Now you have me thinking about whether or not to include a text description option and how to lay that out, it makes sense to have just one view-port for a collection of videos, but a description of each in addition to a link would be good (but possibly
The interview format is easy enough and for that you might be best using the extensions by JM Alarcon for both YouTube and Vimeo videos, based on Al Bsharah's extensions but supporting playback on mobile devices (really quite important now since everything
has gone mobile).
These extensions use new embed code via an iFrame that detects device support and serves up flash or HTML 5 video ( iPads, iPhones etc. ). If you use this I would recommend that you add the parameter ?wmode=transparent to the code, this prevents the videos
from obscuring other content such as drop down menus and such like, more info here ( http://www.jasoft.org/Blog/post/YouTube-and-Vimeo-advanced-viewer-extensions-for-BlogEngineNET.aspx#id_feb76366-d9e7-4866-90d4-626afd955b38.)
The only drawback with the new embed code is that Google/YouTube are still experimenting with the API, so for now there's a limit on what you can do other than inserting the video and clicking play (otherwise you could retrieve all manner of additional info
and that's restricting what I'm trying to do with the gallery as well).
So for now as regards the interview format, your kind of stuck with inserting the video placeholder and manually typing the description (which may well be what you want) and style accordingly with CSS.
I made myself a tinyMCE editor button for JM's extensions that handles the placeholder insertion and can post this, I'll write up some instructions for the viewer/link list and for adding the buttons.
There is a tremendous amount of layout flexibility using placeholders, but it does involve knowing some HTML, CSS and dealing with the peculiarities of the tinyMCE editor.
For a hands free approach, you could decide on a specific format and have the extension do all the work, but then you lose the flexibility.
An official media gallery would be nice, maybe when the BE guys have done their days work, attend to family responsibilities, get through answering forum questions, finish writing the next version of BE, swim the Atlantic for charity etc :)
In the meantime I'll give the extension some more thought and see what happens with the Google/YouTube API.