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UVM Self-help Web Guide

Embedding Video

Video content can be embedded in your site in various ways. Here are several methods that we recommend for all web publishers.

Using YouTube or Vimeo

If your video is under fifteen minutes in length, one of the easiest methods for embedding videos on your web pages is to upload it to YouTube.

To upload a video to YouTube you'll need to have (or sign-up for) a YouTube or Google account. By posting your video on YouTube, you increase exposure to your content and can automatically share your videos to your account(s) on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Video on YouTube can be embedded directly into any web page on your site by copying the code from the embed button (found under the share button) that can be found on the corresponding video page of the YouTube web site and pasting it into the HTML code of your page.

Vimeo works similarly to YouTube but supports videos of any length up to a 500MB file size limit (this limit can be increased by purchasing a Pro account). After signing up for a Vimeo account, you can upload videos to the site. The embed code can be found when mousing over a Vimeo video and can be pasted into the HTML of your web pages.

Using UVM's Media Manager

If you prefer to only upload your video to UVM's web servers, you can use the media manager developed by the CTL. Much like YouTube or Vimeo, the media manager allows you to upload videos via the web and provides HTML embed code which you can use to post the video to any web page on your web site. The media manager also has a provision for password protecting videos.

Last modified January 25 2013 01:14 PM