putting video clip on my site

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I have an 8 minute DVD that I would like to make available on my website. If I convert it to a digital file, can I upload it to my site? Will users of the site be able to simply click on it and view it (as with YouTube), or will they need special software to view it. If this can be done, what kind of file format should I have it converted to?
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Brian

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Drummer

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You upload the video to you sites file storage, then put a File Widget were you want the video, select you desired file, then, voila!
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You may want to check with a Yola Employee to check if this will work 100%
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Thanks, Drummer. Hopefully a Yola employee will also have a comment. Do you have any suggestion about the file format? Should I use Quicktime?
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A file widget will download it not play it. You can upload it to the file manager but 8 minutes will be way over the 15 MB upload limit for Yola Free and probably won't make it under the the 100MB upload limit for Yola Silver. If by some chance it is compressed below 100 MB, you could then add an embed code where you want it on the page. Your best bet is probably uploading it to Youtube and using their embed code. Also, if this is a finished DVD it will likely be in .vob format which is very difficult to work with--there may be a converter out there. Otherwise you will want it in .avi, .mov or .flv
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Hi Brian,
This would depend on how large the file is that you are trying to use. With the Yola free account there is a 15MB per single file upload limit and with Yola Silver there is a 100MB per single file upload limit. So if your file is larger than 100MB it's not possible to upload it into Yola.

If you are wanting to sell a DVD on your site, Yola does not currently have a digital download service, however I can suggest an alternative called Payloadz, here is a link: Payloadz.

I hope this information will be helpful!

Emmy
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Thanks, Diane, exactly what I need to know. Thanks, Emmy.
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I forgot to add Youtube can take a variety of formats but converts everything to .flv and I think they've added mp4 now too. Here's a link to the formats they can handle:
http://help.youtube.com/support/youtu...
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Thanks again, Diane