Embedding NFB video on your WordPress Blog

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I’ve come across a lot of bloggers who are writing about our new online Screening Room but are unable to embed NFB films on their sites.

Instead of using a thumbnail image and a link, you can embed the films directly on your blog using the Vodpod Firefox Extension for WordPress. It’s free, easy to use and requires absolutely no technical skill to install – simply drag and drop the button from the Vodpod Web site onto your Firefox toolbar.

I haven’t figured out how to embed video in a post that’s already written but you can start a new post with the embedded video and then write around it. If anyone figures out another way to do it, please let me know.

And if anyone knows of any plug-ins for other blogging platforms, please share your knowledge via the comment box.

In the meanwhile, watch the (embedded) trailer for Professor Norman Cornett: “Since when do we divorce the right answer from the honest answer?” This is Alanis Obomsawin’s (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) latest film about McGill University’s controversial decision to fire a religious studies teacher who didn’t play by the rules. The film, along with 7 other titles, will be heading to Hot Docs next month.