Are we allowed to embed videos in questions/answers.
For eg, I posted a question about identifying an accent. It would certainly help the person answering if he could see the video even if he/she hasn't seen the movie.
After reviewing your content and the moderation efforts to keep photos and such from causing problems with your content, we decided to activate video embedding on this site.
I'm not anticipating any problems, but please keep the concerns (listed below) in mind. Video should be used for clarification or supplemental information; that is, the text of the post should still be valid and useful, even if the video were omitted. Make sure you have permission to link and embed the content you are including, and please do not include videos needlessly or gratuitously just because you can.
Good job! and enjoy!
We have experimented with embedded video on a few sites, but I would like to see a clear history of needing audio/video before enabling it.
A few issues to consider:
- The lifeblood of this site is search, and video is not searchable. I'd hate to see a potentially well-worded question that describes the problem reduced to a video link asking "What does does this scene mean?" That will contribute absolutely nothing to the future of this site. It's a black box to the rest of the Internet.
- To ask questions containing video, you need a source for the content. There's not a lot of legally-available, open, and public sources of movies on the web. If a clip outlining your question just happens to be available on YouTube, you can link to YouTube.