Inserting video files into a post or page

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Directly above your post/page editor is your Add Media icon which you use to insert images, photo galleries, videos and audio files into your posts or pages.

You use the Add Media icon to add video files to posts or pages by either:

A. Uploading  the video from your computer
B. Linking to the location of video on the Internet
C. Adding a video from your media library

Important Video Tips

Your video files should upload provided:

  • It is an allowed file format
  • Allowed file formats on Edublogs Include: jpg jpeg png gif doc pdf mp3 ppt wmv mp4 xls ins isf te xbk notebook m4a ist kmz kes mov flp avi swf wxr xml wav fjsw docx pptx xlsx xml m4v max kmz zip
  • The file is not larger than 32 MB
  • You have sufficient blog storage space available (displayed on your My Blog Module)

Upload From Computer

1.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

Add New Post

2.  Place your cursor where you want the video to appear and then click on the Add Media icon.

Click on Add Media

2. In the Add Media window click on the Upload files and then Select Files.

Click on Upload Media

3.  Locate the video on your hard drive.

4.  Click Open to start uploading the video.

5. While your video is uploading you will see a progress bar.

Video uploading

6.  Once the file has uploaded you just need to add the title, description and choose your Embed or Link to option.

  • We recommend using Embed Media player if it is listed as an option because it adds your video enclosed within a media player.
  • The Embed Media player option only displays for the following supported file types:  mp4, m4v, webm, ogv, wmv, flv.

Video attachment page

  • Title:  The title which displays when the video is added as a link to the media file or when the video is view on its attachment page.
  • Caption:  Captions aren’t displayed on video files.
  • Description:  Displayed below the link to the video file on the attachment page.
  • Embed or Link to:  Controls whether the video is embedded within an Embed Media Player or added as a link.  Choices are:
    • Embed Media Player – embeds video within a video player.
    • Link to Media File – inserts the video as a link.  Readers click on the link  to watch the video or download the video onto their computer.
    • Attachment page – links video to its attachment page

7.  Click Insert into Post once you’ve edited the video attachment details.

Insert into post

8.  Your Add Media window will close and your video will be added to your post.

Here is what it looks like in your visual editor when added as an embed Media player.

Embed media player code

Here is what it looks like in  your visual editor when added as link to Media File.

Link to media File

From URL

1.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

Add New Post

2.  Place your cursor where you want the video to appear and then click on the Add Media icon.

Click on Add Media

3.  Click on From URL

Click on Add Media

4.  Paste the video URL and title then click Insert into Post.

Add Video URL

4.  Your Add Media window will close and the video will appear in your post as a link.

Link to media File

From Media Library

You insert a video from your media library into a post or page as follows:

1.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

Add New Post

2.  Place your cursor where you want the video to appear and then click on the Add Media icon.

Click on Add Media

2. In the Add Media window make sure the Media Library tab is selected.

Go to Media Library

3.  Locate the video and then click once on the video you want to add.

The selected file is highlighted with a blue border and a blue checkmark in the top right corner.

Select the video file

6.  Once the file has been selected you just need to add the title, description and choose your Embed or Link to option.

  • We recommend using Embed Media player if it is listed as an option because it adds your video enclosed within a media player.
  • The Embed Media player option only displays for the following supported file types:  mp4, m4v, webm, ogv, wmv, flv.

Video attachment page

  • Title:  The title which displays when the video is added as a link to the media file or when the video is view on its attachment page.
  • Caption:  Captions aren’t displayed on video files.
  • Description:  Displayed below the link to the video file on the attachment page.
  • Embed or Link to:  Controls whether the video is embedded within an Embed Media Player or added as a link.  Choices are:
    • Embed Media Player – embeds video within a video player.
    • Link to Media File - inserts the video as a link.  Readers click on the link  to watch the video or download the video onto their computer.
    • Attachment page – links video to its attachment page

7.  Click Insert into Post once you’ve edited the video attachment details.

Insert into post

8.  Your Add Media window will close and your video will be added to your post.

Here is what it looks like in your visual editor when added as an embed Media player.

Embed media player code

Here is what it looks like in  your visual editor when added as link to Media File.

Link to media File

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