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Glenn
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Embedding videos

Post by Glenn » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:57 pm

Hi, I'm a relative newbie to S9y - I seem to have jumped-in at the deep-end with the multilingual stuff... Anyway, another thing that I'm not sure about is how to embed videos into my pages.
I've installed the podcasting plugin, but I'm not sure it's what I need. What I'd *like* to do :
(BTW my development PC is Ubuntu linux, I don't have a windows machine)
I create my own videos and I think I can create most formats - but I dont create flash. Up till now I've been creating mpeg files, like http://bosc-technologie.fr/blog/uploads ... ieter.mpeg. I would like to have a window for my video, like on facebook or youtube, but I DONT want to have to post my video on youtube or facebook...
Is there a way? Open source, if possible ?
Thanks, in advance,
Glenn

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Re: Embedding videos

Post by yellowled » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:22 pm

Glenn wrote:I create my own videos and I think I can create most formats - but I dont create flash. Up till now I've been creating mpeg files, like http://bosc-technologie.fr/blog/uploads ... ieter.mpeg. I would like to have a window for my video, like on facebook or youtube, but I DONT want to have to post my video on youtube or facebook...
First of all, you do not want to post mpeg videos (I know all that video terminology is a bit iffy, with codecs and containers etc.) but use a compressed format like x264 or xvid as the codec.

Then, you probably do not want to host videos yourself but put them on a video platform like YouTube or Vimeo. Most web spaces or even servers do have some kind of quota (limited space to store things) or a traffic limit, and videos usually stress those out quite a bit. Plus, those services take care of converting your video to a format most of your visitors' browsers will actually be able to play.

Once you have your stuff on YouTube or Vimeo, you'll probably want to take a look at the oEmbed plugin for s9y (on Spartacus/available through the Spartacus plugins). It makes embedding video (which means referencing a video stored on an external service in one of your blog posts) extremely simple (and can also embed tweets, images etc.).

If either hosting videos on 3rd-party servers or using oEmbed is not your thing for whatever reason, I guess the best way is to upload compressed video to your media database and use native HTML5 video for embedding.

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Re: Embedding videos

Post by onli » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:39 pm

YellowLed is right.

But of course, if you know your readers, you can tell them to install the vlc browser plugin and just use object/embed-elements to embed the video.

http://nunzioweb.com/misc/wacky/rescue_baby.htm as an example (from http://www.ozzu.com/website-design-foru ... 23407.html).

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Re: Embedding videos

Post by Glenn » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:39 am

OK, thanks guys. I'll work on this.
Regards
Glenn

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Re: Embedding videos

Post by ryder17 » Thu May 29, 2014 4:40 am

I got puzzled on creating video without posting to youtube. Could that be possible?

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