    Meanwhile, Mr. McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, became the incredible shrinking man. (from the STL Post Dispatch's endorsement of Obama)

    by CornSyrupAwareness on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:25:19 PM PDT

    •  I don't get it... Please help!! (0+ / 0-)

      Does this website just have a bad embed code? http://www.wsfa.com/...

      Meanwhile, Mr. McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, became the incredible shrinking man. (from the STL Post Dispatch's endorsement of Obama)

      by CornSyrupAwareness on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 06:01:37 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  No... (1+ / 0-)
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      CornSyrupAwareness

      No, it won't work for two reasons...

      1. Kos filters out the "param" tags
      1. Kos filters out pluginspage

      This is the old school way to call flash. I am able to extrapolate the code using the same way described in this how to, but the code for that one will not work here.

      I will update the diary to clarify that only flash video based on "embed" tag usage will work.

      This one uses "object" and "param" tags to embed.

      I am working on a solution for this.

    •  Figured it out! How to do this one... (1+ / 0-)
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      CornSyrupAwareness

      I'll give you a one off solution for this specific site rather explain how I troubleshooted it (requires a lot more work and explaining).

      When you use firebug to view the code that creates that video (as explained in the diary) you see this this the code for it (in firebug it only highlights the first "object" part, to see the rest click the "+" sign next to that part of code).

      That part of this you want to note is the clipID number(in bold below)

      <object id="WNVideoCanvasDEFAULTdivWNVideoCanvas" height="340" width="400" data="http://www.wsfa.com/global/video/flash/widgets/WNVideoCanvas.swf?divId=WNVideoCanvasDEFAULT" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
      <param value="true" name="allowFullScreen"/>
      <param value="transparent" name="wmode"/>
      <param value="http://www.wsfa.com/global/video/flash/widgets/WNVideoCanvas.swf?divId=WNVideoCanvasDEFAULT" name="movie"/>
      <param value="high" name="quality"/>
      <param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"/>
      <param value="#FFFFFF" name="bgcolor"/>
      <param value="playerWidth=400&playerHeight=340&affiliateNumber=33&playButtonText=&pauseButt onText=&summaryLongButtonText=&summaryShortButtonText=&emailLongButtonText=&emailSho rtButtonText=&helpLongButtonText=&helpShortButtonText=&closecaptionLongButtonText=&c losecaptionShortButtonText=&hasEmail=true&hostDomain=www.wsfa.com&affiliate=WSFA&img Path=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com/images/static/video/flash/&emailSubmitURL=&addRedirectB ase=&clipBaseXMLPath=&helpPage=/Global/story.asp?S=4925699&clipId=2999508&isMute=&playAtActualSize=0&hasHelp=true&smoothingMode=auto&staticImgPath=http:/ /WSFA.images.worldnow.com&openAdPrerollPosition=&openAdPostrollPosition=&openAdLeaderboa rdPosition=&playerIncludeType=&videoLoadingMessage=&summaryGraphicScaleStyle=stretchToFi t&isAutoStart=true&hasFullScreen=true&fullScreenControlType=none&adOwnerAffiliatesXM L=&summaryGraphicMessage=&errorMessage=&loadingMessage=&defaultStyle=dark&commer cialHeadlinePrefix=Commercial&summaryPaneLabelText=&closecaptionPaneLabelText=&emailPane LabelText=&closePaneLabelText=&recipientEmailLabelText=&senderEmailLabelText=&sender NameLabelText=&emailMessageLabelText=&sendEmailButtonText=&emailSentConfirmationMessage= &invalidRecipientFieldMessage=&invalidSenderFieldMessage=&disableTransport=false&lan dingPage=&tabHeight=26&tabFontSize=10&siteDefaultFormat=flv&siteDefaultEmbedCodeForm at=js&playerType=POPUP&domId=WNVideoCanvasDEFAULTdivWNVideoCanvas&idKey=DEFAULT&offF aceColor=afaeae&overFaceColor=ffffff&backgroundColors=212121,676767,676767,212121&backgr oundAlphas=100,100,100,100&backgroundRatios=0,25,130,255&backgroundRotation=270&borderCo lor=212121&borderWidth=1&borderAlpha=100&sidePadding=3&topPadding=3&controlsHeig ht=40&controlsBackgroundColors=212121,676767&controlsBackgroundAlphas=100,100&controlsBa ckgroundRatios=0,255&controlsBackgroundRotation=270&controlsBorderColor=212121&controlsB uttonLeftBorderColor=616161&controlsButtonRightBorderColor=232323&controlsOverFaceColor=ffff ff&controlsOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&controlsBottomPadding=8&controlsSidePadding=8&volumeS liderOffColor=5a5a5a&volumeSliderOverColor=828282&videoSliderBackgroundColor=828282&vide oSliderLoadIndicatorColor=b2b2b2&videoSliderProgressIndicatorColor=212121&videoSliderKnobBac kgroundColors=828282,828282&videoSliderKnobBackgroundAlphas=100,100&videoSliderKnobBackgroun dRatios=0,255&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRotation=90&videoSliderKnobBorderColor=5a5a5a&vid eoSliderKnobShadowColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderKnobOffFaceColor=444444&videoSliderKnobOverFaceCol or=212121&overlayBackgroundColors=676767&overlayBackgroundAlphas=92&overlayBackgroundRat ios=0&overlayBackgroundRotation=90&overlayOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&overlayOverFaceColor=fffff f&emailInputFaceColor=9c9c9c&emailFormFieldColors=212121&emailFormFieldAlphas=80&ema ilFormFieldRatios=0&emailFormFieldRotation=90&emailErrorMessageFaceColor=ae1a01&emailErr orBorderColor=ae1a01&hasBorder=false&hasTopBorder=true&hasBottomBorder=true&hasLeftB order=true&hasRightBorder=true&hasBevel=true&shareListItemOffFaceColor=afaeae&shareL istListItemOverFaceColor=afaeae&shareListItemHighlightBorderColor=767676&shareListItemShadow BorderColor=3c3c3c&tabBackgroundColors=888888,383838&tabBackgroundAlphas=100,100&tabBack groundRatios=75,255&tabBackgroundRotation=90&tabBackgroundSelectedColors=595959&tabBackg roundSelectedAlphas=100&tabBackgroundSelectedRatios=0&tabBackgroundSelectedHasBevel=true& ;tabBackgroundSelectedHasBorder=false&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderAlpha=100&tabBackgroundSele ctedBorderWidth=1&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderColor=595959&tabBackgroundSelectedHasDropShadow =true&tabBackgroundOverColors=595959,212121&tabBackgroundOverAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroun dOverRatios=0,100&tabOffFaceColor=dcdbdb&tabOverFaceColor=ffffff&tabLeftBorderColor=a7a6 a6&tabRightBorderColor=404040&tabHasBevel=true&tabHasDropShadow=true&tabHasBorder=fa lse&tabBorderWidth=1&tabBorderAlpha=100&tabBorderColor=212121&tabShadowColor=333333& amp;tabOverHasBevel=true&tabOverHasBorder=false&tabOverBorderAlpha=100&tabOverBorderWidt h=1&reportingKeywords=FlashPopUpPlayer&" name="FlashVars"/>
      </object>

