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Using Videos In Your Website

Using videos on your website will help consumers understand what they are buying or how something works. The advantage of this is that the user can see precisely what your product or service is all about and do not need to use their own imagination. The next articles will discuss this.

You certainly have three choices. The first option is to upload your video to a site like YouTube and then copy the embed code and place it on our website or blog. You can find a button under each YouTube video that says, “Embed a video,” click the button to bring up a menu that has the HTML code embedded. Copy this code and paste it into the source codes of your site. There are also some sizing options below the video window with the default size at 560 x 340. There are also options like changing the skin of the video player; you can go ahead with the design of your site even though the skins are limited.

The advantage of using a video host like YouTube is that “it’s so easy to do” as long as you have an account. Another thing is that it’s free so you don’t have to worry about getting a big bandwidth bill for fear that many users will watch your video. YouTube also has the widest search engine next to Google which means your video can be easily found. This will eventually attract more people to your site. The disadvantage of using this video host is the design and connection limitation. They not only draw traffic to your site but also from it. Users have the option to watch the video on YouTube.

Another option is to use an open source flash player. You can download it from the Internet at no cost and add it to your site code. This player can run any video you choose. You can get these downloadable players from a large number of sites. The good thing about them is that you can easily change the skins to match the design of your sites. Of course, you have to pay for the bandwidth costs yourself.

The last option you would have is to hire the services of a company that produces video. They can make your video as well as host it. The video player is sure to be compatible with the branding and design of your site. This is your best option but the downside is the cost. Expensive fees come with a professional design but you can be sure that it is well worth it.

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