Tried to add video but…

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  • #1241478

    shenrylavoie
    Member

    I tried to add a video to my blog. The system kept saying ‘fetching video’ Is there an easier way to put a video onto a blog? Or is the system down and it just isn’t working?

    The blog I need help with is shenrylavoie.wordpress.com.

    #1241600

    timethief
    Member

    What is the source of this video please?

    #1241601

    timethief
    Member

    Regardless of the theme in use these are the video embeds that WordPress.com supports for all of our blogs – no upgrade required. http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/

    See here for the videopress upgrade which allows you to upload videos from your computer for hosting and playback directly within your blog.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videopress/ But note that if you upload your own videos to youtube or fileden, etc. that you don’t need to purchase the upgrade.

    #1241613

    shenrylavoie
    Member

    I made the videos myself. And they went onto the You tube site with no problems.

    #1241615

    timethief
    Member
    #1241616

    timethief
    Member

    See also:

    Make sure the YouTube link is not hyperlinked. If the URL is shown in your theme’s link color (as the second line in the screenshot below), then it is hyperlinked. Simply select the whole URL and click the “Unlink” icon on your Visual Editor toolbar. …
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/#troubleshooting

    #1241638

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you’re trying to upload the video to your blog here, rather than embed the YouTube, do you have the videopress upgrade? If not, you can’t upload video files directly.

    #1241641

    shenrylavoie
    Member

    I am kind of confused as to how to do this??? Do I delete all the words YouTube??? Also I initially went onto a site called Mind Movies in order to make the movies (they are my own creation) Just don’t quite understand what you said for me to do?????

    #1241642

    shenrylavoie
    Member

    Getting really frustrated so just deciding to not put video on blog

    #1241662

    raincoaster
    Member

    Why don’t you just tell us what you’re trying to do and we can tell you how to do it. Answer my question: are you uploading raw video to your blog, or are you trying to embed a YouTube, Vimeo, or DailyMotion video that you’ve already made?

    #1241667

    shenrylavoie
    Member

    As i said I am not at all computer savvy. I have four mini videos on YOU TUBE I went onto wordpress and found out that I could put a video on my blog. So I pressed a button on the wordpress site in order to put the video on my blog. And nothing happened! I don’t know anythoing about Uploading or what ever you said. And as I said I have decided not to do it!!!

    #1241669

    timethief
    Member

    What are then youtube URLs for the videos please?
    Post them here for us so we can help you.

    #1241671

    shenrylavoie
    Member

    I am not going to upload/download/ or do anything of the sort of anything. Please don’t write me anymore

    #1241673

    raincoaster
    Member

    Well, why shouldn’t she? Clearly you’re not having any luck figuring this out on your own.

    If you have four videos on YouTube, forget trying to upload them to your blog. Don’t press ANY buttons to put the video on your blog. Just use the YouTube shortcode for WP.com which works like this:

    [youtube=URL]

    So, for instance, to get the video for the goat yodeling One Direction song in my latest post, http://raincoaster.com/2013/04/22/how-to-facebook/ I copied the URL of the video from the YouTube page, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9beY3bvJmEU and I put it in that shortcode
    `[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9beY3bvJmEU]

    And poof, it just works.

    #1241822

    stanito
    Member

    Hi all,

    I’m writing a piece on mafia and would love to add the video from this link:http://video.repubblica.it/edizione/palermo/i-ladri-dell-agenda-rossa-di-borsellino/128418/126917

    I tried by following the instructions but it seems like it never uploads.

    Please tell me what I can do!

    thanks

    Stanito

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