HotDoodle's Flash Block also allows you to play embedded videos from video sharing site www.youtube.com
For this, copy paste the URL from the Browser window for a particular video that you would like to embed into Flash Block settings as shown in the screenshots below:
The URL's need to be of the form http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7IKRxY9LFQ
Most videos play in 320×240 which is referred to as the Standard Quality. Select videos on Youtube are available in High Quality and High definition as well.
To force a video to play in High Quality
To force high quality, you need to append an extra parameter (&fmt=) to the URL.
- &fmt=18 : high quality -- H.264 video @ 512Kbps; audio @ 44.1KHz 128Kbps Stereo. Best played at resolution of 480×360
- &fmt=22: high definition -- H.264 video @ 1024Kbps; audio @ 44.1KHz 232Kbps Stereo. Best played at resolution of 1280×720 (720p)
So, if the Video URL is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7IKRxY9LFQ , for High Quality it would be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7IKRxY9LFQ&fmt=18 (note the extra &fmt=18 parameter)