I try to keep up with this stuff, I really do, but sometimes a desperate plea from a colleague, leads me to discover resources as yet unseen. The latest is a site created at the University of California, San Francisco in their Center for Instructional Technology, for embedding media into a web page. A couple of serendipitous clicks lead me to the Embedded Media HTML Generator. Start with a specific file format like Windows Media, Real, Quicktime, or Flash, or even generic file formats like MP3, then run through the three step process and viola! You get the HTML code to paste into your web page. Fast and easy, and it keeps folks thinking that we are the technology geniuses.
Psst. Thanks to WordPress and the PodPress plugin, this stuff is built into my blog!!!