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YouTube Monopoly

  1. WTF?! Why is there a YouTube monopoly on WP? I understand that the team doesn't want to deal with regional video services like Yandex Video. But Vimeo is also prohibited. Wherever you go, it's only YouTube. Enough of that s**t! We don't have options to insert java and scripts, and audio, let us at least choose the video hosting.

    The blog I need help with is samaralife.wordpress.com.

  2. Vimeo is allowed her as is a host of others:

    Blip.tv
    DailyMotion
    Flickr Video
    Google Video
    Kyte.tv
    LiveVideo
    PodTech
    Redlasso
    Splashcast
    TED Talks
    Viddler
    Videolog
    Vimeo
    Vodpod
    YouTube

    See the "related" column to the right of the content in this support document?

    If you can't find something in the above that works for you, then perhaps you need to find a new host, yes? :-)

  3. You can always move to another service such as blogger.

  4. there are many options you can use in wordpress. First of all there is a paid service VideoPress : http://en.support.wordpress.com/videopress/

    And the other services which you can use with wordpress shortcodes are :
    * Blip.tv
    * DailyMotion
    * Flickr Video
    * Google Video
    * Kyte.tv
    * LiveVideo
    * PodTech
    * Redlasso
    * Splashcast
    * TED Talks
    * Viddler
    * Videolog
    * Vimeo
    * Vodpod
    * YouTube

    Read all about them here : http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/
    and http://en.support.wordpress.com/shortcodes/

  5. hey ! i and thesacredpath posted almost the same reply at the same time !!

  6. @phoxis, we're in stereo, and thanks for adding the links. I was going to, but due to the third beer while watching the sunset I forgot.

    And yes, it was a gorgeous sunset over looking the Pacific on Hawaii Island, complet with 5, yes count them, 5 seconds of green flash.

  7. By using VodPod you can embed 98 percent of all the videos you can find. As long as there's an embed url available at the site, that is.

  8. Thanks guys. It's just that last night a Vimeo video (I used the embed code from Vimeo) from Insired by Iceland didn't open in my blog - only the words under the video. I didn't know you have to play with some shortcodes.

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