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Make Embeddable Custom Video Playlists with Embedr

On the internet, there's many videos, yet so little time.  You probably find hundreds of videos a week that you want to share on your MySpace, web site, or blog.  But individual embed codes can take up a lot of space in your layout, and there's no guarantee that users will watch every video.  Embedr attempts to solve these problems by making you a customized embeddable video playlist that you can add to any site that supports embedded objects.

When you want to build a playlist, you choose from either the standard building mode or "smart" playlist builder.  The standard builder asks you to copy/paste video embed codes or URLs to build the list, while the "smart" builder can actually search YouTube for you to find video to add.  Both are fairly self-explanatory in terms of use, so you shouldn't have much of a problem figuring out how it works.

Choosing you content can get a little tricky, though.  This is the result of several factors that Embedr operates on.  First of all, there's only so many video services that Embedr supports right now.  A full list of what services are compatible can be found here.  Also, a full test run revealed that not all of the supported services are 100% as of the time of writing this article.  We had problems with Atom Films, Blip.tv, and Veoh, not to mention the fact that we were pretty bummed about not being able to use other popular services like LiveLeak or FunnyorDie.com

All things considered, Embedr is still a very cool service.  Since its so new, we'll be expecting them to make some much-needed improvements in terms of what services are supported, and how well those services perform within the site's software.  Hopefully, someone from Embedr is out there reading this, because this would be a fantastic service if it gets to 100% working with any embed code out there.  Check out the playlist that resulted from the test run and let us know what your experience was using Embedr.


Austin Keenan
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Comments
Mar 2, 2009
by Anonymous

Someone from Embedr is

Someone from Embedr is indeed reading this, and we plan to tackle all the problems you mentioned. We have about 20 new video sites partially compatible, and should be adding them in the next few weeks. Thanks for the writeup!

Mar 3, 2009
by Austin Keenan
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That sounds fantastic!  Let

That sounds fantastic!  Let me know when the service gets the makeover :)

 Austin Keenan
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