      So, to change this old school embedding way to the new school way, which is also accepted by dKos, just take that clipID number and insert it into this code in place of where I wrote REPLACEWITHID (in bold)...

      <embed src="http://www.wsfa.com/global/video/flash/widgets/WNVideoCanvas.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="windowless" width="400" height="340" allowFullScreen="true" FlashVars="isShowIcon=true&affiliate=WSFA&affiliateNumber=33&backgroundAlphas=100,100,10 0,100&backgroundColors=212121,676767,676767,212121&backgroundRatios=0,25,130,255&backgro undRotation=270&borderAlpha=100&borderColor=212121&borderWidth=1&clipId=REPLACEWITHID&playerType=POPUP_EMBEDDEDobject&closecaptionPaneLabelText=&closePaneLabelText=&comm ercialHeadlinePrefix=Commercial&controlsBackgroundAlphas=100,100&controlsBackgroundColors=21 2121,676767&controlsBackgroundRatios=0,255&controlsBackgroundRotation=270&controlsBorder Color=212121&controlsBottomPadding=8&controlsButtonLeftBorderColor=616161&controlsButton RightBorderColor=232323&controlsHeight=40&controlsOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&controlsOverFaceCo lor=ffffff&controlsSidePadding=8&defaultStyle=dark&disableTransport=false&domId=WNVi deoCanvasDEFAULTdivWNVideoCanvas&emailErrorBorderColor=ae1a01&emailErrorMessageFaceColor=ae1 a01&emailFormFieldAlphas=80&emailFormFieldColors=212121&emailFormFieldRatios=0&email FormFieldRotation=90&emailInputFaceColor=9c9c9c&emailMessageLabelText=&emailPaneLabelTex t=&emailSentConfirmationMessage=&errorMessage=&fullScreenControlType=none&hasBevel=t rue&hasBorder=false&hasBottomBorder=true&hasFullScreen=true&hasLeftBorder=true&h asRightBorder=true&hasTopBorder=true&helpPage=/Global/story.asp?S=4925699&hostDomain=www .wsfa.com&idKey=DEFAULT&imgPath=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com/images/static/video/flash/&a mp;invalidRecipientFieldMessage=&invalidSenderFieldMessage=&isAutoStart=true&isMute=& ;landingPage=&loadingMessage=&offFaceColor=afaeae&overFaceColor=ffffff&overlayBackgr oundAlphas=92&overlayBackgroundColors=676767&overlayBackgroundRatios=0&overlayBackground Rotation=90&overlayOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&overlayOverFaceColor=ffffff&pauseButtonText=& playAtActualSize=0&playButtonText=&playerHeight=340&playerWidth=400&recipientEmailLa belText=&sendEmailButtonText=&senderEmailLabelText=&senderNameLabelText=&shareListIt emHighlightBorderColor=767676&shareListItemOffFaceColor=afaeae&shareListItemShadowBorderColo r=3c3c3c&shareListListItemOverFaceColor=afaeae&sidePadding=3&smoothingMode=auto&stat icImgPath=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com&summaryGraphicMessage=&summaryGraphicScaleStyle=st retchToFit&summaryPaneLabelText=&tabBackgroundAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundColors=888888, 383838&tabBackgroundOverAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundOverColors=595959,212121&tabBackgrou ndOverRatios=0,100&tabBackgroundRatios=75,255&tabBackgroundRotation=90&tabBackgroundSele ctedAlphas=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderAlpha=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderColor=595959& amp;tabBackgroundSelectedBorderWidth=1&tabBackgroundSelectedColors=595959&tabBackgroundSelec tedHasBevel=true&tabBackgroundSelectedHasBorder=false&tabBackgroundSelectedHasDropShadow=tru e&tabBackgroundSelectedRatios=0&tabBorderAlpha=100&tabBorderColor=212121&tabBorderWi dth=1&tabFontSize=10&tabHasBevel=true&tabHasBorder=false&tabHasDropShadow=true&t abHeight=26&tabLeftBorderColor=a7a6a6&tabOffFaceColor=dcdbdb&tabOverBorderAlpha=100& tabOverBorderWidth=1&tabOverFaceColor=ffffff&tabOverHasBevel=true&tabOverHasBorder=false &tabRightBorderColor=404040&tabShadowColor=333333&topPadding=3&videoSliderBackground Color=828282&videoSliderKnobBackgroundAlphas=100,100&videoSliderKnobBackgroundColors=828282, 828282&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRatios=0,255&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRotation=90&videoS liderKnobBorderColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderKnobOffFaceColor=444444&videoSliderKnobOverFaceColor= 212121&videoSliderKnobShadowColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderLoadIndicatorColor=b2b2b2&videoSlide rProgressIndicatorColor=212121&volumeSliderOffColor=5a5a5a&volumeSliderOverColor=828282& " ></embed>

