The Problem

Obox themes support two ways of embedding videos for use with the Featured Video display and widgets in our themes: Embed Codes and oEmbed.

VideoPress is WordPress.com’s free video hosting service that allows you to easily host videos using their player. This is a good option if you aren’t able to convert your videos into multiple formats for self-hosting, or don’t have the bandwidth, but VideoPress does not currently support oEmbed.

The Solution

  1. Pull up your video on your VideoPress page and click the Share link at the top
  2. Click the Copy HTML button under Embed on a Webpage. That will give you an embed code like this:
    <object width="400" height="224" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="src" value="http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03" /><param name="wmode" value="direct" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="true" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="overstretch" value="true" /><param name="flashvars" value="guid=OO4thna8&amp;isDynamicSeeking=true" /><embed width="400" height="224" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03" wmode="direct" seamlesstabbing="true" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" overstretch="true" flashvars="guid=OO4thna8&amp;isDynamicSeeking=true" /></object>
  3. Copy that into the Embed Code field on the Options panel in the post editor.

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