On the right is a private streaming video module positioned in the right hand sidebar position of our template.
Below you find a module embedded in the article with an external playlist for YouTube videos:
NOTE: Youtube videos don't play when flash is disabled.
As you can see, it is perfectly possible to have a video or audio in the article itself while displaying another video via a module. You can place them in any position, depending on your template.
Placing a module in articles is generally not needed because you can use the S3Media Stream wizard in article to directly embed shortcode in the article, but it is a possibility.
Advantage of modules
You can place them anywhere on your site.
If you work with certain content management extensions, it is not always possible to execute shortcode to display videos.
With modules, you can circumvent this problem.
Modules can also be linked to menu items, thus controlling on which pages they show up.
Disadvantage of modules
Modules are not suited for a large amount of videos and audios because every video needs its own module. Wading through hundreds of modules is inefficient.
Another disadvantage is that when you uninstall S3Media Stream, the modules are lost, while shortcodes in articles remain available.
Therefore, use modules sparingly.