How to insert video onto Sales Page

by sanhal
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I had a sales video ( Mp4) made to put on my eBook sales page (not wordpress) which I want to run from my hosting account.

What HTML code do I use for it?

Thanks

Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author KimboJim
    Here's the link: HTML video code.

    However, I suggest that you don't host the video on your own server unless you have the resources for it. It takes a lot of bandwidth to run even a simple video, so I would upload it on an outside service and then embed it.

    But, if you already know that, then disregard everything I just said.
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    • Profile picture of the author sanhal
      Originally Posted by KimboJim View Post

      Here's the link: HTML video code.

      However, I suggest that you don't host the video on your own server unless you have the resources for it. It takes a lot of bandwidth to run even a simple video, so I would upload it on an outside service and then embed it.

      But, if you already know that, then disregard everything I just said.
      The video is only 4½ minutes. Would that take a lot of bandwidth?

      Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi Sandy,

    If you are using Kompozer or NVU to edit your sales page then try using this code:

    <iframe src="xxxxxxxxxx" width="650" height="550" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    Just paste the URL of your video where the XXXXXXXXX's are!

    Of course you will need to upload your video(s) to your FTP first so you then have a URL you can use.

    If you are using amazonS3 then use that URL!!!

    Hope this helps and all the best!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author sanhal
      Originally Posted by gcbmark20 View Post

      Hi Sandy,

      If you are using Kompozer or NVU to edit your sales page then try using this code:

      <iframe src="xxxxxxxxxx" width="650" height="550" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>

      Just paste the URL of your video where the XXXXXXXXX's are!

      Of course you will need to upload your video(s) to your FTP first so you then have a URL you can use.

      If you are using amazonS3 then use that URL!!!

      Hope this helps and all the best!!!
      Thanks, I'll try that.

      I have opened an AmazonS3 account but got lost with trying to figure out how to upload the video.

      Sandy
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    • Profile picture of the author sanhal
      Originally Posted by gcbmark20 View Post

      Hi Sandy,

      If you are using Kompozer or NVU to edit your sales page then try using this code:

      <iframe src="xxxxxxxxxx" width="650" height="550" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>

      Just paste the URL of your video where the XXXXXXXXX's are!

      Of course you will need to upload your video(s) to your FTP first so you then have a URL you can use.

      If you are using amazonS3 then use that URL!!!

      Hope this helps and all the best!!!
      I tried that code but it has not worked.

      Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Stearns
    Sandy - Youtube is great for this. If you don't want it to be seen by the public, just select the 'Unlisted' option. Then, it will only be visible to those you put it in front of. They have a simple copy and paste embed option that spits the code out for you to just copy and paste to your page.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
      If you want the video to be viewable by ALL of your website visitors, then you will need to convert your video to multiple formats, and then use a video player that serves up the correct format based on which browser your visitor is using. If you don't do that (ie if you only use one format), then visitors on certain browsers will not be able to watch your video.

      There are lots of good video players out there, but I prefer jPlayer these days (jPlayer : HTML5 Audio & Video for jQuery). I used to like Flowplayer, but certain features of the newer versions have gotten a bit buggy, so I switched to jPlayer. It rocks.

      A much easier alternative (though it may be perceived as a little less "professional" by some of your visitors), is to upload your video to YouTube, and then embed the YouTube video on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author sanhal
      Originally Posted by Tyler Stearns View Post

      Sandy - Youtube is great for this. If you don't want it to be seen by the public, just select the 'Unlisted' option. Then, it will only be visible to those you put it in front of. They have a simple copy and paste embed option that spits the code out for you to just copy and paste to your page.
      Tyler,

      I had thought of doing that but as someone else said it does not look so professional.
      And, I have just discovered that the file is too big for YouTube.

      Sandy
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    • Profile picture of the author sanhal
      Originally Posted by barbarous14 View Post

      Here's the link: HTML video code.

      However, I suggest that you don't host the video on your own server unless you have the resources for it. It takes a lot of bandwidth to run even a simple video, so I would upload it on an outside service and then embed it.

      But, if you already know that, then disregard everything I just said.
      I found that on a search but was not clear on which option to use.

      thanks anyway.

      Sandy
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    • Profile picture of the author KimboJim
      Originally Posted by barbarous14 View Post

      Here's the link: HTML video code.

      However, I suggest that you don't host the video on your own server unless you have the resources for it. It takes a lot of bandwidth to run even a simple video, so I would upload it on an outside service and then embed it.

      But, if you already know that, then disregard everything I just said.
      Wow, this is weird. You just totally lifted my whole post (which is post #2 on here) and copy/pasted it without quoting me. Weird.

      Anyway, to your question Sandy, (I know this is 5 days after you asked me about this, but I just saw it), yes, a 4.5 minute movie can take up a lot of bandwidth. I don't know how long the movie is, but let's just say it's 20MB.

      If 10 people view your video, then you're using up 200MB of bandwidth. If 100 people see it, then that's 2GB. If 1,000 people see it, then that's 20GB.

      Not only that, but most shared hosts either don't allow you to upload videos onto your server, they will charge you an arm and a leg or they will take your website down until the month is out.

      So, yes, it's always a good idea to upload it somewhere else. It also makes it much easier to embed the video because you just copy/paste the embed code.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by KimboJim View Post

        Wow, this is weird. You just totally lifted my whole post (which is post #2 on here) and copy/pasted it without quoting me. Weird.
        Not "weird" - that is someone posting for the intent of spamming their link. Report that post.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    Hi Sandy,

    Get the firefox S3 plugin to upload the video file onto your amazon S3 account. You will need to enter the secret key code you get from amazon, and then make the file permissions such that everyone can view the video.

    It's also worth compressing the video with something like HandBrake so that it will load quickly and not have buffering issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    It will make things easier for you if you just host your video on YouTube and you can conveniently have the embed code to place on your salespage. That'll save you more hosting space and bandwidth.
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    • Profile picture of the author sanhal
      Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

      It will make things easier for you if you just host your video on YouTube and you can conveniently have the embed code to place on your salespage. That'll save you more hosting space and bandwidth.
      It won't upload to YouTube as the file is too big.

      Sandy
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonas Glad
        Originally Posted by sanhal View Post

        It won't upload to YouTube as the file is too big.

        Sandy
        That's unfortunate because I really think YouTube is the best alternative, loads of options and customization, as for professionalism I don't think it matters at all, it's established as the biggest video provider and all the big companies use it.

        But if the file is too large for YouTube at 4,5 mins it feels like it's unnecessarily big, even if you succeed to host it at your own site I think it would load slow anyways if it's that huge.
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