Issues with Embedding Videos

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    Hey all,

    I’m having some trouble embedding videos onto my site. These videos are from, which provides embed codes. The videos showed up in the “Visual” editing stage, but as soon as I updated the page, the videos turned back into links. I read in the forums about Vodpod, and the same thing happened. Videos turned into links as soon as I updated. What am I doing wrong here?

    The blog I need help with is


    We’re not allowed to use embed codes, for security reasons, so the code is automatically stripped out. You need to insert the videos as explained here:

    If you can’t figure it out, paste a sample embed code here (between backticks) and I’ll give you the right equivalent.



    CNN videos apparently have some issues, I was trying the gigya shortcode earlier with CNN video, but it wouldn’t work. Gigya code otherwise works fine.

    @panaghiotisadam, do you take emails for support issues? I need one particular help with table code.


    a) I inserted a CNN video before posting the above.
    b) No I don’t take emails. You can start a thread here or you can post a comment in my blog.


    For some reason, the CNN videos are just coming up as black boxes.
    Here is the CNN webpage containing the video:

    Here is the embed code given by the website: <object width=”416″ height=”374″ classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ id=”ep”><param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” /><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always” /><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent” /><param name=”movie” value=”” /><param name=”bgcolor” value=”#000000″ /><embed src=”” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” bgcolor=”#000000″ allowfullscreen=”true” allowscriptaccess=”always” width=”416″ wmode=”transparent” height=”374″></embed></object>

    Here is the gigya code I used:

    [gigya src="" width="416" height="374" quality="high" wmode="transparent" allowFullScreen="true" ]

    Am I missing something obvious? I’ve been fiddling with these videos for awhile now and still no luck.



    @danielaltschuler12: Try this instead (notice the “flashvars”…)
    [gigya src="" flashvars="context=embed_edition&videoId=spanish/2010/11/30/WEBentrev.cnn" width="416" height="374" quality="high" wmode="transparent" allowFullScreen="true"]


    Thank you! That worked perfectly.



    You’re welcome :-)


    Now, I’m having the same issue with Aux Video.

    <embed src=”″ bgcolor=”#FFFFFF” flashVars=”playerID=23863821001&autoStart=false&domain=embed&videoID=805949157001&linkBaseURL=” base=”” name=”flashObj” width=”486″ height=”322″ seamlesstabbing=”false” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowFullScreen=”true” swLiveConnect=”true” wmode=”transparent” pluginspage=””></embed>

    How to shorten if there are future videos I’ll be trying to put up?? Thanks in advance for your help!!



    @christinedang: Panos gives the indications on the article in his first response. Here’s the code converted into Gigya:
    [gigya src="" flashVars="playerID=23863821001&autoStart=false&domain=embed&videoID=805949157001&linkBaseURL=" width="486" height="322" allowFullScreen="true" wmode="transparent"]


    Can someone please help me with this embed code? I’ve struck out after several tries. Much appreciated!

    <object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” id=”video” width=”500″ height=”415″ data=”″><param value=”″ name=”movie”/><param value=”&skin=MP1ExternalAll-MFL.swf&embed=true&adSizeArray=300×240&adSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fad%2Edoubleclick%2Enet%2Fadx%2Ftsg%2Ewfxt%2Fwildcard%5F1%2Fdetail%3Bdcmt%3Dtext%2Fxml%3Bpos%3D%3Btile%3D2%3Bfname%3Dinsecure%2Dmillionaires%2Dhow%2Dmuch%2Dcash%2Dis%2Denough%2D20110324%3Bloc%3Dsite%3Bsz%3D320x240%3Bord%3D429767444773234700%3Frand%3D0%2E9456219305608599&flv=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emyfoxboston%2Ecom%2Ffeeds%2FoutboundFeed%3FobfType%3DVIDEO%5FPLAYER%5FSMIL%5FFEED%26componentId%3D134637870&img=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia2%2Emyfoxboston%2Ecom%2F%2Fphoto%2F2011%2F03%2F24%2Finsecure%5Fmillionaires%5F20110324%2EFXTimg%5Ftmb0000%5F20110324095841%5F640%5F480%2EJPG&story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emyfoxboston%2Ecom%2Fdpp%2Fmorning%2Finsecure%2Dmillionaires%2Dhow%2Dmuch%2Dcash%2Dis%2Denough%2D20110324&category=&title=insecure%5Fmillionaires%5F20110324%2Emxf&oacct=foximfoximwfxt,foximglobal&ovns=foxinteractivemedia&headline=Insecure%20millionaires%3A%20How%20much%20cash%20is%20enough%3F” name=”FlashVars”/><param value=”all” name=”allowNetworking”/><param value=”always” name=”allowScriptAccess”/></object><p style=”width:500px”>Insecure millionaires: How much cash is enough?:</p>


    @cultureschlock: gladly, but not without a link to the blog in question.



    could you help with this code to make it work on thanks in advance

    <embed src=’’ bgcolor=’#1E201D’ flashVars=’xml=’ base=’’ name=’magnumPlayer’ width=’938′ height=’690′ allowFullScreen=’false’ allowScriptAccess=’always’ type=’application/x-shockwave-flash’ swLiveConnect=’true’ pluginspage=’’></embed>



    The site linked to your username is not free blog being free hosted by If that’s the blog in question we cannot help you here at because we do not run on the same software. If that’s the blog in question then you must post to the correct forum for that software and it is here >
    For clarity read >



    I fixed the link back to my wordpress blog :)

    thanks in advance for help with this.



    May I suggest that you go directly to Panos’s blog and ask for help there?


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