Get the url for a Vimeo page and paste it in on its own line:
You need to go to the tedtalk page and get the link and paste it in.
When I posted that it produced a link to a page on text explaining some technical difficulties. Since then it has started working.
Just paste in a youtube url and the player is embedded.
You can also paste in the embed code from YouTube and it will be converted to a shortcake, this is handy if you want to customise the video size or other options. For example avoid showing released videos.
Alternatively you can add ?rel=0 after the url before pasting it in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2wrYBPLsxg?rel=0
Which will hide related videos.
Pasting the url to a blip.tv page will embed the video.
NB Blip.tv may be blocked on your network. Blip has adverts.