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Inserting Videos/Movies

You can play/insert videos or movies on you page by either . .

(a) Stream/play the video direct from your site [the best option]

If you want movie clip(s) to play on your page, before you edit the page, you need to upload the video media files** to the web server by using the left hand Admin index "Upload files/images" link.

To . .

** Video Media Files

To enable the video to play on all different browsers and devices (laytops, mobile phones, tablets etc) three different formats - .MP4, .OGV and .WEBM

So for each required video, 3 versions need to be uploaded, eg


. . the system then works out what browser/platform is being used and then streams the correct format.

There are a couple of free utilities that will take your existing movie and prepare/convert the set of files you need.

(b) Embedding an iFrame with code supplied from video sites such as YouTube or Vimo.

These sites will provide you with the correct code, which will typically look a bit like this . .

iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/????????" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" /iframe

You will need to edit you page in HTML view so that you can paste this code in where desired.

The disadvantage of streaming from external sites such as YouTube or Vimo is that advertisements, that you have no conrol over, will play at the begining or end, and sometime in the middle of your video.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.