In today's day and age, we're all taking videos or finding videos online that we want to show people. Typepad has now made it easier than ever to add videos from YouTube to your posts and Pages with our new YouTube Video feature.
The feature lets you both upload your videos directly to your own YouTube channel and add them to the post and also search YouTube to add other videos to your posts. This is currently only for our Beta Team members, so if you don't see the option, be sure to join.
First we'll cover uploading your own videos.
To start, click the Upload Video to YouTube button to switch to upload mode. You should see it here:
If you are not already signed in to a YouTube account, you will be prompted to sign in to Google. You will also be asked to choose which YouTube account to use if you have multiple YouTube accounts associated with your Google account.
After doing that, simply click the Browse or Choose File button to locate the video file on your device and open the file. YouTube supports the following video formats: .MOV, .MPEG4, MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP, WebM
Now just click the Upload Video button. It may take some time for the video to finish uploading. Once done, the progress bar will reach 100% and the video thumbnail will appear when the video upload is complete. You can now add a Title and Description which will display at YouTube.
Click Insert and Close to embed the video in your post or page after the upload is complete. Easy as pie!
Now we're going to show you how to search for videos and add them directly that way. Here's the section where you do this:
To search for your own YouTube videos, click My Videos, select the video you wish to embed, enter a title, and click Insert and Close.
To search for any public YouTube video to embed, enter the search terms, select the video to embed, edit the title (optional), and click Insert and Close.
For our non-Beta users, we'll be releasing it soon, but we urge you to give the Beta Team a try in the meantime.
What do you think of this new feature? Is there anything else you'd wish we had included or done differently?
Have any questions, want to give us some feedback, or need more help? As always, the Typepad Support team is here for you!