Regarding my comments about "terrible UI" in
I'm upgrading an existing D6/emfield site to D7/something. The media module UI as it stands is far too complex to use for this. All my users need is a field into which they can paste a YouTube URL and have that validated - they know how to do this.
I'd really prefer not to use a modal dialog for this. It's a bit unexpected, operates unlike any other similar field, and just confuses some users, and you can't tab to the URL field, which will really annoy others.
So the overriding question deciding whether or not I will use Media module is: can I provide a simple text field input for a remote video URL, without the modal overlay?