Auto-embed videos in Facebook wall

Tag: facebook , video , embed , facebook-wall Author: toryyuan Date: 2011-02-26

When you share a YouTube link on FB it automatically embeds the YT player into your wall.

At first I thought it is an FB effort, but then I noticed this happens with many videos websites (that FB probably never heard of), even from smaller countries.

So my question is, what guidelines must I follow for my video website, in order for FB to detect my player and automatically embed it in ones wall after sharing a link to that video?

Keep in mind I'm not talking about using the API. I'm talking about a user sharing a link to the page that contains that video.

Best Answer

See the Attaching Audio and Video Data section of Facebook's OpenGraph Protocol, for example:

<html xmlns:og="http://ogp.me/ns#"> 
    <head>
        ...
        [REQUIRED TAGS]
        <meta property="og:video" content="http://example.com/awesome.flv" />
        <meta property="og:video:height" content="640" />
        <meta property="og:video:width" content="385" />
        <meta property="og:video:type" content="application/x-shockwave-flash" />
        ...
    </head>