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How to Embed Video into a WordPress Blog

Probably you are thinking it can’t be too hard to embed a video into WordPress, but strangely is not as obvious as it should be. You might be tempted to click the media button; however, doing so doesn’t embed the video into the page. It only adds a link to where the video can be played.

Instead here is how you should go about embedding a video into a WordPress blog. In a post or page click the “html” tab then grab the code from Youtube alongside of the a video you like and paste it into your site. You are probably wondering how to find this code. In Youtube you get it by clicking the “share” link under any video. Then you will have a link for the video. Below that link is an option for “embed”, if you video has the permissions set to share you will be give the code needed to embed the video.

If your video isn’t on Youtube, then put it there because it is free marketing. You should take advantage of it. It is the third most popular site on the internet. That means lots of free advertising.

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To add video without Youtube use the following code:

How to Embed Windows Media WMV videos into WordPress
<embed src=”http://yourdomain.com/video.wmv” width=”320″ height=”283″ autostart=”0″ showcontrols=”1″ type=”application/x-mplayer2″ pluginspage=”http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/”> </embed>

How to Embed Flash (SWF) videos into WordPress

<embed src=”http://yourdomain.com/video.swf” width=”320″ height=”240″ quality=”low” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer”></embed>

How to Embed Flash (FLV) videos into WordPress
<embed src=”http://freevideocoding.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://yourdomain.com/video.flv&autoStart=true” width=”320″ height=”240″ quality=”high” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer”></embed>

How to Embed Quicktime (MOV) videos into WordPress
<embed src=”http://yourdomain.com/video.mov” width=”320″ height=”256″ autoplay=”true” controller=”true” type=”video/quicktime” scale=”tofit” pluginspage=”http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/”> </embed>

How to Embed Realplayer (RM) videos into WordPress
<embed type=”audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin” src=”http://yourdomain.com/video.rm” width=”320″ height=”240″ autostart=”true” controls=”imagewindow” nojava=”true” console=”c1317582786569″ pluginspage=”http://www.real.com/”></embed><br><embed type=”audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin” src=”http://yourdomain.com/video.rm” width=”320″ height=”26″ autostart=”true” nojava=”true” controls=”ControlPanel” console=”c1317582786569″> </embed>

*NOTE: replace the sizes with the sizes of your video, replace Yourdomain.com/video.file type with the location of where the video is being hosted. You will have to have it on server for this to work.

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