A bit of blues

This is an experiment to see if a video I recorded on Facebook can embed into WordPress and if it will be public!

OK, it didn’t work (see comment below). I can link out to the vid, i.e. http://www.facebook.com/v/157263331018 and this works in a nice Facebook-hosted full-screen. Not as good as embedding it though.

Also a mate suggested I put in the above address inside square brackets preceded by “youtube=” which displays a mysterious blank space where the vid ought to be, thus:

I’ve also just emailed the embed code to my Posterous and it worked straightaway: http://thoughtcat.posterous.com/attempting-to-get-facebook-video-embedded-in

FTR, the embed code Facebook gave me is:

<object width=”352″ height=”220″ ><param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” /><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always” /><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.facebook.com/v/157263331018″ /><embed src=”http://www.facebook.com/v/157263331018″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”352″ height=”220″></embed></object>

Blogger renders it thus:

<object height=”220″ width=”352″><param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true”><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.facebook.com/v/157263331018″><embed src=”http://www.facebook.com/v/157263331018″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” height=”220″ width=”352″></embed></object>

– which looks exactly the same to me. WordPress just deletes the code altogether – it’s not even as if it leaves some in and takes some out.

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  1. OK, so it didn’t work… WP just strips out the entire embed code. By contrast, it works fine in Blogger – see a post I’ve just hidden on my old blog at http://thoughtcat.blogspot.com/2008/09/facebook-video-experiment.html – albeit the video won’t display if I’m not logged into FB (despite fiddling with my privacy settings). This is very frustrating – WP is supposed to be “state of the art” blogging software, whereas Blogger is “start of the fart” by comparison, and yet the latter seems to allow so many more things with ease…

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