I see that you had a bash at embedding an external flash object.
Currently we don't support the embedding of third party media - licensing issues etc.
However if you have a video in .swf format (not flv) it is possible to embed this in WikiEducator.
If you send me a video in .swf format (sorry we don't handle flv yet) I can help you embed this.
It is wee hours of Saturday here, and I just now saw your note. The video is a little self-portrait of me. Now that I know what the problem is, I can change the format and send it to you? or should I try to upload it directly. If it is too much of a problem, it is not a big deal. I had used it in a couple of other places and like it as an introduction piece. (You can see it here . Small video in left hand column).
Thanks for noticing, elderbob
If you have the video in .swf format you could try uploading it yourself. Be warned - the syntax is anything from being user friendly and requires the separate upload of media files which we haven't covered yet in the tutorials.
There are examples here:
The good news is that I'm going to commission some development work to simplify the syntax for uploading video.
Feel free to send me the swf and I'd be more than happy to upload this for you on your user page.