Tech Note: New Embedded Videos for Comments: Comedy Central, The Onion, MSNBC
This weekend we’ve added several new video formats to the types of videos you can easily embed in comments you post at LGF.
We’ve long had the ability to embed YouTube or Vimeo videos simply by pasting in the URL of the video’s web page, but now you can do the same thing with many videos from Comedy Central, including Colbert Report and South Park, videos from FunnyOrDie.com and The Onion, and MSNBC videos from any of their shows; just go to the individual web page where the video lives, copy the URL from your browser’s address line, and paste it into a comment. It will be automatically converted into a video button in your comment, which expands into the video when clicked.
Unfortunately, the web pages for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart do not include the video ID in their URLs, so you can’t just paste in the address for those. You can still embed those videos with a little more work, though. Just start the video playing, click the “Embed” link at the top to copy the embed code to your clipboard, then paste it somewhere to look at it (in a text editor or comment posting form). The URL you need out of this block of code is the IFRAME’s source attribute (the web address in quotes after “src=”); copy that and paste it into a comment without all the rest of the embedding code, and you’re good to go.
You can now disregard that last paragraph, and embed The Daily Show videos the same way you do all the others, by pasting in the video’s web page URL.