Y ears ago, adding video to a Web site was a major challenge. In addition to the cost of equipment to capture and edit your own video, you had to choose between formats and hope that visitors to your site had the proper software installed to view it. Bandwidth limitations were also an issue.
But with the advent of YouTube and the increase in broadband connections, embedding video on a Web site has never been easier. Follow these simple steps to add a video from Rotary International's YouTube channel to your Rotary club's Web site or Rotary-related blog:
- After you've found a video you would like, look for this box on the upper right corner of the YouTube page:
- Click your mouse within the Embed field box, which will highlight everything in the box. Right-click within the field and select Copy from your browser's drop-down box. This will copy the embed code, which will look something like this:
- Open the source code of your Web page, and use a Web page editing tool to paste the embed code into your page. Save the page and upload it to your server using a FTP client.
Many free blogging services such as Google's Blogger make it even easier to embed video into a blog. It's as simple as selecting the YouTube video you want, composing a new message on your blog, selecting the edit html tab, and pasting the embed code you copied from YouTube onto the page. Preview your blog and post.