July 3, 2010
Uploading videos on WordPress
a) FLV is the best format (flash)
b) Youtube and other such are a total nuisance given their low limits (100MB/10 minutes). