Friday, February 13, 2009

Video tutorial: Uploading a video with Blogger

Have you ever wanted to upload a video to your blog? Take advantage of Blogger's free video hosting and upload videos directly to your posts. From the post editor, click the video upload icon in the toolbar. Next, Browse and locate the video in your computer that you would like to upload. Keeping in mind that your video must be in one of the listed format (AVI, MPEG, QuickTime, Real, Windows Media) and under 100MB in size. Project files in video editing softwares, for example, will not work. You first have to encode or export your files in one of the applicable formats. Enter a title for your video. Read and accept the upload terms and conditions (TOS) and click "upload video". You'll then see the video upload progress below the post editor. When your video has finished uploading, you will see "Processing video...". You wouldn't be able to publish your post until processing is finished. Processing can take up to several minutes, depending on the size of your video. When finished, a still of the video will appearlier in the post.

Important note: For this part, you will have to be in the EDIT HTML mode
If you like to post a video from Youtube rather than uploading your own, you can do that too. Just visit the Youtube video page and copy the code in the EMBED box next to the video. While making a post in Blogger, just paste the code you copied earlier where you like the video to appear. Click the PREVIEW link to confirm that you copied the code successfully. That is it. If you have any further question, visit the Blogger help center at or leave a comment.


nandu said...

ur feed is nice but in my blogspot i cant able to upload a video file and in my tool box video upload option is not ther. What to do?

Peter @ Enviroman said...

I believe from a short period of using the new updated post editor the filmstrip icon (upload video icon) is missing from the toolbar. You will have to switch back to the old post editor