What is the proper way to embed a (public) facebook video with the oembed field module?

I tried including a video with a link like https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=55555555555 but when I tested the link I got an error message (log didn't reveal details).

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=55555555555 is not valid oEmbed URL. Please check the error log for messages.

It also doesn't show up in the content type field.

The default schemes didn't do the trick:


So I've added this https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=* in the media - oembed settings for facebook.

still, it didnt work.

Any ideas on what URL I have to provide for this to work?


I've posted an answer that worked for me.

Ideally, it should work without an embed.ly API key.


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turned out i needed an API key for embedly service from http://embed.ly/. here is a good guide on oembed http://mustardseedmedia.com/podcast/episode54

strange. some images showed up even without an API key.


This has changed since this question was asked and answered. FB now fully supports integration with oEmbed and there is an easier way to include both videos and posts in a website.

You can check the documentation for doing so in their official page here.

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