Simplifying embedding videos
I've started putting video on our website, and I have to go into the HTML and embed the code. This can be a pain when I don't know HTML almost at all, and the code from youtube looks different than some other site's code. In fact I did try to put a video up, and the section of the site was blank for a bit, till I got help from Chris at Nicasio.I also had problems putting video in the blog section.
So it would be most helpful to have some tools to more easily embed audio/video files. You really shouldn't have to go into the HTML to do it.
New customers who don't have experience embedding really lose it here. Especially nice formatting doesn't work. I think a better approach would be to have gadgets for video and audio so they can be placed anywhere without worrying about formatting.
I would like to embed video clips (specifically YouTube) into blog posts. I understand that administrators are the only ones who can currently add images to a blog post but I can not find a way to embed video clips. I have tried editing the html code as suggested by the YouTube website but haven't been successful. I also agree with the other thread on images that members should be able to add pictures and embed video into their blog posts as well. Thanks for listening!
Yes, this is a great idea. Gets our vote.
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Deanna DSAIA commented
I concur! If we could forego paying for a Vimeo Plus account to make our videos private (they are recorded training webinars), it would be wonderful.
love this idea!
Terry Holbrey commented
Sounds like agreat idea.
* People quite often want to upload\insert\embed video files but in Wild Apricot this is as easy as it should be.
* Possible ways of handling video:
* If users want to upload video they can use Insert Document dialog, also it is available to insert link on uploaded video via Document dialog - not obvious/usable
* If users want to embed video on the page they can use Insert HTML Snippet or script dialog - but there are various technical limitations
* Add a new button in the edit panel - Video (with tooltip Insert video)
* Button opens new "Insert video" dialog with two different modes switched by different tabs
* Admin can embed video from an external hosting resources or embed a video uploaded to Wild Apricothttp://www.wildapricot.com/photos/newsblog_content/images/18031/original http://www.wildapricot.com/photos/newsblog_content/images/18033/original
Dmitry Buterin commented
Normally embedding videos should be quite straightforward, see http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Adding+Video+clips
I would appreciate input from others on this, i.e.:
- what aspects of adding videos are hard/cumbersome
- what are the common services you use for hosting video
I know how frustrating it can be to get video up onto the website. I have found what I think is an easy way. I was thinking about doing a traing video for the WA team so they could post it up for their members but dont know if they would aprove. Go to screencast.com sign up for a FREE account. you only need to upload your mp4 vidoe file to their site. They then generate the code for you and you just cut and paist to your webpage. They do have training videos on there too make it really easy. you do not need to know any html so don't worry.
I have really simplified it here if you need any more help please let me know