Tag Archives: YouTube

Embed YouTube video in Question, Answer, or Post for a live blogging session


Enter a YouTube video url. There are 3 ways of inserting the YouTube video:
1) The url in the browser url box:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me6BgmeTH3k
2) The url given in the YouTube “share” option:
https://youtu.be/me6BgmeTH3k
3) The embed code given in the YouTube “embed” option:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/me6BgmeTH3k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The final result will be something like this, in the backend:

Embed a YouTube video in a live Q&A or liveblogging session with Dilmot.com

Embed a YouTube video in a live Q&A or liveblogging session with Dilmot.com

Add a YouTube video inside a live Q&A


We are releasing a new feature today for Dilmot.

You asked for it: Is it possible to embed a video in an iframe inside an answer or comment in Dilmot?

Yes, you can just copy the iframe code, for example, in YouTube, like this:

Pick up the embed code from YouTube video > Share > Embed option

Pick up the embed code from YouTube video > Share > Embed option

And paste it into the answer or comment in the panel of your Dilmot Q&A stream:

You can now embed a video inside an answer or comment within the Dilmot panel

You can now embed a video inside an answer or comment within the Dilmot panel

This example for YouTube would equally apply to other providers such as Ustream or Livestream.

Any further questions? Please have a look at the manual here: http://blog.dilmot.com/instructions-manual-for-the-administrator-moderator-of-a-dilmot-qa-stream/

Get in touch with us if you need further help

Embed a live Q&A session in a blog or website


There are many reasons why you would like to have a live conversation with your readers, and embed it in your existing website or blog. Today we would like to feature a live chat that is complementary to a Google Hangout. As you can see in the image below, Waiomizik is embedding the webchat right below his live streaming session done with Google Hangouts on air:

Embed a Q&A session in a website, to support a Google Hangout on air session

Embed a Q&A session in a website, to support a Google Hangout on air session

What is a Hangout on air?

A Hangout on air is a web application that belongs to Google. It is used to make a live video stream with a webcam. And this live video stream can take place between several persons. Because YouTube belongs to Google, then you can broadcast the Google Hangout on air inside of a YouTube embedded viewer.

What do you need to do something like this?

- A Google/YouTube account that will allow you to set-up the Google Hangout on Air
- A Dilmot account, that will allow you to set-up the live Q&A chat. See a tutorial here: How can I publish a live Q&A session on the Internet?

Both of these applications, Hangouts on air (YouTube) and Dilmot, allow embedding of their webapps inside of other webs, so this is all you have to do: embed the Hangout video and embed the Dilmot stream.

In the image above, you can see that there is a countdown to the start of the Hangout. When the Hangout will start, this box will show the live streaming video.

Below the Google Hangout box, there is the Dilmot stream of webchat, that will be updated automatically every time there is a new question and answer. This webchat will allow the broadcasters to receive questions that they would like to respond during the video streaming. So, Dilmot works as a complementary webapp to Hangout on air.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team, and we will make our best to help you organise a successful Hangout + Dilmot live event.

Create content for your Blog easily


You need not be a great writer or spend hours creating content on your blog. You can think creatively to use other means to create content that do not require a lot of effort

In this fantastic recent article by the magazine Entrepreneur http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233823, there are a lot of good ideas to create content.

We would like to add our experience on the matter, and give you some hints about the applications that you can use in order to create such content:

1. Create an image gallery

Using Instagram in conjunction with tint-up is one idea, but you can also create your own gallery as we discussed in this post.

2. Select a list of songs related to a theme

You can post something like this: http://mashable.com/2014/06/02/summer-songs-since-1962/, that contains all summer hits since 1962.

In Spotify there are a lot of curated lists of almost anything. And in YouTube you can also find funny lists such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWTQqIxxbSk songs about rain

3. Put quotes

I like for example to look at quotes about the universe, http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/universe.html

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

4. Make a list of links

Like this very same one, you mean? ;)

5. A collection of videos following one topic

Again, this is curating, like links or images… nothing new here. In Vimeo you can find lists of videos about interesting topics.Like this awesome collection of videos filmed with the GoPro on Vimeo

6. Audio interview

This is the classic journalists work. You can nowadays use your mobile phone as a pretty good sound recorder. And share your interview using Soundcloud. Here is a guide about how to use Soundcloud for journalists: http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/1209788-soundcloud-for-journalists

7. Podcast

A podcast is like recording a radio program, and making it available as a sound file on-line.

8. Video Interview and 9. Video Q&A

There are good tools out there to make a video session with questions and answers such as http://www.qstion.com

If you feel like video or audio is complex and requires edition, post-production and some tension during the execution, try first a simpler tool such as a webchat where you can publish the Q&A easily. Dilmot is a web publishing tool that will allow you to have your own site and share the interview with your readers so they can also participate sending questions, check it out at http://www.dilmot.com

10. Slide deck

A classic way of sharing your slides on-line with slideshare, but also Google Docs offers great tools for sharing.

Ok, this is the bulk of it. Hope you found it useful! let us know your comments and findings