Forgot to say too that I watched the video @Shape
put up and that is some amazing work you have done! I have bookmarked @glengarry23
's channel too for viewing.
Also, if anyone else is interested in sharing or embedding their videos on Google I did figure a few things out. It looks like you can only share collections or albums with a link directly from the Google Photos site, and they don't give you any embedding code for individual pictures at that site. But you can go to Google Drive and have it set to show your Google Photos pictures there also. From Google Drive you can set the sharing properties and get the sharing link for individual photos and videos. In the menu when you have the individual item open there is an option to get the embed code (it is the html embed code). I tried it and it does work, but you can't do html embeds here though. I tried the video id it generated with the bbcode for google videos here and it doesn't work. The url it loads using the bbcode here gives a 404 error, so it may be using a url google doesn't use anymore for playing videos? So it is probably simpler to just share the link for Google hosted videos here.
I know a ton of people use their Android phones as cameras, and have them set to automatically backup their pics and videos to their Google accounts online. For them, being able to share things directly from their Google accounts would probably be the simplest. It is too bad Google keeps changing things and making it difficult to keep up.
FYI you can still get embedding code with sizing and display options for photos by looking at them through their older Picasa Web Albums site. They aren't updating it anymore
, but it is better than the Google Photos site in many ways which is why they haven't taken it down. So you can view and work with your Google hosted photos on at least three of their online services each with its owns pros and cons. That is one reason I am surprised that when I go to You-tube I don't see the option to work with my already online Google hosted videos there....since they own You-tube too.
See what I mean about them making it difficult to keep up!
for taking this so far afield from your original post!