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Many of you have probably noticed that you can embed video into your Training Journal at Sweat365.com. But you might have tried it, using the traditional “embed” codes found at most video services only to discover it doesn’t quite work the way you expected. Well, since we recently added support for a couple new video services, we thought it would make sense to explain how to embed a video into your Sweat365.com journal.
Embed code garbledygook
Have you ever clicked on one of those embed links and seen a bunch of crazy looking garbledygook? What is that stuff? Well, it’s complicated HTML code that embeds flash or some other browser plugin to actually display the video. It usually looks something like this:
<object width="400" height="300"> <param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3488957&server=vimeo.com& show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0& color=&fullscreen=1" /> <embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3488957&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1& show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"> </embed> </object>
Unfortunately we can’t let you just embed that as is into your journal pages because it could pose a security risk to other members of the community. Sure, we know you don’t want to cause trouble, but some web site out there could claim to have embeddable video, but actually be installing a virus or worm on your computer and visitors to your blogs computer.
Have no fear!
Don’t worry, we’ve got a plan to stop these would be hackers. Namely, we audit and verify that these video services are legit. And after we’ve done so, then we add some simple code to make it really easy for you to embed the video. No need for the garbledygook… just tell us the original URL for the video. Here’s how it works.
Vimeo - New!
Let’s say you wanted to embed a video from Vimeo. Well, every video on vimeo.com has it’s own page. For example, this video of my daughters kid’s marathon can be found here: http://vimeo.com/3488957. In order to embed this video on your page, you simply tell us the url, and surround it by: [vimeo] and [/vimeo]. Like this:
And the result is this:
So instead of having to worry about all that HTML code, we make it easier by letting you simply embed the “share” link into your blog post. This works the same for youtube, google video, iFilm, vodpod, metacafe, revver, brightcove, and bliptv. Here are some more examples:
Viddler - New!
Viddler is a little different than the rest of these. Viddler actually has a button on the embed link that allows you to get a “Wordpress.com” code. We use a compatible system for embedding as wordpress.com, and so you can use that code with Sweat365.com. It will look something like this:
Join the Salt Lake City Marathon and Half Marathon this April 18th. Run in the cool crisp running weather; surrounded by snow capped peaks. Its a cool run with great scenery, so check it out at saltlakecitymarathon.com
Need help training for your marathon? Sweat365 offers online training programs and training schedules for marathons and half marathons. We also offer a community of supportive members dedicated to fitness. Get started today.
Join the Chicago Spring Half Marathon this May 17th. Run a scenic course along Lake Michigan and the Chicago River ending in a post race picnic. It the perfect opportunity to start your spring on the right foot. For more information check out chicagospringhalf.com
Need help training? Sweat365 offers Half Marathon Training Plans and Training Schedules. We also offer a free online community dedicated to fitness. Get your Training Plan today.
What can running teach us? According to Amby Burfoot, the author of The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life, running can teach us that starting lines, although often the most frightening places in our lives, can also be the most exciting and rewarding. Whether it be a marathon or a first day at a new job, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Whatever you’re imagining won’t turn out nearly so bad.
If your interested in taking the first step, Sweat365 offers Half Marathon and Marathon Training Plans and Training Schedules, as well as a free online fitness community to help support you and show you that you aren’t alone on that starting line. Take the first step today.
The Kirkland Half Marathon is coming up on May 10th, this Spring. The race is to help prevent heart disease, and raise heart disease awareness. If you want to register or find out more about it check out this link Kirkland Half Marathon.
If your interested in training for a half marathon, and need help, Sweat365 offers half marathon training plans and training schedules. We also offer a supportive online fitness community for free. Get started today.
Why do people run? The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life says that running helps you think. Running is an undifferentiated activity, which means you don’t really need the same type of skill to run that you need to think about in other activities like golf or swimming. While your running your pumping lots of blood all throughout your body, so the brain is getting all this oxygen and doesn’t have any hard work to do. No wonder while your running a half marathon you can think so clearly. Running is a great way to exercize and clear your head.
Want to get started? Sweat365 offers training plans and online training schedules for half marathons, marathons, 5ks, and 10ks. We also offer a free online community full of supportive people to help you every step of the way. Want to train for your first half marathon? Get started today.
The Mercer Island Rotary Half Marathon is coming up in March to help spread colon cancer awareness. If you’ve been thinking about getting in shape or, running or walking a half marathon; here is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself, and have fun running a half marathon for a good cause. If you want to find out more about it check out mercerislandhalf.com
If you need help getting ready for the Mercer Island Half Marathon, Sweat365 offers a free online community of supportive members to help you lose weight, build muscle, train for a half marathon, or whatever you need. We also offer training plans and online training schedules to make sure you have everything you need to train for a half marathon. Get your customized training plan today.
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We all know the benefits of regular physical activity. We all want to live longer healthier lives right? Well, thanks to Brooks Sports, regular exercise can also win your free prizes of Brooks shoes and Sportswear! Absolutely free! And all you have to do is Join the Brooks Run Happy Group, keep up your regular exercise routine, and log your workouts in your Sweat365 Journal. Read the rest of this entry »
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Sweat365 is very excited to announce a new partnership with Brooks® Sports.
Brooks is a leading running company that designs and markets a line of high-performance running shoes, apparel and accessories. Entirely focused on the run, Brooks is dedicated to inspiring people to run and be active. Sweat365 is dedicated to supporting your everyday fitness, no matter what your level and no matter what your goals. At Sweat365, we are honored to work with a partner like Brooks that shares a common vision of inspiring people to reach their fitness goals.
Sweat365 will be powering the social media platform for Brooks. In addition to providing Brooks with a fully hosted state of the art social media publishing platform and access to a growing community of everyday athletes, over the next several months we will work closely with Brooks to deliver several exciting new programs for them to engage with their customers using the Sweat365 platform. Stay tuned for more.
In the mean time, please check out the new Brooks Blog at http://talk.brooksrunning.com.