      So your video code with the is replaced would be:

      <embed src="http://www.wsfa.com/global/video/flash/widgets/WNVideoCanvas.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="windowless" width="400" height="340" allowFullScreen="true" FlashVars="isShowIcon=true&affiliate=WSFA&affiliateNumber=33&backgroundAlphas=100,100,10 0,100&backgroundColors=212121,676767,676767,212121&backgroundRatios=0,25,130,255&backgro undRotation=270&borderAlpha=100&borderColor=212121&borderWidth=1&clipId=2999508&playerType=POPUP_EMBEDDEDobject&closecaptionPaneLabelText=&closePaneLabelText=&comm ercialHeadlinePrefix=Commercial&controlsBackgroundAlphas=100,100&controlsBackgroundColors=21 2121,676767&controlsBackgroundRatios=0,255&controlsBackgroundRotation=270&controlsBorder Color=212121&controlsBottomPadding=8&controlsButtonLeftBorderColor=616161&controlsButton RightBorderColor=232323&controlsHeight=40&controlsOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&controlsOverFaceCo lor=ffffff&controlsSidePadding=8&defaultStyle=dark&disableTransport=false&domId=WNVi deoCanvasDEFAULTdivWNVideoCanvas&emailErrorBorderColor=ae1a01&emailErrorMessageFaceColor=ae1 a01&emailFormFieldAlphas=80&emailFormFieldColors=212121&emailFormFieldRatios=0&email FormFieldRotation=90&emailInputFaceColor=9c9c9c&emailMessageLabelText=&emailPaneLabelTex t=&emailSentConfirmationMessage=&errorMessage=&fullScreenControlType=none&hasBevel=t rue&hasBorder=false&hasBottomBorder=true&hasFullScreen=true&hasLeftBorder=true&h asRightBorder=true&hasTopBorder=true&helpPage=/Global/story.asp?S=4925699&hostDomain=www .wsfa.com&idKey=DEFAULT&imgPath=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com/images/static/video/flash/&a mp;invalidRecipientFieldMessage=&invalidSenderFieldMessage=&isAutoStart=true&isMute=& ;landingPage=&loadingMessage=&offFaceColor=afaeae&overFaceColor=ffffff&overlayBackgr oundAlphas=92&overlayBackgroundColors=676767&overlayBackgroundRatios=0&overlayBackground Rotation=90&overlayOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&overlayOverFaceColor=ffffff&pauseButtonText=& playAtActualSize=0&playButtonText=&playerHeight=340&playerWidth=400&recipientEmailLa belText=&sendEmailButtonText=&senderEmailLabelText=&senderNameLabelText=&shareListIt emHighlightBorderColor=767676&shareListItemOffFaceColor=afaeae&shareListItemShadowBorderColo r=3c3c3c&shareListListItemOverFaceColor=afaeae&sidePadding=3&smoothingMode=auto&stat icImgPath=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com&summaryGraphicMessage=&summaryGraphicScaleStyle=st retchToFit&summaryPaneLabelText=&tabBackgroundAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundColors=888888, 383838&tabBackgroundOverAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundOverColors=595959,212121&tabBackgrou ndOverRatios=0,100&tabBackgroundRatios=75,255&tabBackgroundRotation=90&tabBackgroundSele ctedAlphas=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderAlpha=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderColor=595959& amp;tabBackgroundSelectedBorderWidth=1&tabBackgroundSelectedColors=595959&tabBackgroundSelec tedHasBevel=true&tabBackgroundSelectedHasBorder=false&tabBackgroundSelectedHasDropShadow=tru e&tabBackgroundSelectedRatios=0&tabBorderAlpha=100&tabBorderColor=212121&tabBorderWi dth=1&tabFontSize=10&tabHasBevel=true&tabHasBorder=false&tabHasDropShadow=true&t abHeight=26&tabLeftBorderColor=a7a6a6&tabOffFaceColor=dcdbdb&tabOverBorderAlpha=100& tabOverBorderWidth=1&tabOverFaceColor=ffffff&tabOverHasBevel=true&tabOverHasBorder=false &tabRightBorderColor=404040&tabShadowColor=333333&topPadding=3&videoSliderBackground Color=828282&videoSliderKnobBackgroundAlphas=100,100&videoSliderKnobBackgroundColors=828282, 828282&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRatios=0,255&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRotation=90&videoS liderKnobBorderColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderKnobOffFaceColor=444444&videoSliderKnobOverFaceColor= 212121&videoSliderKnobShadowColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderLoadIndicatorColor=b2b2b2&videoSlide rProgressIndicatorColor=212121&volumeSliderOffColor=5a5a5a&volumeSliderOverColor=828282& " ></embed>

      And here is the fabulous result right inside of the dKos comments (will work in the diaries too)!

      •  Actually, use this one not make it autoplay (1+ / 0-)
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        CornSyrupAwareness

        Since autoplay will be annoying, use this code, I have turned tweaked their code to turn it off!

        <embed src="http://www.wsfa.com/global/video/flash/widgets/WNVideoCanvas.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="windowless" width="400" height="340" allowFullScreen="true" FlashVars="isShowIcon=true&affiliate=WSFA&affiliateNumber=33&backgroundAlphas=100,100,10 0,100&backgroundColors=212121,676767,676767,212121&backgroundRatios=0,25,130,255&backgro undRotation=270&borderAlpha=100&borderColor=212121&borderWidth=1&clipId=PUTCLIPIDHERE&playerType=POPUP_EMBEDDEDobject&closecaptionPaneLabelText=&closePaneLabelText=&comm ercialHeadlinePrefix=Commercial&controlsBackgroundAlphas=100,100&controlsBackgroundColors=21 2121,676767&controlsBackgroundRatios=0,255&controlsBackgroundRotation=270&controlsBorder Color=212121&controlsBottomPadding=8&controlsButtonLeftBorderColor=616161&controlsButton RightBorderColor=232323&controlsHeight=40&controlsOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&controlsOverFaceCo lor=ffffff&controlsSidePadding=8&defaultStyle=dark&disableTransport=false&domId=WNVi deoCanvasDEFAULTdivWNVideoCanvas&emailErrorBorderColor=ae1a01&emailErrorMessageFaceColor=ae1 a01&emailFormFieldAlphas=80&emailFormFieldColors=212121&emailFormFieldRatios=0&email FormFieldRotation=90&emailInputFaceColor=9c9c9c&emailMessageLabelText=&emailPaneLabelTex t=&emailSentConfirmationMessage=&errorMessage=&fullScreenControlType=none&hasBevel=t rue&hasBorder=false&hasBottomBorder=true&hasFullScreen=true&hasLeftBorder=true&h asRightBorder=true&hasTopBorder=true&helpPage=/Global/story.asp?S=4925699&hostDomain=www .wsfa.com&idKey=DEFAULT&imgPath=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com/images/static/video/flash/&a mp;invalidRecipientFieldMessage=&invalidSenderFieldMessage=&isAutoStart=false&isMute=&am p;landingPage=&loadingMessage=&offFaceColor=afaeae&overFaceColor=ffffff&overlayBackg roundAlphas=92&overlayBackgroundColors=676767&overlayBackgroundRatios=0&overlayBackgroun dRotation=90&overlayOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&overlayOverFaceColor=ffffff&pauseButtonText=& ;playAtActualSize=0&playButtonText=&playerHeight=340&playerWidth=400&recipientEmailL abelText=&sendEmailButtonText=&senderEmailLabelText=&senderNameLabelText=&shareListI temHighlightBorderColor=767676&shareListItemOffFaceColor=afaeae&shareListItemShadowBorderCol or=3c3c3c&shareListListItemOverFaceColor=afaeae&sidePadding=3&smoothingMode=auto&sta ticImgPath=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com&summaryGraphicMessage=&summaryGraphicScaleStyle=s tretchToFit&summaryPaneLabelText=&tabBackgroundAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundColors=888888 ,383838&tabBackgroundOverAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundOverColors=595959,212121&tabBackgro undOverRatios=0,100&tabBackgroundRatios=75,255&tabBackgroundRotation=90&tabBackgroundSel ectedAlphas=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderAlpha=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderColor=595959 &tabBackgroundSelectedBorderWidth=1&tabBackgroundSelectedColors=595959&tabBackgroundSele ctedHasBevel=true&tabBackgroundSelectedHasBorder=false&tabBackgroundSelectedHasDropShadow=tr ue&tabBackgroundSelectedRatios=0&tabBorderAlpha=100&tabBorderColor=212121&tabBorderW idth=1&tabFontSize=10&tabHasBevel=true&tabHasBorder=false&tabHasDropShadow=true& tabHeight=26&tabLeftBorderColor=a7a6a6&tabOffFaceColor=dcdbdb&tabOverBorderAlpha=100& ;tabOverBorderWidth=1&tabOverFaceColor=ffffff&tabOverHasBevel=true&tabOverHasBorder=fals e&tabRightBorderColor=404040&tabShadowColor=333333&topPadding=3&videoSliderBackgroun dColor=828282&videoSliderKnobBackgroundAlphas=100,100&videoSliderKnobBackgroundColors=828282 ,828282&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRatios=0,255&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRotation=90&video SliderKnobBorderColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderKnobOffFaceColor=444444&videoSliderKnobOverFaceColor =212121&videoSliderKnobShadowColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderLoadIndicatorColor=b2b2b2&videoSlid erProgressIndicatorColor=212121&volumeSliderOffColor=5a5a5a&volumeSliderOverColor=828282& ;" ></embed>

