Windows Live Writer – Embed Video for WordPress

I wrote about embedding a video to display in your WordPress post. In this post I document trying using Scøtt of Scottisafooldev Insert Video plug-in.

It turns out that WordPress displays video in their post in a different format than usual. Using the WordPress online editor, you convert the http link to the video into a format that WordPress can use.

So the link to the video from misheardlyrics guy on Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLd22ha_-VU

gets converted to

[ you tube=http: // http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=xLd22ha_-VU ]

I added spaces to enable the code to show.

Which will display in the post as follows:

[YouTube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLd22ha_-VU”%5D
YouTube – MISHEARD LYRICS – Pearl Jam – Yellow Ledbetter

Scott has created a new plug-in to Insert Video for WordPress that I will try out in this post.

I will try to embed the Any Given Sunday – Peace by Inches that Robert Scoble referenced in his post Zooomr next big “inch”

[YouTube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rFx6OFooCs”%5D
YouTube – Any Given Sunday – Peace by Inches – Pacino

If the test was successful, you should see the embedded video above.

We will find out if the post was successful.

Update – The post was successful, and the Insert Video for WordPress plug-in works.

Here is a screen shot of the Insert Video for WordPress plug-in in action. Add the URL to the video in the text box.

WindowsLiveWriterB-InsertVideo

Click ok, and the appropriate code is added to your post in WordPress. The embedded video will not display in the editor, but it will post correctly.

Good job Scøtt!

Update 06.14.07 – Scøtt has uploaded the Insert Video for Hosted WordPress plug-in, additional details can be found here

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2 Responses to “Windows Live Writer – Embed Video for WordPress”

  1. Kaizenlog » Blog Archive » Wordpress 07/06/2007 Says:

    […] Windows Live Writer – Embed Video for WordPress By Thomas It turns out that WordPress displays video in their post in a different format than usual. Using the WordPress online editor, you convert the http link to the video into a format that WordPress can use. … Thomas – Technical Blogger – https://scissormonkey.wordpress.com […]

  2. Windows Live Writer Beta 3 Released « Thomas - Technical Blogger Says:

    […] dialog – the question is will this work with WordPress, or will you still need to use the Embed Video for WordPress from Scøtt of […]


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