This is why I hate using third party sites to post media like video playlists and slideshows on my blog. They disappear, and sometimes take the content with them. Case in point: two sites I’ve used to post image slideshows here.
The other, Slide, is shutting down in March 2012. So, I’ve either gotta move it or lose it, content-wise. But really, why bother? It’s just as likely that I’m going to move it to another platform that will vanish as well.
That’s why I lean towards using plugins, frankly.