This is really awesome. We used to do all sorts of hacking and scripting to add at least rich text(leave alone images and videos) in orkut. At last i was the first one to script the rich text embed before orkut fixed that. Then one genius found a loop hole to include images ...Long live "martin"...
Hacks came and went... May be orkut is fed up with people cracking in for more and more features... so Google team has included all those features in orkut now...all those cool ideas we implemented with much sweat is now easily done with few clicks....
Content from orkut help:
Now, you can paste in photos, videos, audio, and flash widgets in scraps to your friends. Here's how:
Add images :Copy and paste URLs ending in .jpg, .gif, .png or .bmp and the image will appear in the scrap.for example, http://example.com/example.jpg
Add videos from YouTube and Google Video :Copy and paste the URL and the video will appear in the scrap.for example, http://youtube.com/watch?v=videoid
Add podcast/audio :Copy and paste the URL of an audio file and an audio player will appear in the scrap.for example, http://example.com/example.mp3
Add html-embeddable objects Create or upload your content at sites such as photobucket.com, imageshack.com, rockyou.com or slide.com.
Copy and paste the html embed code to share it with your friends.
PS: now what new script should i implement? come on python...give me ideas....