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April 09, 2006

Testing Something

Just checking to see if I can embed video. This entry may or may not disappear almost immediately after it gets posted.

Seems to work!

Posted by john at April 9, 2006 10:52 PM

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Jim Winter | April 10, 2006 12:02 AM

Doesn't come on Bloglines.

And was the audio from CLERKS?

Dean | April 10, 2006 12:24 AM

Works fine here. Funny, too.

For the record, I wouldn't do it with a bunch of guys for a flying car.

Pavel | April 10, 2006 01:18 AM

I'm hella impressed by the lip synch.

Brian Greenberg | April 10, 2006 01:32 AM

Works for me too, alhtough the performance isn't great (could be my wireless connection).

Check out Google Video - they have a code snippet that lets you embed their stuff. Here's my experiment (complete with some light squirrel torture for your viewing pleasure...)

joshua corning | April 10, 2006 01:56 AM

firefox on mac OS X...video worked fine.

I think I would have to have some sort of garantee that the I would be the only one with the flying car and that the government would let me fly it like I wanted.

But this is stupid why not just buy a sea plane.

Soni | April 10, 2006 02:04 AM

Just how much time did you spend in Masschusetts, anyway? Long enough to get a limp and a flying car? ;-P

Jon | April 10, 2006 02:57 AM

The two guys in the audio are the actors who played Randal & Dante in CLERKS, but the audio is not from the movie. It was a short video that aired on The Tonight Show, if I remember right.

Patrick Vera | April 10, 2006 03:41 AM

Doesn't come on where I am reading at the moment. It is a Win98SE system using Mozilla 1.7.12. It could just be age of the system or the lack of a particular plugin.

There is just a blank white square where the video is supposed to appear.

andrew | April 10, 2006 04:06 AM

Blank white square for me too: Safari on OS X 10.3.

David Goldfarb | April 10, 2006 06:51 AM

Doesn't work for me, Safari on OS X 10.4.5.

G. Jules | April 10, 2006 07:10 AM

I'm getting the blank white sqauare too. Firefox 1.0.6 on Windows XP.

cisko | April 10, 2006 07:23 AM

Blank white player for me too, but I think YouTube may be offline at the moment.

John broke YouTube! For shame! :)

Josh | April 10, 2006 08:24 AM

Latest version of Tiger and Safari on a G5 iMac. Blank white box for me too. Try using an H.264 code, it looks better and is more compatible.

Kevin Q | April 10, 2006 08:31 AM

Okay, I won't post that I'm also getting the blank white square, since that phenomenon looks pretty well documented at this point.


John Scalzi | April 10, 2006 08:53 AM

You Tube appears to be down in general at the moment.

Denis M | April 10, 2006 10:59 AM

Seems to be back now. Is the video from Gravitation?

Denis M | April 10, 2006 11:07 AM

Answered my own question - it's Descendants of Darkness (mostly). Here's its page at animemusicvideos.org.

Anne KG Murphy | April 10, 2006 11:26 AM

I got a white aquare for a while... but eventually it loaded. Funny too.

I thought I knew you man...


On that note, I've just joined the comedy sketch team Monkey Rampant. So I should know from funny.

Shane | April 10, 2006 12:00 PM

Win98SE with Mozilla and DSL -- worked fine, no glitches.

Dave Munger | April 10, 2006 01:09 PM

I gave up when they got to the hacksaw part. I might be willing to do the clean surgical procedure to get my car, but that's where I draw the line!

Audrey Estock | April 10, 2006 02:07 PM

Very very funny. And it works perfectly fine over on my side (OS 10.4.5 using firefox), though by this point it's probably been established that it works.

"Is the video from Gravitation?"

No, it's from an anime called Yami no Matsuei.

Patrick Vera | April 10, 2006 03:32 PM

Works for me now.

broky | April 10, 2006 05:52 PM

The audio isn't from Clerks, per say. It's from a little short that Kevin Smith used for The Tonight Show with Leno with the same actors that played Randal and Dante.

Djscman | April 10, 2006 07:17 PM

I wonder if that clip was a scene from the upcoming Clerks sequel.

Randal: Schasm?

I would love, love, love the flying car, but I wouldn't trade my foot for it. Maaaybe I'd go under the anesthetic and whatever happens in the meantime happens, as long as I never find out.

So, John, now that you know you can embed video, what can we expect to see?

Shawn Struck | April 11, 2006 10:35 AM

I couldn't recognize most of the anime, except for bits and peices of Lain.

Firefox, Win XP Pro, runs fine.

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