        •  Let's try it :D (0+ / 0-)

          Meanwhile, Mr. McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, became the incredible shrinking man. (from the STL Post Dispatch's endorsement of Obama)

          by CornSyrupAwareness on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:19:51 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Hmmm... (0+ / 0-)

            I'm getting audio but the video's not going.

            Meanwhile, Mr. McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, became the incredible shrinking man. (from the STL Post Dispatch's endorsement of Obama)

            by CornSyrupAwareness on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:22:26 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  You need to put in the clipID # (0+ / 0-)

              On your comment you didn't replace the part in bold that says PUTCLIPIDHERE with a clip Id. In this case it would be:
              2999508

              The audio you are hearing is from my tests that I didn't have autoplay turned off on.

              •  I used PUTCLIPIDHERE (0+ / 0-)

                so you could use other videos from that site by using the same code over and over just changing the clipid that is assigned to video you want to embed.

                •  Much appreciated (0+ / 0-)

                  I'm clueless when it comes to this stuff. Thanks again!

                  Meanwhile, Mr. McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, became the incredible shrinking man. (from the STL Post Dispatch's endorsement of Obama)

                  by CornSyrupAwareness on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:30:42 PM PDT

                  [ Parent ]

                  •  Just for final confirmation (0+ / 0-)

                    This is the exact ready to code for your specific video above:

                    <embed src="http://www.wsfa.com/global/video/flash/widgets/WNVideoCanvas.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="windowless" width="400" height="340" allowFullScreen="true" FlashVars="isShowIcon=true&affiliate=WSFA&affiliateNumber=33&backgroundAlphas=100,100,10 0,100&backgroundColors=212121,676767,676767,212121&backgroundRatios=0,25,130,255&backgro undRotation=270&borderAlpha=100&borderColor=212121&borderWidth=1&clipId=2999508& playerType=POPUP_EMBEDDEDobject&closecaptionPaneLabelText=&closePaneLabelText=&commercia lHeadlinePrefix=Commercial&controlsBackgroundAlphas=100,100&controlsBackgroundColors=212121, 676767&controlsBackgroundRatios=0,255&controlsBackgroundRotation=270&controlsBorderColor =212121&controlsBottomPadding=8&controlsButtonLeftBorderColor=616161&controlsButtonRight BorderColor=232323&controlsHeight=40&controlsOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&controlsOverFaceColor=f fffff&controlsSidePadding=8&defaultStyle=dark&disableTransport=false&domId=WNVideoCa nvasDEFAULTdivWNVideoCanvas&emailErrorBorderColor=ae1a01&emailErrorMessageFaceColor=ae1a01&a mp;emailFormFieldAlphas=80&emailFormFieldColors=212121&emailFormFieldRatios=0&emailFormF ieldRotation=90&emailInputFaceColor=9c9c9c&emailMessageLabelText=&emailPaneLabelText=&am p;emailSentConfirmationMessage=&errorMessage=&fullScreenControlType=none&hasBevel=true&a mp;hasBorder=false&hasBottomBorder=true&hasFullScreen=true&hasLeftBorder=true&hasRig htBorder=true&hasTopBorder=true&helpPage=/Global/story.asp?S=4925699&hostDomain=www.wsfa .com&idKey=DEFAULT&imgPath=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com/images/static/video/flash/&in validRecipientFieldMessage=&invalidSenderFieldMessage=&isAutoStart=false&isMute=&lan dingPage=&loadingMessage=&offFaceColor=afaeae&overFaceColor=ffffff&overlayBackground Alphas=92&overlayBackgroundColors=676767&overlayBackgroundRatios=0&overlayBackgroundRota tion=90&overlayOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&overlayOverFaceColor=ffffff&pauseButtonText=&play AtActualSize=0&playButtonText=&playerHeight=340&playerWidth=400&recipientEmailLabelT ext=&sendEmailButtonText=&senderEmailLabelText=&senderNameLabelText=&shareListItemHi ghlightBorderColor=767676&shareListItemOffFaceColor=afaeae&shareListItemShadowBorderColor=3c 3c3c&shareListListItemOverFaceColor=afaeae&sidePadding=3&smoothingMode=auto&staticIm gPath=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com&summaryGraphicMessage=&summaryGraphicScaleStyle=stretc hToFit&summaryPaneLabelText=&tabBackgroundAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundColors=888888,3838 38&tabBackgroundOverAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundOverColors=595959,212121&tabBackgroundOv erRatios=0,100&tabBackgroundRatios=75,255&tabBackgroundRotation=90&tabBackgroundSelected Alphas=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderAlpha=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderColor=595959& tabBackgroundSelectedBorderWidth=1&tabBackgroundSelectedColors=595959&tabBackgroundSelectedH asBevel=true&tabBackgroundSelectedHasBorder=false&tabBackgroundSelectedHasDropShadow=true&am p;tabBackgroundSelectedRatios=0&tabBorderAlpha=100&tabBorderColor=212121&tabBorderWidth= 1&tabFontSize=10&tabHasBevel=true&tabHasBorder=false&tabHasDropShadow=true&tabHe ight=26&tabLeftBorderColor=a7a6a6&tabOffFaceColor=dcdbdb&tabOverBorderAlpha=100&tabO verBorderWidth=1&tabOverFaceColor=ffffff&tabOverHasBevel=true&tabOverHasBorder=false& ;tabRightBorderColor=404040&tabShadowColor=333333&topPadding=3&videoSliderBackgroundColo r=828282&videoSliderKnobBackgroundAlphas=100,100&videoSliderKnobBackgroundColors=828282,8282 82&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRatios=0,255&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRotation=90&videoSlide rKnobBorderColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderKnobOffFaceColor=444444&videoSliderKnobOverFaceColor=2121 21&videoSliderKnobShadowColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderLoadIndicatorColor=b2b2b2&videoSliderPro gressIndicatorColor=212121&volumeSliderOffColor=5a5a5a&volumeSliderOverColor=828282&" ></embed>

