Player embed allows the presentation and playback of media from dedicated content sharing websites such as YouTube on the website’s pages. By embedding a link to the content, there’s no need to copy the large media file onto the presenting website’s dedicated server.
A person can simply copy the URL of the web page containing the media, and paste it or embed it; depending on the host sites toolset, thereby creating an active link to any media file stored someplace else, like on YouTube for example.
Formats that can be opened by a link include images, Flash, video, audio, presentations and other media. The user can view the media without leaving the home website, enabling the built-in player accompanying the hosted link.