Hello, just searching the forum and came across this topic.
My Vodpod widget is playing the videos that are showing, but not linking correctly to vodpod, ( footer area on http://damienmolony.org ) This is presumably, as I just found out here, because Vodpod no longer exists.
My issue is not about embedding videos in posts, purely as a widget, this is an invaluable tool and seriously effects the appearance and function of my site, and it seems baffling that it could suddenly stop working without warning, or that such an important widget could be allowed to slip into oblivion without an announcement or reassurance of an alternative.
Can we please have clarification that this widget is in fact no longer functional and technically not available on WordPress? (in which case why is it still available as a widget option?) Or, will there definitely be an alternative video widget available? There is no guidance on this from WordPress on their widgets support area, any kind of official word on this would be much appreciated.