Update: Version 188.8.131.52 has been released. Please see below for further details and download links.
My video plugin has always worked well with blogging services that allow you to embed videos into your blog feed, but sadly, it’s never worked for services that don’t allow you to, like Windows Live Spaces. That is, until now…. Ok, so you still can’t physically embed videos into Live Spaces still, but you can do the next best thing with my plugin. What it will do is this: you give it the link, it then goes and looks at the video, takes a screenshot of the video and puts that into your blog and links to the video. Your site’s viewer will still need to go to the video site as though it had been just a normal text link, but at least you are showing them a preview.
Now, I hear the people whos blogging service did allow for video embedding asking "what about us, we can have video embedding, I don’t want an image and a link." Well, you won’t if your site supports video embedding, the plugin will automatically realise this and put the relevant code in instead of the image and link. Thus giving a good all round user experience.
Version 2.0 of this plugin is still being tested by me and a few private testers, I will be releasing it within the next day or so, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled on this blog
- Version 2.0 has been tested and I am happy with its performance as are my testers. Just a couple of things to note, please remember when using this plugin for a service like Live Spaces that it does not embed the video, but puts a screenshot, this is the best that you can get with services that do not allow video embedding.
- Also, for those of you who are linking to my original version (184.108.40.206) here, please note that this link will remain at that version. Version 2.0 will see a new filename and a new download link, so if you wish for your links to point to the new version, you will need to update them.
- Any issues you find with the plugin, please leave a comment here or email me at wlm[at]scottisafool.co.uk and please include any errors (screenshots or the error itself), the link of the video, the method you used to embed the video, and your blogging service.
- If moving from a previous version of this plugin, you will need to remove the insertSoapbox.dll file from the plugins folder.