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Posting YouTube Videos to WordPress Blogs

Because of the way wordpress corrects invalid XHTML this is the best way to post YouTube videos…..

YouTube suggests:

<object height="350" width="425">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rCOx24TsBPI"></param>
<param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param></object> <object height="350" width="425">
<param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rCOx24TsBPI" name="movie"></param>
<param value="transparent" name="wmode"></param></object>

Convert this to:

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/rCOx24TsBPI" height="350" width="425">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rCOx24TsBPI"></param> </object>

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