Monday, 29 June 2009

What does "CAN YOU EMBED?" mean?!

Sorry things have been a bit quiet on the storygas front recently - been busy setting up a web series. I'll be posting some behind the scenes news here soon (man, some things to share with you).

So, slowly going through the inbox, and got this great email from Justin.

It's great because sometimes I make assumptions on here that everything is clear and makes sense... when of course, not always.

Also - reminds me to remind you that I go through my emails very very slowly - so feel free to leave a comment anywhere, so anyone else on here can field your question too...

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Justin wrote:

Hi Neil,

In the interactive rating, what does it mean " Can you Embed ?"

Can you embed? YES
Can you comment? kind of - seem to be heavily moderated
Also on youtube? YES
Forums? not found
Blog? not found

I'm really curious.



Hi Justin

thanks for getting in touch -- good question - maybe I should have a link on the phrase explaining the rationale...

Can you embed? is whether or not you can "embed" the show on your own blog or site.

Some videos allow this,
some have the embedding disabled,
some videos don't provide it at all.

When you click on a video, there's sometimes a "Share" or "Embed" option along the bottom.
And sometimes it offers the option "embed".
If you click on this, it offers you a code that you can paste into your own blog, or website.

On YouTube videos, it's at the bottom of the "more info" box. (Unless the video owner has "embedding options disabled").

The code looks like this:

This is a picture of the code.

If I pasted the actual text into this blog post, the video would have appeared instead.

There's a Glossary entry for this on YouTube, but it's not very prominent and on reading it now isn't entirely clear what it is.

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