As you may recall, I mentioned that Windows Live Spaces now allows you to embed videos into your blog entries and you’ll also recall that I said my video plugin doesn’t embed them into Live Spaces still. Well, I have no built a work around for that by adding in an option to explicitly choose whether you want the video embedded or not. So the plugin now looks like this:
I’ll quickly run through the options that you now have in the plugin:
Embed Full Video
This option means that you will get the full embed code put into your blog entry and the reader can watch the video in your blog. Do remember that if your blog doesn’t support embedded code, this option will post an empty space where the video once was.
Picture + Link
This will behave in the same way as if you were posting to Live Spaces (as an example) before the change. The plugin will take a screen capture of the video player and video, and put that image on the blog with that image linked to the original video page.
This means the plugin will put the code in so that if your blog supports embedding it will have the embed code, if embedding isn’t supported, then you will get an image as described above.
The latter option of letting the plugin decide is my recommended choice, but only if you’re not using Live Spaces as your blog service. If you have been using the feature of pasting the video link straight into the blog entry and having it get the information and images for you, then the default behaviour for this is the same as choosing the "Plugin Decides" option. I am working on something that will allow this to be customised, look out for a future update.
I have also added support for www.muveeMix.com videos. So the list of supported video sites is now:
- MSN Soapbox
- Google Video
- MySpace Video
- Yahoo! Video
So I guess you’ll be wanting the download link for the new plugin. It’s below