SiteMaker: The Basics – 6. Inserting Video

In our 6th and final SiteMaker Basics tutorials we show you how to add Video to your website. Following tutorial 5. – Inserting Audio – this is a great way to add fantastic content to your website and stand out from the crowd!

If you wish to add a video to your SiteMaker website, select Video Player from the left hand menu. Reposition and resize the video player window as necessary.

SM Insert Menu
To add your videos, select the Setup tab on the ‘Editor’ toolbox. You can choose videos that you have saved onto your computer or you can choose to link to a video that you have uploaded onto ‘Youtube’. In this example we will choose a video we have saved onto the computer. Click Choose my own file

SM Video setup
Click Browse to open the ‘File Manager’.

SM Video Browse
Once the File Manager has opened, click Upload to select a video file from your computer. Please note that your video MUST be FLV file format (as used by YouTube and Google). FLV stands for Flash Video and is the only file format that will play directly on your website as SiteMaker is Flash based software. File formats such as MPEG, WMV and AVI can be uploaded to SiteMaker but will not play directly on your site, instead you must create a link to the file which will then be played on your computers software (such as media player).

SM Video Select
Once your file has been uploaded to SiteMaker, select your video and click Use this.

SM Use Video
Click Apply.

SM Apply Video
Your video will now be added to your SiteMaker website.

SM Video Added

 

This concludes our SiteMaker Basics tutorials If you have missed out on any in the series you can see them all by clicking HERE to view them all on our blog or to see these and many more in our Online Support Centre click HERE.

Watch out for more tips and tricks for SiteMaker and our other products coming soon!

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *