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How do I insert a video from my computer on the web page
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Ed-a-Torials @ Honey Bear Playhomes, Champion

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Hi Kalani

It is quite simple to add a video you made to your website.

If the file is under 15MB then:

1) Upload your SFW flash, Quicktime, Real media or Windows media file in your file manager
2) Open your site builder and drag a file widget onto your page and locate in your file manager the media file you wish to have shown on your website. (This file placement is temporary)
3) Update/publish your website and open in your browser the page you placed the file.
4) Right click on the file name and click "Copy link location"
5) Open
6) Click on the type of media you have and would like to embed in your website
7) In the top text box which says "Server" right click and paste the file location you copied from step 4
8) Highlight the /resources/filename.swf (or other file type) part of the file URL
9) Right click on the highlighted part and click "Cut"
10 Right click on the second text box which says "File path" and paste the copied ending of the URL inside
11) Adjust the width and height as per your files requirements
12) Make any necessary adjustments to the additional controls for your media (Usually it is not necessary but to either left, center or right justify your media without use of a 2 column widget in your site builder is one that you might consider)
13) Click the "Submit" Button
14) In the next window click the "Test Media" button to see if you did it right.

If you cannot see your media then start at the beginning once more... If you can see the media continue.

15) Highlight all the code that the generator produced except the first line which reads " Copy & paste the following..."
16) Open your site builder and drag an HTML widget onto your page and paste the copied code within the space provided then click the "OK" button
17) Delete the file widget from step 2

Your media should appear once your click "OK" and the HTML editor disappears.

It will become quite easy after you do it a few times I am sure of it...

If your video is larger than 15MB you can either purchase a Yola Pro account for $49.95 and host your videos in your own file manager or host them with a file host that allows for hotlinking. I use Yola Pro and have had no problems with my videos at all but when I used a file host I frequently ran into issues which caused my videos to not play. Either way it is up to you.

One file host that I know of that allows for hotlinking.

Happy site building

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Couldn't have said it better, thanks Ed!
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Thank you!