You can add Youtube videos to any page but also videos hosted videos in .mp4 and .mov format. mp4 and mov files have to be already stored on an external web server and need to be accessed via the Internet. Before you include Flash videos, please consider that they can not be played on iPhones and iPads. It therefore makes sense to create mp4 videos in the following format, so that mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads can play the videos:
- 264 video: up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbit / sec, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov
- 4 video: Up to 2.5 Mbit /sec, 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbit / sec, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov
- Motion JPEG (M-JPEG): Up to 35 Mbit / sec, 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw format, PCM stereo audio in .avi format.
In order to play mp4 videos by as many mobile devices, it has been proven to be useful to comply the Apple video specifications for the iPhone or the iPad during the creation or conversion.
To add a video, click the button media element and select the option add video.
The easiest way is to integrate a Youtube video in the document. Open the YouTube page with the desired video in your browser. Highlight the page's URL in the address bar of your browser and save it to the clipboard. Then paste the URL in the video link field in the video form of the edelpaper document.
You can also specify the short link for the YouTube URL in the box video link. This will be displayed while you click on the YouTube page at a video on the sharing tab.
If you select the Embed option under the Share tab in Youtube, the embed code is displayed instead of the short link. By its attributes, you can read the minimum width (width) and the minimum height (height) of the video. You can also use the URL that is displayed in the src attribute between the quotation marks in the video link field of the edelpaper document.
If you want to use a flash or .mp4 video, you must enter the full URL of the video on the page it is stored. In the Width and Height fields, you can specify (in pixels) the size in which the video will be displayed. For YouTube videos, it is at this point advisable to enter the values from the Youtube Embed code, which means the values of the width and height attributes.
You can specify a title and a description for each video. Below the option position you can determine how the reader can open the video. Once you save the form, the video is available in the preview.
Learn more about adding a video with our video tutorial: