To embed Video...

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(Revision III)
If you have made a video that you'd like to share on the site, here are instructions for embedding Vimeo, YouTube, Google and other video. PLEASE REMEMBER what this site's all about -- writing, words, expression.

To insert a video link:

    If you want to direct the reader outside this site to the site where the video is located, simply add the full address including the http:// stuff before the address. When you submit the piece, it will magically turn into a hot link.

To embed the video so that it plays right on your story or comment:

        Copy the embed link of the video you want to show. Getting the code is a lot easier these days, just look for some link on or near the video that asks "embed?" And then copy it.
        Paste the code into the text of your post. For example:
        <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.You VIDEO CODE"></param>
        <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param>
        <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param>
        <embed src="http://www.You VIDEO CODE" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
           Click submit and watch.    

A word on the numbers: the width should not be greater than 540 or it will look rather nasty on this site. Thanks.

By the way, below is the link a now graduate user, MixedMusic, posted some time ago that got us going with video. It is great. (And if you click "Read More" before you start it, you'll see the real lyrics to this song by the group The Books.)



Most of all, the world is a place where parts of wholes are described
within an overarching paradigm of clarity and accuracy.
The context in which makes possible an underlying
sense of the way it all fits together,
despite our collective tendency not to conceive of it as such.

But then again, the world without end is a place where souls are combined,
but with an overbearing feeling of disparity and disorderliness.
To ignore it is impossible without getting oneself into all of kind of trouble,
despite one’s best intentions to not get entangled with it so much.

the statues are bleeding green.
And others are saying things much better than we ever could;
as the quiet become suddenly verbose.

And the hail’s heralding the size of nickels.
And the street corners are gnashing together like the gears
inside the head of some omniscient engineer.
And downward flows the garnered wisdom that has never died

Then finally,
we opened the box, we couldn’t find any rules.
Our heads were reeling with the glitter of possibilities, contingencies...
but with ever increasing faith we decided to go ahead and just ignore them,
despite tremendous pressure to capitulate with fate.

So instead, we went ahead to fabricate a catalog
of unstable elements and modicums and particles.
With not zero total strangeness for brief moments which amount
to nothing more than tiny fragments of a finger snap.

we’re furiously seeing green.
And the map has started tearing along its creases due to overuse...
when in reality it’s never needed folds.

And the air’s withholding the sound of its wellspring.
And our heads approach a density reminiscent of the infinite productivity of the center of the sun.

And there in lies the garnered wisdom that has never died.

Expectation -
leads to disappointment. If you don’t expect something big huge and exciting...
I dunno,
just, uh yea..."
The Books, 2005, Smells Like Content, from their "Lost and Safe" album.

MM's picture

You must be a technological

You must be a technological genius.

So like this?

Edit: Wow! Okay, got it. Very cool, GG.


gg's picture


as some of you would say.

geoff gevalt

ywp farmhand & general instigator

writingdog's picture

i did that

I did that on one of my blogs but you don't need the brackets at either end.

"We are the leaders that we have been waiting for"- Mahatma Gandhi

"Babbits are awkward bunnys and they want to celebrate easter for an extra day... or they forgot that Sunday was easter and celebrated a day late... either way, The monday after easter is Babbit day."- Babbit

gg's picture


I set it so that it would still work without the brackets because I know that we all tend to forget things...However, if you use the brackets you can ensure that it will work properly.

geoff gevalt

ywp farmhand & general instigator

123yello's picture


sounds like a cool idea


Sepheria's picture

Ok when you are trying to

Ok when you are trying to preview it should you actually be able to see the video?

Reality should follow through on what I think it is going to do. -Allie Brosh