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Native Video File Support in WordPress1:53 with Zac Gordon
In this video we look at how to upload and display videos in WordPress as well as how to embed videos from external sites.
Try adding a new video post that displays the sample video in the native WordPress video player.
Similar to the native audio player that WordPress has,
it also has a video player that lets you upload the following supported formats.
And it lets you display them in a great looking video player.
Let's go ahead now back into our site and
create a new post called Video Explaining How Databases Work.
And now we could go and grab the file, drag and drop it in.
See what options it has.
And then, again,
we have the same options to embed the media player or link to somewhere else.
We'll go ahead and save this as a video, attach it to the databases category,
And we'll add in some database related tags.
And then, go ahead and publish it.
You'll then find a great looking media player on the front end of your site.
I should mention here, though, that if you upload video and audio to your site,
this is going to take up both disk space and bandwidth with your hosting provider.
For this reason, some people prefer to host their audio and
video on third party sites and then, embed players onto their own site.
In the next video, we'll look at some of the popular embedding options that
WordPress has for third-party sites.
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