What does it mean to "embed" a video?

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  1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 11 years ago

    What does it mean to "embed" a video?

    What does it mean to embed a video rather than just copy and paste the link into the video capsule of your hub? Do you also copy the code to embed the video into the video capsule or somewhere else? And what is the difference? Thanks.

    1. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 11 years ago

      Embedding a video means to place or copy the video from its original website onto a different site using an html code or "embed code." To embed the video, copy the embed code from the original video site and paste the code into the site where you'd like the video to appear. Without embedding it? The video may appear, But not play?

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        No, I have never embedded one. I always copy and paste. it plays with no problem. So I don't know what the difference is or if there is an advantage to one over the other.

    2. kschang profile image88
      kschangposted 11 years ago

      To "embed" a video means the video remains on its original host (where the file remains), but you are adding some code on YOUR website that allows it to be played while embedded on YOUR page.

      This is in contrast to "linking", where you go to a different page that embeds the video.

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        So what is the difference? What is better to do? Does it matter at all which way you choose?

      2. teaches12345 profile image79
        teaches12345posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Embedding allows people to play it on your site.  The video shows up and you click to play.  Is that right?

    3. Techsofttamil profile image59
      Techsofttamilposted 3 years ago

      Nice to explain about Embedded video post,

    4. mohsinul profile image59
      mohsinulposted 3 years ago

      The main difference between linking and embedding is where the data are stored and how they are updated after they where linked or embedded.

      Your file links to a source file: the data are stored in the source file and updated there, showing the updates in your source file.
      Your file embeds a source file: the data are now stored in your file -- without a connection to the original source file.

    5. higggins profile image60
      higgginsposted 3 years ago

      Isn't it easier to download the video via some converter (like https://2conv.com/en51/ for example) and to post it in your blog? I suppose, it'll look better and your visitors will not be distracted by the youtube ads.


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