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Steve Herrmann Steve Herrmann | 11:27 UK time, Thursday, 12 March 2009

Having launched embedded audio and video last year, we're now introducing a feature which will allow the content to be embedded on third-party sites.

The initial phase is starting with some Technology stories - you can see examples at MoD under fire over helicopters, Three Baftas for Call of Duty 4 and the piece below, Internet football piracy alert.

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We hope that this will be useful for those of you with blogs or other websites who wish to include our content. My colleague John O'Donovan has written a post about some of the issues and how the feature works at the BBC Internet Blog.

Steve Herrmann is editor of the BBC News website.


  • Comment number 1.

    Lovely idea; thanks for finally getting round to it. But the sooner it gets rolled out across the board the better!

  • Comment number 2.

    I was wondering why the BBC chose to make their media player unable to buffer content when the pause button is pressed. On every other video site, you press pause and the video continues to load, not so the BBC's version.

    I live in a very rural area where sometimes my connection is very slow. On other sites I can start a video, press pause and come back later to watch something that has loaded while I browse. Press pause on the BBC player and everything stops.

    Is their a technical reason why this is designed like this, or just a poor design choice. Unfortunately we don't all have super fast speeds, and the player at the moment is a real pain to use.

  • Comment number 3.

    Danger of redundancy in the comments here.
    There's a lot more detail in John O'Donovan's post and its comments. Follow the link in the article above.

  • Comment number 4.

    Great feature Steve - thanks very much! We make frequent reference to BBC news content on our Wonkie political cartoon blog and this will certainly a useful addition for our subscribers. Hope you will be rolling the feature out for your political and economic news stories soon too.

  • Comment number 5.

    Re football piracy... people like Sky and indeed the footballers themselves got greedy for money. It's good to starve these greedy people.

    CD's were over-priced for years compared to the US prices, so where there's a need there's a way! If people are too greedy they will eventually get it in the neck in regard to their financial success.

    This is because inviduals eventually just get fed up of paying above the odds. Once people start getting things for free, the industry can't get them back even once they start lowering prices, as by then it's too late. If that isn't karma I don't know what is. It serves the greedy companies and individual right! hah!


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