Before you add any video to your web page, it's important to understand that videos can take up a lot of web page space (file size) and bandwidth. Every time someone clicks to view the video they will be taking up some of your allocated bandwidth.
Be sure to check with your web host if you're not sure how much you are provided. If you're paying a monthly fee for web hosting, you could exceed your limits and be charged an extra fee if enough people view your video file.
QuickTime (.qt .mov)
QuickTime is one of the most popular video formats on the web, developed by Apple. To play a QuickTime movie you need to download the movie player.
Real Video (.rm, .ram)
RealVideo is used for streaming video To play real video you need to download the RealPlayer.
AVI (Audio Video Interleave, .avi)
AVI is a common format for audio/video on the PC developed by Microsoft. To play an AVI you need to download the Windows Media player
MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group, .mpeg, .mp4)
MPEG compresses the video, making it much smaller. It differs from the formats above because it is an open standard, not owned by any one company. Most media players and plug-ins will play MPEG video.
Before you use the code determine what kind of player you need by looking at the file extension.
Windows Media Player code: .wmv, .mpg, .asx, or .avi
Quick Time Player code: .qt or .mov
Real Player code: .rpm, .ram, or .rp
Step one: Create the video clip.
- For Dial-up users create a 240x176 10fps 40bps video
ISDN 320x240 13fps 112bps video
Broadband 320x240 15fps 268bps video
Step two: Place the clip on your server.
Step three: Link to the clip or embed it in your web page.
Code to embed .MOV file to your webpage:
Code to embed Flash to your webpage:
Code to embed .WMV file to your webpage:
Code to embed Real Media file to your webpage:
If these codes do not work for you then use the Embedded Media HTML Generator
As an alternative, several popular video hosting services allow you to upload videos to their sites, and then place them onto your website by using HTML code that they provide to you.
You can take this code and put it into the HTML source panel of the text editor to add video onto your site. To do this, follow the steps below.
Step 1. Upload your videos to a video hosting service. We have tested three services: Google Video, You Tube, and IFilm, and found that all three will let you put videos on your Blockstar website.
Step 2. Find the HTML code to add onto your website and copy it. All three services will have a place near the video where they put code that you can copy onto your website. This is what that code looks like on Google Video.
Last update: 07:56 AM Sunday, August 6, 2006