How to add video to RSS feed?

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I would like to add a video to the RSS feed generated by my blog...
normally to add media to an RSS feed i know that we use the tag, for example:
enclosure url="" length="62220" type="video/mp4-es" />

how can i do that with yola? when i open the blog manager and create a new post, the pictures I add appear normally in the RSS reader, but to add a video, i tried to switch to html view and add the code line, but the video doesnt appear in the rss reader.... Is it possible to add this code in some way? donno, maybe i have to add some other lines of html before? :P
anw, thanks in advance :D
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Hi Joe,

I'm sorry, I'm afraid I'm not really sure how to advise you. Are you struggling with adding video to your blog? Anything added to your blog should automatically be pulled into your RSS reader. Can you please reply with your website address, and tell me the Reader you are using where you can't see your video? We'll try to look into this further for you.
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Hello Laura,
thank you for your answer.
ill try to rephrase my question. I am able to add youtube videos to my blog and everything is fine. but what i'd like to do is upload a video to the file manager and then embed it in a post in my blog. In order for this media file to appear in an RSS reader, it should be enclosed in a "enclosure> tag. here's a print screen of an xml code and how it shows in the Rss reader:

But how can I do that with the Yola blog? (I do not want to manually create the feeds and upload a file everytime and all that) when i open the html editor of the post and put the code nothing shows in the RSS reader...
So my question is: is there a way to edit the xml of the automatically generated RSS feed in yola?

here's an example on my site:

The video appears normally in the blog, I want it to appear in the RSS feed too!
thank you really for answering, i hope i was clear enough this time :P
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Hello Joe,
I do see that the video is not showing on the RSS feed but it is showing in the post on your page. Can you try using the full URL of the video when you add the code. So it will look like:
param name="src" value=""

I hope that will help, let us know!

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Hello Emmy,
no it didnt work... i changed the url as you proposed...

I also tried smthg: I copied the code that appears in the screenshot in my previous post, saved it as xml and uploaded it to my site, then linked to it by following the steps described by one of your collegues to Manually create RSS feed, and this time, the video appeared normally in the rss reader... then i used the same video that was used in the example on w3schools (so i can be sure that its working and i have all the parameters set correctly within the enclosure tag) and saved and this time nothing showed in Rss...
So I think it may be an issue with the html editor that doesnt recognize the <!-- enclosure --> tag? And if this is the case, can i do something to bypass that? I just want the <!-- enclosure --> tag to be properly posted so that the rss readers recognize it...
Thank you!
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Hi Joe!
I have referred your request to a colleague who can better assist you. She is currently offline, but will gladly look into this situation when she comes back on.
We appreciate your patience!
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Hello Joe

Please don't include the <!-- and --> in your code as this stops the code from being interpreted. So definitely leave this out! :)
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hehehe yes sure i know, i just put them here so it appears when im writing. In my post in the blog i post it normally :p