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2. Inserting videos

Inserting videos is similar to inserting images. You can either upload a file from your computer or specify the URL of a video on the Internet. Open the “Edit description” menu. You can find it by hovering your mouse over the right side of the description field (Fig. 9). Fig. 9: Editor

In the editor, click “Insert Video” (Fig. 10). Fig. 10: Inserting a video

You have two options here. You can either insert a video that is saved on your computer or insert a video from the Internet (for example from Lecture2Go, YouTube, or a similar website).

Inserting videos from your computer

Note: Instructions for this function will be added shortly.

Inserting images from the Internet

Files for uploading must not be larger than 48 MB each. We therefore recommend that you insert videos that have already been uploaded on other platforms. Again, you have multiple options:

  1. You can insert a video by providing a direct link. This could be the URL of a video on your personal homepage, for example. Make sure that the link has a file extension. This means that it must end in “.mp4” or something similar.
  2. It could also be a YouTube link (in the format “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...”).
  3. Alternatively, you can embed an “HTML5 code,” for example from Lecture2Go.
    This tutorial demonstrates the process using a YouTube video.

Paste the YouTube link (format as described above) into the field labeled “From URL / Video Tag.” As with images, you can specify the size of the video. We recommend that you leave the box next to “Keep ratios” checked to prevent distortion. Now, click “OK” (Fig. 11).

Fig. 11: Inserting a YouTube video

Click “Save” to finish editing. The video will be inserted into your preferred section of the description (Fig. 12).

Fig. 12: Completing the editing process