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Adding Videos to a Page

You can easily integrate video from popular services like YouTube, Vimeo, and Blip.tv directly into your pages. Videos are great for walk-throughs, how-to's, demos, presentations, and more. When adding a new page, you can also specify it as a "video" page so users can quickly identify it in the table of contents (TOC) and the search results.

ProProfs does not allow direct uploading of video files. You must host your videos on a video sharing web site.

Step 1 - Copy Embed Code for the Video Site

The first step is to upload your video to a video-sharing website such as YouTube or Vimeo. After you have uploaded your video you will need to access the video embed code. Here is an example of how to access YouTube's embed code:


 

  • For YouTube, go to the video that you want, and click Share.
  • Then click Embed. A box will open up below showing the code to copy.
  • Click on the code and it will highlight.
  • Then right-click, and select Copy. This will copy the code into your clipboard.

Here are instructions for Vimeo, Screencast.com, and Viddler. (Each video site has instructions in its help section.)

Step 2 - Adding Video to Your Page

In order to insert a video, press the Insert dropdown in the editor's toolbar then choose Video. The Embed Media dialog window that will open lets you paste in your video embed code.

  • Paste the video embed code into the text area.

  • Click OK. The video will then appear in the editing area.

Video Preview

Please note that the video will insert into the editing area as a placeholder.  The video is not playable when editing a page. To play video, Save the page and click 'View page' to exit edit mode.

 

Resizing the Video

  • To resize the video, double-click on the video place holder and a dialog will appear. You can control the height and width in pixels.
  • You have the other option of clicking on the video and resizing it by dragging a corner of the video to be larger or smaller.
  • Make sure that the sizes you choose have the same ratio as the default numbers, so that the video doesn't get stretched.