      •  Still not working (0+ / 0-)

        The one without autoplay...

        Meanwhile, Mr. McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, became the incredible shrinking man. (from the STL Post Dispatch's endorsement of Obama)

        by CornSyrupAwareness on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:35:28 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Let me test this... (0+ / 0-)

          •  Worked, here is code I used (0+ / 0-)

            <embed height="340" width="400" wmode="windowless" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" flashvars="isShowIcon=true&affiliate=WSFA&affiliateNumber=33&backgroundAlphas=100,100,10 0,100&backgroundColors=212121,676767,676767,212121&backgroundRatios=0,25,130,255&backgro undRotation=270&borderAlpha=100&borderColor=212121&borderWidth=1&clipId=2999508& playerType=POPUP_EMBEDDEDobject&closecaptionPaneLabelText=&closePaneLabelText=&commercia lHeadlinePrefix=Commercial&controlsBackgroundAlphas=100,100&controlsBackgroundColors=212121, 676767&controlsBackgroundRatios=0,255&controlsBackgroundRotation=270&controlsBorderColor =212121&controlsBottomPadding=8&controlsButtonLeftBorderColor=616161&controlsButtonRight BorderColor=232323&controlsHeight=40&controlsOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&controlsOverFaceColor=f fffff&controlsSidePadding=8&defaultStyle=dark&disableTransport=false&domId=WNVideoCa nvasDEFAULTdivWNVideoCanvas&emailErrorBorderColor=ae1a01&emailErrorMessageFaceColor=ae1a01&a mp;emailFormFieldAlphas=80&emailFormFieldColors=212121&emailFormFieldRatios=0&emailFormF ieldRotation=90&emailInputFaceColor=9c9c9c&emailMessageLabelText=&emailPaneLabelText=&am p;emailSentConfirmationMessage=&errorMessage=&fullScreenControlType=none&hasBevel=true&a mp;hasBorder=false&hasBottomBorder=true&hasFullScreen=true&hasLeftBorder=true&hasRig htBorder=true&hasTopBorder=true&helpPage=/Global/story.asp?S=4925699&hostDomain=www.wsfa .com&idKey=DEFAULT&imgPath=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com/images/static/video/flash/&in validRecipientFieldMessage=&invalidSenderFieldMessage=&isAutoStart=&isMute=&landingP age=&loadingMessage=&offFaceColor=afaeae&overFaceColor=ffffff&overlayBackgroundAlpha s=92&overlayBackgroundColors=676767&overlayBackgroundRatios=0&overlayBackgroundRotation= 90&overlayOffFaceColor=9c9c9c&overlayOverFaceColor=ffffff&pauseButtonText=&playAtAct ualSize=0&playButtonText=&playerHeight=340&playerWidth=400&recipientEmailLabelText=& amp;sendEmailButtonText=&senderEmailLabelText=&senderNameLabelText=&shareListItemHighlig htBorderColor=767676&shareListItemOffFaceColor=afaeae&shareListItemShadowBorderColor=3c3c3c& amp;shareListListItemOverFaceColor=afaeae&sidePadding=3&smoothingMode=auto&staticImgPath =http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com&summaryGraphicMessage=&summaryGraphicScaleStyle=stretchToFi t&summaryPaneLabelText=&tabBackgroundAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundColors=888888,383838&am p;tabBackgroundOverAlphas=100,100&tabBackgroundOverColors=595959,212121&tabBackgroundOverRat ios=0,100&tabBackgroundRatios=75,255&tabBackgroundRotation=90&tabBackgroundSelectedAlpha s=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderAlpha=100&tabBackgroundSelectedBorderColor=595959&tabBa ckgroundSelectedBorderWidth=1&tabBackgroundSelectedColors=595959&tabBackgroundSelectedHasBev el=true&tabBackgroundSelectedHasBorder=false&tabBackgroundSelectedHasDropShadow=true&tab BackgroundSelectedRatios=0&tabBorderAlpha=100&tabBorderColor=212121&tabBorderWidth=1& ;tabFontSize=10&tabHasBevel=true&tabHasBorder=false&tabHasDropShadow=true&tabHeight= 26&tabLeftBorderColor=a7a6a6&tabOffFaceColor=dcdbdb&tabOverBorderAlpha=100&tabOverBo rderWidth=1&tabOverFaceColor=ffffff&tabOverHasBevel=true&tabOverHasBorder=false&tabR ightBorderColor=404040&tabShadowColor=333333&topPadding=3&videoSliderBackgroundColor=828 282&videoSliderKnobBackgroundAlphas=100,100&videoSliderKnobBackgroundColors=828282,828282&am p;videoSliderKnobBackgroundRatios=0,255&videoSliderKnobBackgroundRotation=90&videoSliderKnob BorderColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderKnobOffFaceColor=444444&videoSliderKnobOverFaceColor=212121&am p;videoSliderKnobShadowColor=5a5a5a&videoSliderLoadIndicatorColor=b2b2b2&videoSliderProgress IndicatorColor=212121&volumeSliderOffColor=5a5a5a&volumeSliderOverColor=828282&" src="http://www.wsfa.com/global/video/flash/widgets/WNVideoCanvas.swf" allowfullscreen="true"/>

