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SiteMaker: The Basics...........6. Inserting Video



Please note that if you have purchased your Sitemaker package after the 4th June 2013 you will be using our new version of Sitemaker.

The new version creates a website in HTML5 rather than flash, making our Sitemaker website viewable on many popular phones and tablet devices.

Because of this some of the Support Centre articles may not apply to your Sitemaker configuration. To make it easier we have appended all relevant articles with HTML5 to make it easier for you to find your desired guide.

This article applies to SiteMaker packages purchased BEFORE 4th June 2013. On SiteMaker HTML5 (packages bought AFTER this date) you need to use the HTML Snippet Widget to add Video.

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

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