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Emma's new video (again)

I'm experimenting with YouTube's embedded video player. Click on the play button to start the video. I've also added a tab at the top of the page called 'Videos'. Click on it to get a list of my videos (also embedded from YouTube.com). I really like YouTube so far. There are a couple of things that would make it even nicer. I would like to be able to choose which frame from my video becomes the thumbnail image for the video. I would also like to have some code to display the video that doesn't use the depreciated 'embed' tag. (Thanks to STK in the forums for giving me the valid code to use.) The watermark in the lower right corner bothers some people, but I don't really mind it. I still think I'll generally want to provide a direct link to a bigger, higher quality Quicktime (H.264) version of my videos for those people who want it to look nicer and to be able to save a copy on their computer. But YouTube works great for an easy, compatible way of showing videos. I would be interested to hear what people think. Do you use the high-quality version of the video, or the easy YouTube version? Do you think having the video right on my page is nice, or too much? I could also make it so that you have to click 'Read more' to see it, but since the video doesn't start loading or playing until you click the play button, I don't think that is necessary.

4 comments

Great video, especially for those of us who miss seeing you guys everyday! Tell Emma hello for me!


Erin [Visitor]• 09/13/05 @ 00:26

I don’t see any video, just a white screen.


nathan [Visitor] • http://nairnsnews.blogspot.com09/13/05 @ 14:05

Hey I randomly came across your blog and think the YouTube option works great! It is cool to see the video directly on the page. Best to keep it simple, I say!


Craig [Visitor]• 09/14/05 @ 19:15

Hello,
Anyone nows how to make the video start automatically when you use the flash object in your page ?


Martin [Visitor] • http://movil.be/blog09/19/05 @ 03:42

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