Posting Videos

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  • #414644

    leoafricanus
    Member

    When posting videos, I notice that the videos from Youtube that are HD or wide screen gets automatically resized on my blog? How can I retain the wide HD look?

    Thanks
    Sean

    The blog I need help with is africasacountry.com.

    #414786

    t3ck
    Member
    #414802

    wow… how do you even get videos on your blog, I have never been able to do that!

    #414806

    lmurrayphd
    Member

    I took some videos on my Nikon Coolpix P-90, which are saved as .avi files. I couldn’t upload them to my blog as the file format wasn’t supported. Any clue how I can upload .avi files?

    #414814

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, you have to buy the applicable upgrade in order to upload video files to WordPress.com blogs. Or you can upload them at YouTube or another supported platform and then use the shortcode to post them here.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/

    #414823

    rezis
    Member

    If you wanna add videos really easily go to http://www.stiqr.com.

    This free service lets you stick almost anything on your wordpress blog just by clicking and draging n stuff.

    #414824

    raincoaster
    Member

    I note you work for the company ( you should fix those links on the front page of their website, they don’t open). You have only one post at WordPress.com, and it has no pictures or video. Can you give us a link to a post on WordPress.COM which uses this striqr technology successfully?

    #414826

    arcadata
    Member

    I second raincoaster’s request – if that thing works as you said, it would be great.

    #414857

    It won’t work here, it is javascript and it has to be inserted into the index.php file – something we cannot do at wordpress.COM.

    1. From your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Layout > Edit HTML.
    2. Copy and paste this code just before the closing </body > tag 
    
    <script language="javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script language="javascript" src="http://www.stiqr.com/sticker/api"></script> 
    
    3. Now press shift+home to activate the stiqr interface. Follow the on-screen guide and enjoy!
    #414867

    raincoaster
    Member

    Thank you. The way that person was talking, it implied they’d been approved, like Picapp has, for special exemption.

    #414868

    Not unless it magically appears as an option via shortcode. Stranger things have happened, but I don’t think wordpress would adopt something this new. Hell, the paint isn’t even dry on it.

    #414873

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s not a good sign their one WP.com post has no images or video.

    #414874

    Not a good sign indeed.

    #414875

    I expect they will be back here soon wanting to know how they can access the index.php file on their blog.

    #414916

    lmurrayphd
    Member

    Thanks so much for the Youtube advice! I did that and posted four videos on Youtube, a new experience for me. I linked them to my Facebook page (which is private) and Twitter, but can’t figure out how to do more than insert a link to Youtube in my blog. You can see what I’ve done so far at greenlifeinsocal.wordpress.com. I’ve seen that others have the Youtube frame right in their blog. Do you know how I would do that? Thanks for you help.

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