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cannot embed custom flash video player

  1. I have a video weebchannel called hotsos.tv. From there one can go and grab the code to embed the video to a site (similar to youtube). I have a blog where I write updates and news made to hotsos.tv named symbolsofsuccess.com (powered by wordpress 2.0.5 )

    The embed code form my site looks like this:

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    <embed src="http://www.hotsos.tv/bloggingVideos/lonelyPlayer.swf" FlashVars="videoName=http://www.hotsos.tv/videos/profile/profile06.flv&videoDescription=Perez Hilton Interview"type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="564" height="318"></embed>
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    Ive tried several things but I havent been able to embed the video player in a post.....no matter what I do. I installed a couple of "fixes" and then read this article:
    http://wordpress.com/blog/2006/01/26/youtube-support/
    but it seems it only works for youtube......is there a way I can do this? embed my video player into a post?

    Thanks in advanced.

  2. Hi there,
    If you are a wordpress.com blogger use of the forum search box or the FAQs would have given you the answer. Flash embeds, javascript, forms are a "no-no" on a shared mutliuser blogging platform like this one. They compromise security so the WP software protects our blogs by stripping the code out.
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/can-i-add-flash-video-embed-other-media/
    This explains why javascript is stripped.
    If you are a wordpress.org self hosted or web hosted blogger then here's the support forum link you are looking for http://wordpress.org/support

  3. I am a selfhosted wordpress user. I must have missed something in that wordpress support article but as far as I understand, that method shown in the article is specific to youtube. It wont work with my player.

    If im wrong and that method works with any embed player and I misunderstood please correct me. If not, can I modify any of the code to allow this embed to be done? If so, what code should I modify? any tutorial? thanks

  4. The information I give you here is for wordpress.com MU (a multi-user blogging platform) and is not applicable to your blog. The two, wordpress.org and wordpress.com use different software. Please go to http://wordpress.org/support [she said sending him away politely with a smile :)].

  5. You're at the wrong site. You need to be over at http://wordpress.org since you're running different software than we are here.

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