Testing Crackle Embed movie: Ultraviolet

Well, looks like the embed code does work in a posting, but it gets drastically re-written by WordPress.

At any rate, I like this movie, “Ultraviolet”, even if they did play The Same Commercial, twice in a row, every 20 minutes or so… While I’d rather they played a different commercial, I did eventually memorize the whole thing ;-)

So looks like I can make postings that have embedded whole movies. Neat.

While it starts with a Japanese Anime look, it stars Milla Jovovich.


Milla Jovovich (play /ˈjoʊvəvɪtʃ/ YOH-və-vich; born Milica Jovović,[1] Serbian Cyrillic: Милица Јововић, Russian: Милица Йовович; December 17, 1975)[2] is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. Over her career, she has appeared in a number of science fiction and action-themed films, for which music channel VH1 has referred to her as the “reigning queen of kick-butt”.

Milla Jovovich began modeling when Gene Lemuel convinced Herb Ritts to shoot her for the cover of Lei magazine.[3] Richard Avedon featured her in Revlon’s “Most Unforgettable Women in the World” advertisements, and she continued her career with other campaigns for L’Oréal cosmetics, Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, and Versace. In 1988, she had her first professional acting role in the television film The Night Train to Kathmandu, and later that year, she appeared in her first feature film, Two Moon Junction. Following more small television appearances such as the “Fair Exchange” (1989) and a 1989 role as a French girl (she was 13 at the time) on a Married… with Children[4] episode and film roles, she gained notoriety with the romance film Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991). In 1992, she also appeared in “Kuffs” as Christian Slater’s love interest. She appeared in 1993’s Dazed and Confused, before a short hiatus. Jovovich then acted alongside Bruce Willis in the science fiction film The Fifth Element (1997), and later played the title role in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999). In 2002, she starred in the video game adaptation Resident Evil, which spawned four sequels: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) and Resident Evil: Retribution (2012).[5]

While it says she’s an American Actress, she was born in the Ukraine to a Serbian father and Russian mother. Interesting bit of history in all that, I’m sure.

Oh, and in the lower right corner (once the movie is running) is a ‘fill the screen’ icon to make it bigger.

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12 Responses to Testing Crackle Embed movie: Ultraviolet

  1. Sandy McClintock says:

    Big Brother has decreed that I shall not watch this movie ;)
    “Sorry this movie is not available”
    Perhaps it is the same for other people outside the USA?

  2. Keith AB says:

    Same here.

  3. Pascvaks says:

    You know, it’s the same no matter where you are. The older you get the less you get, then one day you get absolutely nothing at all. For me that was about 16 years ago.


    Oh! The movie.. nahhh, can’t see a thing. One day I’ll get one of those new gizmo computers. If I live that long.

  4. LG says:

    If that embedded test is meant to play, it’s not playing neither Firefox not Chrome ( Win platform)
    Just FYI

  5. adolfogiurfa says:

    Surprinsingly I saw it with spanish text.

  6. E.M.Smith says:


    It takes a ‘double tap’ on the triangle to launch it. I thought of mentioning it, but figured it was just me… I’m using Firefox, BTW. So click on the triangle, then pause, then click again.


    Geolocation of you and adapting? Must be the All Seeing Eye ;-)

    @EU Sufferers:

    I suggest investigating relay sites… (Or maybe I will… except I don’t need them…)

  7. E.M.Smith says:

    This site claims to have a searchable database of US Proxy Servers:


    While this one claims to be free:


    As I’ve never needed one, I have no idea of these are good, safe, or work at all. I suggest some “Web-Foo” and searches in the names / reputations before jumping on one of them.

    If worried about other “issues”, load up a Virtual Box and install a transitory OS; or use The Onion Browser to anon your ‘looking’ and access.



    While the TOR browser alone might let you have freedom; since the IP on which your traffic reenters public space is quasi-random, you can end up “originating” anywhere in the world that has someone running an exit port server…

    If you need to go beyond VirtualBox, a volatile OS image, TOR browsing, and a proxy server; well, I suggest avoiding TLAs… (Three Letter Agencies).

  8. E.M.Smith says:


    In Opera, the first time I loaded the page, it didn’t work. Just presented a blank square. Then I went to crackle to see if the browser needed a plugin (or whatever). It worked, so not a browser limit… back at the page, I reloaded this page. The video not only worked, it self launched so that it started running even without clicking on anything. Hmmm….

    Internet Explorer worked too, but only after a ‘triple click’. One to get the active area loaded in some way, then one to activate it and get the triangle, then a click on that to make it go…. Odd…

  9. adolfogiurfa says:

    @E.M.: Found out that there is a crackle site here too and that´s the reason it identified my country immediately. But, how did you get the embedding code?

  10. Andrew Newberg says:

    I clicked, it played.

    Is this some new strategy to increase the length of your page views E.M.? ;-)

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    @Andrew Newberg:

    Nope, just like the movie ;-)

    (Yes, I saw the smiley; but a comment: It’s an interesting idea… don’t know if anyone actually looks at ‘page view time’. There’s a “next click” metric of some sort, but if you click on the movie, I think that scores you as having left the site… Not sure how to get a ‘time looking at non-reloading pages’ metric…)


    Upper right corner of the movie, when you move the cursor around so it shows the controls. One choice is to send a link to friends as email, next to it is an ’embed’ choice. Two options: Copy the URL or get the embed code (which wordpress rewrites anyway…)

    So what is displayed on crackle is a very long block of text, several lines. That gets re-written by wordpress when you “save” the page as:

  12. BobN says:

    I watched on Firefox, no problem.

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