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Ian Hancock asked a good question in the forums today about embedding Voicethreads into an edublogs post.

The problem being that when you copy and paste ’embed’ or ‘object’ code into your blog it disappears (it’s a security thing).

But never fear, there’s a really simple workaround… all you have to do is grab the link to the actual thread out of the code, make a note of the height and width of the object (you can manually make it smaller too to fit narrower blogs) click on the F button in your ‘Write Post’ area and take it from there.

In fact, you can do this for any flash object :)

So, for Ian’s podcast we have the code:

voicethreadcode.gif

From which we take: http://voicethread.com/book.swf?b=3088

We click on flashbutton.gif and paste the link in (only the link, mind). Here we’re also going to make it a little smaller so we insert 600 width and 400 height and…

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://voicethread.com/book.swf?b=3088″ width=”600″ height=”400″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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James Farmer lives in Melbourne, Australia and spends most of his days chained to a computer while being harassed by tiny pixies insisting that he try to improve edublogs.

7 Comments

  1. Used this many times, it’ll work. Sometimes sussing out the link from the widget provider is work.

    Any word on iframes, since that is used often for embedding?

  2. Thank you so much!!! I have to say it was a thrill to log in and see this as a news banner!!

    Thank you everyone!

    Ian

  3. It’s going to be one well-listened-to podcast :)

    Am afraid that the outlook for iframes is rather bleak… but we are going to be investing more time and resources into figuring out how to allow embeds better.

  4. Okay… well, I followed along exactly, and I actually know a bit about html coding so I know I grabbed the right things, and I can’t get a flash slideshow of pictures to work. No luck. Any one else hit this problem and have some suggestions?

    Thanks!

  5. Hi Jenn,

    You;re putting in the url: http://slideroll.com/?s=hnrmhw0s

    When you should be taking code with a .swf in it instead.

    It might not be possible from all sites, especially if they don’t tell you the .swf addresses… you could look in their source code and probably grab it though.

  6. My head gets cold in winter

  7. Yea i have tried copy and pasting about a million times thanks for clearing that up!!!!

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