Re: oEmbed & BP-Links – perhaps not competitors?
oEmbed for BP does one thing very simple – it utilizes WordPress’ own oEmbed class — type in a plain-text oEmbeddable URL and voila! — there are no plans to do anything special in the future (like categorization, etc).
I wholeheartedly endorse MrMaz’s BP Links plugin; I have stated this in other posts and I”ll say it again – BP-Links will be the definitive rich embedding plugin for BP.
We have briefly talked privately about manipulating the activity stream for embedding content (btw MrMaz, let me know if you need a sounding board for the next version of BP-Links!).
He has some neat things planned including plugging into the “What’s New” box, which will solve the “quick and easy embedding” issue Mike has talked about above.
At the end of the day, the cool thing is you have choices!
it all depends on your BP network’s needs.