I’ve been perplexed by an issue with my blog. Every time that I’ve embedded a clip from YouTube, Vimeo, ESPN, or another similar site it hasn’t shown up in my RSS feed. If you read my blog by going to my domain in a web browser this is not a big deal because you’ll see the video with no problems (most of the time). If you’re like me, however, and you prefer to read blogs with a service like Google Reader or Bloglines (or if you read my “notes” on Facebook, which is just an RSS feed of my blog in reality) it is a big deal because the clips don’t show up. The videos can show up in RSS feeds, I’ve seen it on other blogs in my Google Reader, they just don’t using the default embed coded that YouTube spits out.
I’m not the only person who has had this problem, though, so it’s not just me and my lack of technical know-how. Bernie Zimmerman wrote about this on his blog:
However, when YouTube videos (or other videos from services like Viddler, Vimeo, etc.) are embedded in this way, they are ignored by Google Reader and simply do not show up in the Google Reader interface.
I found a WordPress (the software that runs my blog) plugin that MIGHT fix this problem called VideoWarrior. Below is my first attempt at posting a YouTube video using it. If it shows up for you in an RSS reader/Facebook let me know and we’ll rejoice together. If not, I’ll keep searching for an answer.
[UPDATE: It didn’t work.]
Here it is: