SC Blogs has recently switched from Viper Video Quicktags to Anarchos’s Anarchy Media Player for WordPress Mu.
The new media player/embed tool integrates more easily with syndication and podcasting and it’s easier to use.
You’ll notice that there are now two additional buttons on your Visual editor (aka the What You See Is What You Get editor):
An “A” for embedding miscellaneous and sundry media files and an “f” for embedding Flash SWF movie files into your post (or page).
To insert media from the web, click on the Embed a media file button (the yellow “A”) and paste the full URL (including http://) to your video or audio file.
For example, to embed a video from YouTube
- Choose the video, then copy it’s URL.
- Click on the Embed a media file button.
- Paste the entire URL into the pop-up window.
- Click OK.
- The following code gets inserted into my post (without spaces next to the brackets):
[ kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/K9SrIvx43Pk" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" / ]
- Click Save.
- To see what it will look like, click Preview this Post.
This is the video that gets embedded:
Anarchy Media Player also auto-detects links to mp3, flv, Quicktime mov, mp4, m4v, m4a, m4b, 3gp as well as Windows wmv, avi and asf files, and creates a player on your page. So, for example, the following link:
Defiance Ohio - The Fear The Fear The Fear - Now Now Now</a>
Creates this player: Defiance Ohio – The Fear The Fear The Fear – Now Now Now
The great thing about this is that if you embed an mp3, m4a, m4b, mpeg, mp4, mov or qt video, it will automatically be detected as a podcast in your blog’s feed!