Should embedding tons of videos into only one blog post slow down site load times?

by ckbank
2 replies
So, basically I'm wondering if a video is embedded into a post does it contribute to load time? Isn't the original video hosted on YouTube or some other place?
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  • Profile picture of the author sf_Imtiaz
    It does slow down the page load, because a flv video loads the flash plugin to get the content metadata (size, aspect ratio etc) and also because it renders the frame you see as a thumbnail.
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  • Profile picture of the author untappedrep
    Embed the content with HTML5 and JavaScript or Flash, but not an iframe

    Video is great for SEO but Unfortunately, Google are not very good at crawling iframes at the moment; so if you want videos to be indexed, you need to make sure you’re embedding content in an HTML5 player with Flash fallback. This way it would only load flash if needed.
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