Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Embedding Videos

London Effects Timelapse from 4th Estate on Vimeo.

Behind-the-Scenes of Schaible's previous post, HERE. Fabulous find!

Just wanted to show how one may embed videos as well as link to them.

The universal symbol for embed is this:

There's usually a way to access the embed code, either by mousing over the video (as at the Vimeo site whence came this vid) or clicking on an icon somewhere in the video's frame that will open a share menu that will include an option to embed.

One thing that's especially cool about Vimeo for video hosting is that they're one of the first to allow and facilitate the HD format.

Most video sharing sites allow embedding these days.

Embedding makes your site more alive, and it's good if visitors don't have to leave your page in order to experience the media you've collected and want to share.

STAY IN TOUCH WITH SHOESTRING COMMENTS: A thought for the folks who think they want to play in earnest here is to sign in to the Dashboard, go to 'Settings'--> 'Comments' and scroll down to add your email address so that when comments are made to the site, you will be notified by email.

IN TOUCH WITH EMAILS ON POSTS: Similar deal as above. Sign in to the site's Dashboard, 'Settings' --> 'Email' and add your email (an unfortunate maximum of 10 are allowed) so that when someone makes a post you'll get word.

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