Below are videos that I took this morning on my iPhone of a fire on Fifth Avenue and 22nd Street in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. I shot five quick videos that show the fire engines pulling up to the location, the ladders being hiked up to the roof to find the cause of the fire, and the reaction of the people on the street.
I transferred the videos from my iPhone to YouTube, then I wanted to post them here. Normally, I would just cut and paste the links from YouTube. You would then have to click on each one of the links to see the videos. A colleague showed me how to embed the videos into my blog post so the videos can be played from.within my blog, rather than sending you to the YouTube site to view them.
What I am about to explain can only be done on blog posts or websites. You cannot embed a video in an email. Facebook automatically embeds videos for you, but it is interesting to learn how it is done on other sites.
1-First go to YouTube and select the video you want to embed.
2-Press the “share” button. Normally you would then select to “share” it in email, Faceboo,k or Twitter.
3-Instead of selecting which way you want to “share” it, click on “embed.”
4-Copy the code that appears in the box right near “embed.”
5-Go to the website where you want to embed the video and paste the code in.
6-The actual video will then show up on the page instead of the link.
It is so cool. Look at my video posts below. I embeded all of them to show up as videos, not links.