Embedding Google video in an Exc-el blog

If you’ve an Exc-el blog, you might want to include a Google video. Here’s how to do it.

This method doesn’t require you to activate or configure a plug-in. It uses the site-wide Anarchy Media Player for WPMU, which is active for all blogs.

Anarchy in turn uses the Kimili Flash Embed for WordPress. We need to tell Kimili two things; where to find the video, and what size we want the player to appear in our blog post. The way we do that is to use syntax like this:

kml_flashembed movie=”/path/to/your/movie.swf” height=”300″ width=”300″ /
Square brackets like these [ ] must be added at the ends.

The path to your movie is the URL for your video from Google. We’ll use here a Google video that Pencaitland Primary have posted to Google video. Its URL is http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3161853005396524868&hl=en-GB

So what we need to include in the post is:

kml_flashembed movie="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3161853005396524868&hl=en-GB" height="300" width="300" /
Again, the whole thing must be enclosed inside square brackets like these [].

Note that the spaces in this lot are only single spaces. The formatting of this blog is changing that – sorry.

When we add the sqaure brackets, we get this result:

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3161853005396524868&hl=en-GB” height=”300″ width=”300″ /]


6 thoughts on “Embedding Google video in an Exc-el blog”

  1. It works well David. I have been trying to embed video in my posts but it just hasnt worked. I have used the video widget that was recently added and that works fine.


  2. We’ve recently signed up for an exc-el blog and wanted to make sure that we could include google videos in the same simple way we do in our class ‘edublog’.

    We tried it out and it worked – I’ve put a video on our new ‘photoaday’ exc-el blog again tonight using the same method just to make sure and it seems to work fine this end.

    It’s very simple – just use the [ ] and a wee bit of the ’embed’ code from Google Video …. maybe we’re missing something??

    (thanks for the lovely comments about our ‘horses’ picture, David – really appreciated by the pupils!)

  3. I used the [googlevideo] id [googlevideo] method and it works great. Hoever my next challenge is to get Animoto in the post. I mentioned to Ollie Bray who says its being worked on…

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