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  • I am having problems embedding video directly into a single post. I’m trying to use the embed tag and for some reason my entire blog gets screwy when I do it. If any one has an example they could past into this forum of what exactly I should type to embed a .wmv file when I’m preparing a post, I’d really appreciate it. I’ve searched the forums here and they aren’t really helping me very much here.


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  • Here’s the basic code for embedding video in a post.

    <embed SRC=url WIDTH=400 HEIGHT=300 AUTOPLAY=false CONTROLLER=true LOOP=false ></embed>

    Ok, do I just stick that code in the field where I’m typing the rest of my blog entry? Do I need to do anything special with it? I’ve been just trying to stick it in and it screws up my entire blog. That’s why I’m having issues. I’ve tried using just the <embed…> tag and all of the formatting on my blog is lost.

    Oh my goodness… I tried it again, and all of the sudden it does work. Thank you so much. 🙂

    Ok, well, now i have the window where it should be and all the formatting is fantastic, but I can’t get the movie to play, I’m going to try a different movie and see if that helps.

    Have you tried Media Filter plugin?



    You may also be interested in the Sound and video plugins utilizing the Flash player. The formats are MP3 and Flash video, FLV respectively. For the latter you must convert to FLV using Sorenson Sqeeze or some other tool. The advantage is that you can play in streaming mode. It plays nearly immediately without using a streaming media server.

    Mine autoplays both with autoplay=”false” and autoplay=”true”.

    Any solution not to?

    Also: The code i use works in firefox but not ni IE:

    <embed SRC=”” WIDTH=”400″ HEIGHT=”320″ AUTOPLAY=”true” ></embed><br>As seen on

    Ok, using 1 and 0 instead of true and false works in booth browsers.

    To get the video playing in IE you need to have an object right?

    Another thing is that the code i use to embed the videos made the page look like shit in FF, but not in IE. A div with a br above it solved it.

    The code i use:

    <object classid=”CLSID:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95″ width=”320″ height=”256″ codebase=””>
    <param name=”autostart” value=”0″></param>
    <param name=”autoplay” value=”0″></param>

    <param name=”clicktoplay” value=”1″></param>
    <param name=”controller” value=”1″></param>
    <param name=”pluginspage” value=””></param>
    <param name=”target” value=”myself”></param>
    <param name=”type” value=”application/x-oleobject”></param>
    <param name=”src” value=””></param>
    <embed src=”” width=”320″ height=”256″ autostart=”0″ autoplay=”0″ controller=”1″ border=”0″ pluginspage=”” target=”myself”></embed>

    seem to work in both IE and FF…

    Anything that is bad/wrong with this solution?

    Try AUTOSTART=false if you don’t want it to start right away.
    Check out this link:
    it is actually very simple to make your own code, just make sure your SRC is correct.

    Has anyone come up with a plug-in or code that will allow you to embed your own video, served from your own site, which will work in Firefox, IE, Safari, and Netscape?

    Would love to see this implemented to learn from it, and hear how you did it.

    I’be been looking at the videopop plugin and it looks pretty good… Does the insert into the post for you as well.

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