YouTube provides a single Share button to broadcast you on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, as well as embed videos to websites and blog. Facebook allows you to do the same thing, but more difficult. There are differences between sharing Facebook videos and embedding Facebook videos. This article will show you share and embed Facebook videos. Also see how to make a Facebook video with photos and music.
Embedding Facebook Videos to Website or Post
While you are watching your own Facebook, you will notice the 'Embed this video' button under the video player. Click this button to get your Facebook video embed code. It's something like below:
<object width="320" height="240" ><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.facebook.com/v/1107074953447" /><embed src="http://www.facebook.com/v/1107074953447" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="320" height="240"></embed></object>
You will find out that it's similar to YouTube video embed code. Yes, you are right, both Facebook video and YouTube could be played by Adobe Flash Player plugin for all mainstream web browsers. And this is almost the only way to play Facebook videos. Just paste this HTML embed code to a post, and Facebook video will show up when the post have been published.
However, there is not any 'Embed this video' button if you are watching others' Facebook video. You need to 'generate' the Facebook embed code manually. It's simple.
Just change the code you copied from the address bar of your browser:
and then, replace the red code with this Facebook video URL in the above embed code.
Inspired by the new embed code of YouTube video - using iframe tag to embed Facebook video, today, I will show you how to embed Facebook video to a post in a new way.
The iframe code for YouTube looks like this:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Kn_AIiV6Cp0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
So your Facebook iframe embed code will be something like this:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.facebook.com/v/1107074953447" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
You may need to adjust the width and height parameter to get a perfect size of Facebook video player.
Sharing Videos with Friends on Facebook
The feature of Facebook video sharing gives you a instant way to upload and share a video on your own wall, on your friend's wall, in a group, on your page and in a private message. Simply click the Share button under the Facebook video to get started. In the pop up windows, select the place you want your Facebook video to display, write something, and click 'Share video' button.
Bravo! You got your Facebook shared. Now make a Facebook video and share with friends.
Note: Seek permission from the Facebook video owner to share or embed Facebook videos, which may be copyrighted, private, and may NOT be permitted for embedding on your post.