With online videos, you can never watch – or share – just one. But creating a playlist that allows you to share those videos – especially if they live on a number of different services – can be more difficult than it should be. Usually, you’re stuck with a series of links or a page full of embedded videos. Next time you have multiple videos to embed, try Embedr, a service that takes all of your video content and makes it accessible from a single embedded player.
Embedr is incredibly easy to use. Simply create a playlist and start adding the URLs of the videos you’d like to include. Don’t worry about the order. Once you’ve added all of the videos, you can reorganize them. During playback, videos automatically transition from one to the next. Or viewers can thumb through the screens below the main window to jump directly to the video of their choice.
Embedr is all about speed. To test the service, we created the following player in about 30 seconds – and we were able to do so without even registering.
Or maybe you’re more interested in a player that automatically updates with the latest content? Embedr will handle that too. The service features a “smart playlist” that will dynamically add new videos to your playlist based on keywords, categories, or YouTube user name.
Embedr currently supports Atom Films, Blip.TV, College Humor, Dailymotion, Metacafe, MySpace Video, Veoh, Vimeo, and of course YouTube. It will handle up to 100 manually added videos or 50 videos per smart playlist.
The Embedr service reminds us of a simplified version of SplashCast, a similar product we’ve reviewed in the past. SplashCast is still debating whether or not to continue the support of its user-generated content product. If they choose to discontinue their user-generated service, Embedr may be a viable option for those users.
To begin creating playlists and embedding them, visit Embedr.