• # September 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I’m trying to use my .mpeg videos on my wordpress site, but WP just links it.

    I’ve searched hi and low, and all I find are plugins for Flash, which I’m not using.

    I even tried the youtube embed I have changing the source url, but no good either.

    any ideas

    # September 28, 2009 at 5:04 pm

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    So are you saying that Youtube isn’t working or that you don’t want to use it?

    If it’s the former, it should be pretty straight forward wrapping the video in an object tag


    Just pasting it on your WP page in the HTML editor should do the trick.

    Let me just also ask – why not use flash? The most popular, and in my opinion easy to use players are flash based plugins.

    # September 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I currently have my videos on YouTube and have them embedded into my site.

    I however want to post longer videos, which I can’t do on YouTube, so I want to load them on my site.

    but youtube source doesn’t work on my "local" videos, and wordpress just adds them as a link, and all of the wordpress plugins are for flash.

    # September 28, 2009 at 6:54 pm

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    It’s the main one I know about that allows mpeg format. The others mostly appear to use MP4 and FLV files. I think there are better players than bubblecast, but if you can’t convert the files to something else it may be a good choice.

    # September 28, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Bubblecast is like youtube, you upload the videos to them. I want control.

    thanks for the help, i’ll just post a link for folks to download.

    # September 28, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    You could use the FLV Player or Flowplayer. You won’t be able to escape flash for a while. Just post the video + a link to download.

    If you’re wondering why I’m not suggesting using the HTML5 approach: it’s a mess. None of the major browsers support any one format. Firefox will only play OGG Theora. Safari will only play H.264. Google Chrome will play both formats, but it has a very incredibly small market share.

    # September 29, 2009 at 1:57 am

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    Yeah, it seems like to get what you want, you may need to invest in something that will convert your files to a format that is more widely developed for.

    # September 29, 2009 at 2:19 am

    all the above – and flash is the best way to encode a web video at the moment – its high quality and well compressed. Its probably the only thing I would use flash for at the moment.

    I dont get what you mean by "I want control", do you mean style wise?

    I would use vimeo myself as well. Remember if you use another service, like vimeo, you are using their servers and bandwidth to stream video and not your own – that’s always good… :)

    # September 29, 2009 at 5:23 am

    what I mean by control, is that Youtube has a 10min limit. I need more time, therefore I want to create the video tutorial and put it on my hosting site.

    I’m on linux, and I’ve tried many programs, Xvideo is the only one I can get to work. It saves in .mpeg

    converting software searches all come back to windows programs that cost money. Not everything works with Wine, so I’m not about to pay for software that may or may not work.

    I’m just going to post a link for users to download if they choose. thanks anyway.

    # September 29, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Just use ffmpeg

    ffmpeg -i -f flv -b 200000 -ar 22050 -ac libmp3lame .flv
    # September 29, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Matt thank you very very much.
    problem solved..

    ron :o

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