I would like to reopen the discussion about Facebook video first discussed on http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/facebook-video
My blog sits at http://alxdxn.wordpress.com and I upload most of my videos to Facebook (bigger upload allowance than Flickr, no problems acessing in China like Youtube)
Facebook gives me the following embed code for a video that I want to include in a blog post:
<object width="576" height="432" ><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.facebook.com/v/559720425845" /><embed src="http://www.facebook.com/v/559720425845" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="576" height="432"></embed></object>
However, when I save a post with this code, it is removed from the saved version. (No warnings or notifications unfortunately; the code just disappears)
As suggested in the previous discussion linked above, I am able to get it working using Vodpod, but I have some conserns with this:
a/ It's complicated. I had never used Vodpod before, and I had to set up an account, create the link to Facebook in my vodpod account, then copy that code over to WordPress. A one-step process as used for Youtube or Flickr Video, would be much simpler and I guess wouldn't be too difficult to set up in wordpress.com?
b/ No guidance. There is nothing in the wordpress.com support guide about how one should use Vodpod to embed Facebook videos. This information is only available when searching the forums, and even there, the details are not correct (you don't need to use any Firefox add-on). I had never heard of Vodpod before, and although it's not a steep learning curve, I felt I was having to unecessarily use a new service only because wordpress.com didn't support Facevook video.
Let me know if you need any more info. I think this would be a really great feature for Facebook users.
The blog I need help with is alxdxn.wordpress.com.