        •  Great Success!!! (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          gimmeshelter

          Meanwhile, Mr. McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, became the incredible shrinking man. (from the STL Post Dispatch's endorsement of Obama)

          by CornSyrupAwareness on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:58:00 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  Okay... (3+ / 0-)

    not to sound stupid, but since I pretty much suck with computers, I'll ask anyway...What's the difference between firefox and Internet explorer?

    "We don't throw the first punch, but we'll throw the last." --Barack Obama, Oct. 6, 2008

    by Luthien Tinuviel on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:28:56 PM PDT

    •  Firefox is way, way better (6+ / 0-)

      It's like asking the difference between a Ford Focus and a Nissan 350Z.

      Firefox wikipedia link.  

      Firefox download link.

      Get it; you don't have to get rid of IE.  Use FF for a few days, maybe a fortnight, and you'll never wanna go back (except for things where IE is required, like Netflix' "Watch Now" feature).

      i am jack's complete lack of surprise -- fight club

      by bustacap on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:34:37 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  So it's free? (5+ / 0-)

        And it won't cause my computer to burst into flames?

        "We don't throw the first punch, but we'll throw the last." --Barack Obama, Oct. 6, 2008

        by Luthien Tinuviel on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:37:24 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Firefox is way better than IE, but... (2+ / 0-)

        ...I've been pretty annoyed with Firefox 3.  My most common problem is that in the course of typical browsing, the browser stops responding for 30-60 seconds, giving me an hourglass while it does...whatever.  Anyone else have this problem?

        I've tried using Opera and Chrome as a replacement, but there's some irritations with those as well.  I just want Firefox to fix whatever bug causes the browser to stop responding.  It's quite aggravating.

        •  FF3 speed tweaks (2+ / 0-)

          i am jack's complete lack of surprise -- fight club

          by bustacap on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:50:19 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Thanks (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            bustacap

            I'll check this out and see if it fixes my little problem.

          •  Another (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            FundaMental Transformation

            linky goodness

            Does Firefox seem way slower than Internet Explorer to you? Well it certainly is out of the box. I’m not sure why they don’t make the following settings default but check these out. They may change your opinion of the browser.

            Type "about:config" in your firefox address bar.

            Search for the following settings:

            1. network.http.pipelining

            Set to true

            1. network.http.pipelining.firstrequest

            Set to true

            1. network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

            Set to 32

            1. network.http.proxy.pipelining

            Set to true

            1. nglayout.initialpaint.delay

            Set to 0

            Its very likely that you won’t have an entry for network.http.pipelining.firstrequest. Thats ok. Just add one.

            Right-click on the preferences list, select ‘New’ then select ‘Boolean’

            On the first prompt, type:
            network.http.pipelining.firstrequest

            On the second prompt, set it to ‘true’

            Its also likely that you won’t have an entry for nglayout.initialpaint.delay

            Right-click on the preferences list, select ‘New’ then select ‘Integer’

            On the first prompt, type:
            nglayout.initialpaint.delay

            On the second prompt, set it to ‘0′

            Thanks to MatthewHSE and rise2it of WebmasterWorld for these settings. Thanks to rona for heads up on the nglayout.initialpaint.delay also not being present. Firefox is way faster for me and has enabled me to finally bail on IE.

            How does it help? These are Matthew’s words:

               Enabling the pipelining features allows the browser to make multiple requests to the server at the same time. The "maxrequests" is the maximum number of requests it will send at once. I’ve heard that 8 is the most it will send at once, but setting it higher won’t hurt, just in case. The initialpaint.delay is the length of time (in milliseconds) after the server response before the browser begins to paint the page.

            i am jack's complete lack of surprise -- fight club

            by bustacap on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:52:48 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

        •  Yes... (0+ / 0-)

          I have issues where it starts swapping memory and pegs my hard drive and FF is unresponsive for about 20 seconds. I believe it has to do with some of the many plugins I have installed though, because it goes away with them all disabled. My guess is one or more has a memory leak.

          See the tweaks mentioned here though. For most not using a ton of a specialized plugins it should be super fast.

          If not, do those tweaks.

    •  At a high level (3+ / 0-)

      They are both browsers, software designed to navigate the internet.

      IE = Microsoft
      Firefox = Mozilla Foundation (a non-profit funded by advertising money from the google search on their homepage)

      Firefox is smaller, simpler, safer, better, less used than IE.

      At a technical level, i have no idea the difference between the two!

  •  What about Chrome? (0+ / 0-)

    and thanks for the diary!

  •  Pimping time (0+ / 0-)

    Just to add that if you want to add captions for greater accessibility, translations into other languages, or just your commentary to a YouTube or other video, you can use http://www.overstream.net, and embedding works from there too.

    Yeah, it's kind of a self-promotion, but it's on topic and you see that the service is free and there are no ads on the site, so it's not much of one. Just spreading the word for better accessibility. Especially since hard-of-hearing people would appreciate this. We support ADA, right?

  •  not a very constructive comment (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    bustacap, Donald Drennon, evora, MKSinSA

    But Firebug may be a bit too technically involved for most people. Why not just have a Video FAQ somewhere on the site, where popular video sources are added, in a lather-rinse-repeat like directions "for dummies".

    •  You have to have firebug, no other way (0+ / 0-)

      Unless you are a javascript developer and know to execute code in your head to know the output.

      MSNBC's code is javascript based, like many others. Dkos won't allow Javascript posted for obvious reasons, just like they don't allow iframes in comments.

      So to know what HTML code is being created by the javascript, you need Firebug to tell you what the javascript is being rendered into.

      This holds true for many media sites that aren't Youtube style, especially news sites that want people to end up on the site to view the vid instead of a direct embed.

      Seriously, the work sounds involved, but it takes about 3 minutes to install Firefox, 30 seconds to install Firebug, and after that... all it takes is a couple clicks to do.

      Pretty easy once you do it.

      •  disagree (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        CornSyrupAwareness

        it takes a couple clicks to install Firebug and Firefox. But to figure these things out you have to understand Javascript, HTML, etc. All I am saying that it's more useful to have a group of people who are savvy with this to maintain a page with simple instructions and/or a set of tools that would do this automagically. I'll join in the group.  

        •  Ahh... (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          debedb

          Yes, a tool would be ideal. I could do that.

          But to do the steps I mentioned above, you don't need know HTML or javascript. Read the diary, Firebug makes it so you don't need to know those things. You just hover over the video and BOOM, there is your dKos compatible code with a right click "copy" option.

  •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MKSinSA

    <iframe height="339" width="425" src="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/27328627#27328627" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

    The Big Lie, the Big Scam, and the Big Power Grab pretty much sum up Republican politics. - Dallasdoc 9/3/08

    by shortgirl on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:40:52 PM PDT

  •  test (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    gimmeshelter, phoebe1st

    "I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth." - Molly Ivins

    by littlesky on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:47:39 PM PDT

  •  tipped, rec'd and (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    gimmeshelter

    thanks mister!
    Needed to test it with pooties...

    This space available...

    by phoebe1st on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:48:44 PM PDT

  •  That's fantastic thank you so much. (0+ / 0-)

    Holisted for future reference.

    John McCain "Beware the terrible simplifiers" Jacob Burckhardt, Historian

    by notquitedelilah on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 06:05:12 PM PDT

  •  You are wonderful, thanks and a question (0+ / 0-)

    is there some way to do this within email? That is so kind of you to share information like this!  

    "Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me." ~kay~

    by Kwamo on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 06:10:32 PM PDT

    •  Depends... (0+ / 0-)

      If your email client allows you to compose email using HTML code, and not just a Word style editor, you can use the same thing.

      However, non web email (ie: Outlook) generally blocks all HTML for security reasons except for formatting and images.

      So this would make it harder to do.

      The best way to send video is either to send a link or attach it as file.

      To do that you need to get a plugin that downloads the web videos, then it has to be converted from a FLV (flash video format) to something like a MPEG or WMV (because FLVs don't play outside the web browser w/o a standalone player that most don't have).

  •  I don't know how to embed video from Youtube (0+ / 0-)

    I only know how to link to the http site.

    any instructions?

    •  That's a easy one... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      CornSyrupAwareness

      When you a video that is already embedded on a site, double click in the middle of the video. That will take you to the actual YouTube site for that video.

      Look to the right side of the video and you will see a section where it has to text boxes. One has a link the other has a code to embed.

      The embed code starts with:
      "lt&embed "...

      Copy/paste all that code and you're good to go!

  •  way too techy (0+ / 0-)

    for me.

    John McCain: Country Club First!

    by Batbird on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 09:52:20 AM PDT

  •  Nice find, I went a slightly different route (0+ / 0-)

    for MSNBC videos, specifically:

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    Tried to digest it down to two steps.  The first requires a Firefox add-on, similar to yours.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 10:21:44 PM PDT

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