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VIDEO UPLOAD SOLVED! Embed your videos from your own host by tricking the codes! | Forum

Tessy Mar 19 '13
an hour with Oxwall and I found a way to embed my own videos in mp4 format to the site. I copied the embed code from any youtube video like this:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wcN1i6Qcjxg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

and simply replaced the src address above with the address of my own video like this "http://mysite.blablabla.myvideo.mp4". plays like butter!!!

Hope this will solve everybody elses problem. But still no luck with thumbnails......

Loving the site!

The Forum post is edited by Tessy Mar 19 '13
Eric Apr 1 '13
Not to sound harsh or anything but all your doing is making your own iframe. If you have an html 5 doctype you could use video tags as well more info at http://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_video.asp This would also enable you to have thumb nails as you wish.

To see what you doctype is view your page source and look at the first line it will read <!DOCTYPE html> and in which I think is way better than XHTML1.0
Michael I.
Michael I. Apr 3 '13
You can modify the following file to make thumbnails displayed for your custom embed code: /ow_plugins/video/classes/video_provider.php
Hugh Randolph
Hugh Randolph Jan 18 '16
You are a legend - thank you so much!