Changing the skin to a more simplified one and a button to send a link to a friend by email may be a good fit for you. I’d stay away from the auto-play that starts the video automatically and the video loop that keeps the video running. Both are annoying to users of blogs.
With professionals increasingly adding video to some of their blog posts, Google Video Player is an excellent way to go.
Source of post: Philipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped