Embedding Videos in WordPress: What Are The Alternatives to YouTube?

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Monday’s WordPress Question

Alternatives to YouTube for embedding videos in WordPressDo you know a thing or two about embedding videos in WordPress? If so, take heed, because a member of the WPMU community is in need of some good ole’ fashioned WordPress wisdom.

A blog reader by the name of James has sent us the following correspondence:

I create screencasts using Quicktime, and then share to Youtube directly from the application.

What I’d like to be able to do instead, is embed my videos in a WordPress site, so I have a way to broadcast my stuff without relying on YouTube. I want to host the videos on my own server (I’m using Dreamhost).

Any ideas, plugins, or experience to share?

Many thanks,
James

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