Technology Tip of the Week: YouTube Video

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Some staff have asked how to post video’s on their blog using a Flip camcorder.  You have two options.  You can upgrade your WordPress account and you will be able to upload video directly to your account or you can use YouTube.  It is free and just because it is YouTube does not mean that the videos are for public viewing.  You can share videos with others and choose if you want it private or public.

 

Here are the steps to convert your video to You Tube and post to your blog.

1.  First you have to create an account which just takes a minute.

Click HERE to create a You Tube account.

2.  After you login, click on the blue link on the top that says, “Upload.”

3. You can upload by doing this directly with the Flip video or you can download the Flip video to your computer and then upload from your computer.  It is just like adding an attachment to your e-mail.

4. After you have uploaded videos to You Tube, choose the video you want to put in your blog post. Below the video look for an icon that says, “embed” click on it and it will give you a code. Copy the code and paste the code into your blog post.  When you preview your post you will see your video in the You Tube format.

Good luck and if you have any questions please contact me.

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