when using "insert video" from the post-editor - i'm only getting a normal hyperlink to the video - is it possible to display a flash-videoplayer instead? is there a default videoplayer in wordpress or will i need a plugin? in that case - which plugin is recommended?


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Indeed, the "Insert video" action does not do much beyond creating a link. WordPress does not contain a generic player that can play any video hosted anywhere on the internet, but it does support something better: embedding via oEmbed. This means you can put the URL of the video page in your content, and it will replace it with the proper embed code - if the video site supports oEmbed (most popular sites do), and if WordPress is configured to allow embed from this site (but you can enable oEmbed autodiscovery or use a plugin like Embedly to add more sites).

The support in the editor could be better, but this is probably the most future-proof way to embed videos in your posts.

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