How do I add video to my website?

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How do I add video to my website?

Post by Pablo » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:45 am

YouTube
Probably the easiest way to add videos to your website that will work in all browsers is by using YouTube.
1) Upload your video to YouTube
2) Use the YouTube object (in 'Media' section of the toolbox) to embed the video in the page.
3) Make sure 'Support both Flash and HTML5' is enabled, so it will play on all devices.
Note that if the video does not play then you have probably used the wrong URL format. See the help.

Vimeo
As alternative to YouTube you can also consider using Vimeo.

HTML5 Video
To add HTML5 video to your website you can use the 'HTML5 video' object which is available in the 'Media' section of the toolbox.
Unfortunately there is no single video format that works with all browsers. Different browsers do support different formats.
So you will have to create multiple formats depending on which browsers you want to support.
For more details see this website:
http://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_video.asp

Note that video files can be pretty large, so it's recommended to upload the videos to your website manually. This can be done with either the built-in FTP manager or a separate file transfer tool.
Instead of using a local link you then have to specify an absolute link to the video. For example: http://www.yourwebsite.com/video.mp4

Flash Video Player
The HTML5 video player will look different in different browsers. If you want a more generic look then you can use the Flash Video Player.
This player will use Flash on platforms that support it and HTML5/CSS on other platforms. Unlike the HTML5 video player you can control the appearance of the Flash Video Player.

WYSIWYG Web Builder also supports other formats like QuickTime and RealPlayer but these formats are becoming less popular. It is not recommended to use these any longer.

Third party video player extensions
For other video player extensions check out the extension index:
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