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I am sorry if this is stupid. I can't seem to figure out what special things it does. If I embed a youtube video(embed/iframe) it works for both standard and video format. Surely, I am missing something...

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it will add a class on post_class() so you can use different formatting via css. –  Sisir Oct 26 '11 at 11:38

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Couple of things to point out actually:

  1. It will add a class on post_class() so you can use different formatting via css.
  2. In the case of Post Formats, the taxonomy is post_format and the terms are post-format-{format}. i.e. taxonomy-post_format-post-format-link.php http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy
  3. In single.php file you can use conditionals to have complete different html for each post format.
  4. Hopefully there are more but can remember right now ;)
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Note: it doesn't have to be only within single.php. Post format-specific output can be used in any Loop. –  Chip Bennett Oct 26 '11 at 12:28
    
@ChipBennett: yes, Thanks for the information :) –  Sisir Oct 26 '11 at 18:12

Another nice feature of Post Formats is that they are a taxonomy, which means that you get all the advantages of a taxonomy, and can make many uses of the taxonomy:

  • Video post-format archive index page
  • Video post-format RSS feed link
  • Video post-format breadcrumb navigation
  • etc.

And +1 to what everyone else has said, though I much prefer the elegance of this approach, to implementing post format-specific markup using conditionals:

get_template_part( 'content', 'get_post_format()' );

...which will locate, e.g. content-video.php for posts with the "video" post format, and will fall back to content.php for posts without a post format.

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It just gives you a different way to categorize and style certain posts. In your case Videos (Without a separate template file).

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