Sunday, January 25, 2009

Add Video to Your Blog or Website

Add Video to Your Blog or Website

It takes a little time at first but once you start to get the hang of it, it is not difficult to upload videos to your blog or website.

First, you will need a video camera or a web-cam. If you have a video camera, you will have to upload your videos to your computer (see the owner's manual for instructions on how to do this). Most web-cams will automatically save your vidoes to a "Video" folder on your computer's hard-drive.

On the bottom-right side of your video-window you will find link labeled "Get Code," or something like that. The code is in HTML which is a code used for adding content to web-pages. If you don't see such a link you will have to do what I do--create an account with, and upload your video there. All YouTube vidoes have the "Get Code" link on the right side of the video-window. Click the link and copy the code. Now go to your blog or web-page and past the link into your HTML-friendly page or widget. Some web-hosting software will have a special button at the top of the editor that looks like a little cog or sprocket--some of them use other icons. If this is the case, click on the icon and then paste the code into the editor. If you are working with a basic HTML page you should be able to just past it right to the page without using the special button (other codes must then be used for proper placement within the page).

If everything works right, you will have a video on your page like the one I have pasted above. Don't hesitate to email or call me, should you have any questions or comments. Thanks.