It's an issue of control. Typically a credible site owner won't want the user thinking of the YouTube brand or getting distracted by someone else's ads or content. I'm sure a quick search will find you a Flash video wrapper file whose contents and interface can be defined by parameters. The only issue then, potentially would be if you want to provide streaming video - most servers won't - but if just a case of providing embedded video in the most accessible format while retaining control of the user experience, that's what I'd go for… Sent from my iPod On 23 Jul 2010, at 13:10, Sarah Adams <sarahwbs at gmail.com> wrote: >>> Be it YouTube or some other service, what is the general consensus of >>> embeding YouTube videos on the home page of a supposedly >>> quality-styled website? I tend to resist, but commonly get harrassed >>> into making it happen. Placing them and similar in blog entries is >>> fine by me, but I'm not enthused about the home page. -Bob >> >> I see nothing wrong in placing it on the home page providing the user >> can view or not view it at their discretion. > > I think the real problem comes after the video plays and related videos > are presented. You have no control over which videos end up being > featured (AFAIK), and could potentially have something very embarrassing > appear there. > > -- > sarah adams > web developer & programmer > http://sarah.designshift.com > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !