Foir each of its videos, YouTube offers a link that you can copy and paste in order to embed that video in an html page.
The link looks like this:
<object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/xWIM5xikQ6o"></param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/xWIM5xikQ6o" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>
I pasted this code into an html page, and then opened the page on my computer, but when i did so the video didn’t play. The player is visible, embedded in the page, and the buttons are there to play the video, but it won’t play.
Yet when i upload the same webpage to my university webspace it plays fine.
Is there something i’m missing here? Does embedded video like this actually have to be on a server in order to play? I expected that, when i opened it on my computer, it would still stream the video.
Any help would be most appreciated.