Embedding Videos

Now that we have created the Video content type, it's time to start sharing some video. Log in using one of the test accounts created earlier. As both the student and teacher role have rights to add video, a test account in either the student or teacher role will suffice.

Embedding from an External Site

Click on the Create Content | Video link, or navigate to node/add/video.

Complete the form as shown in the following screenshot, by filling in the appropriate values for Title, Keywords, Video location, and Body.

Create Video

|A Worid Without Springs ~|

Keywords:

|l940s, coily, funny, physics, springs

Enter keywords to describe your post. Video location: *

[http://w w w .arch ive. o rg/do w n lo a d/Ca s eofSp 1940/Ca s eofSp 1940_6 4kb. m p 4 |

For some video providers, you will be able to just enter the URL where you see the video. For other providers, you will need to use the embed code. If one method doesn't work, please try the other.

The following services are provided: Blip.tv, Brightcove, Da My motion, Google, JumpCut, Last.fm, Live Video, MetaCafe, MySpace, Revver, Seven load. Spike TV, Tudou, Veoh, Vimeo, YouTube, Custom URL

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Body:

I E Source j & ^ S ©] ® I ^ ^ | Format [Normal HI B 1 H ¿se | xz x* | |E j= | iW l\w\ M m W Break Bfc,_

An introduction to springs, featuring an animated spring named "Coily." No, I am not making this up.

This video is in the Public Domain, and is available here as part of the Prelinger Archives.

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O Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

° Allowed HTML tags: <a> <b> <blockquote> <br> <caption> <center> <code> <col> <colgroup> <dd> <del> <div> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <hi> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr> <i> <img> <li> <ol> <p> <span> < strong > <sub> <sup> <table> <tbody> <td> <tfoot> <th> <thead> <tr> <u> <ul> <tr > ° Lines and paragraphs break automatically. More information about formatting options

The value you enter in the Video location field will vary on a site by site basis due to differences in how sites store and share video. In most cases, you will be able to enter the URL of the page where the video plays, but in some cases, such as for the Internet Archives, you will need to enter the specific path to the video file. For other sites, you may need to use the provided embed code.

Click the Submit button, and you will see your video, as shown in the following screenshot:

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A World Without Springs Edit

Your Video has been created

An introduction to springs, featuring an animated spring named "Coity." No, I am not making this up.

This video is in the Public Domain, and is embedded from the Prelrnger Archives.

Add new comment 1940s funny physics springs

Embedding from the Local Site

Click on the Create Content | Video link, or navigate to node/add/video.

Complete the form as described above, by filling in the appropriate values for Title, Keywords, and Body. For now, leave the Video location blank.

Scroll down to the File attachments section. Click the Browse button and navigate to the required video file.

Click the Open button as shown in the following screenshot:

Click the Attach button. You will see the progress meter, as shown in the following screenshot:

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When the file has finished uploading, highlight the location of the file as shown in the following screenshot:

Copy the file location (highlighted in the preceding screenshot), and paste it into the Video location field as shown in the following screenshot:

Click the Submit button to save your video.

Sharing video that has been uploaded to your site can require a significant amount of server resources. If a small number of videos are shared in this way, it will not have a significant impact. If, however, video sharing becomes a widespread need, you should look to storing your videos on an external service and streaming them from there, or setting up your site to process and compress videos as mentioned later in this chapter.

Additionally, sharing video by uploading it to the site can run into file size upload limits. To adjust these limits, navigate to Administer | Site configuration | File uploads, or admin/settings/uploads.

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