Several people (and one of my favorites) have questions about just HOW to add a YouTube video to their posts. Not everyone is familiar with HTML or embed code, so I thought the best way to help is to actually create and embed a video to demonstrate. I'm using Veoh.com for this, because their quality is better for viewing the text. [ the process for embedding from Veoh.com is exactly the same, by the way, but see my warning below ] Edit: If you can't see this top video, keep reading. It was uploaded at 9:05am PST.
For most uses, YouTube is fine (and certainly faster). Hopefully this will help.
Online Videos by Veoh.com
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Here is what the same video looks like on YouTube.
I want to give you one warning about Veoh.com. As I write this, the video you see above is not finished loading - after 2 hours. You can imagine how much fun I'm not having waiting to take this post live. The YouTube version was ready for viewing in 10 miinutes.
OK, another 30 minutes have gone by... so, I tried another service, vimeo.com, to see if the text was crisper. It was and here's another sample for you to view. Maybe Veoh will finish soon and I can post this thing. One of the things I liked about vimeo was how they updated me on the status of the video. Imagine why I'd be happy about that right now! Here is how they update you.
Video On How to Embed A YouTube Video on Vimeo
OK... well, as much as I hate to do this, I'm posting this as is. It is now 12:28pm PST. As of this second, almost 3 1/2 hours later, the Veoh.com video is not done uploading. The quality, when done, will be excellent. Perhaps when you get to this post it will be there and all of this rambling will seem humorous. Or not. :)
UPDATE: Some folks are having trouble on the PC, though I don't understand why. Nick has a work around posted here.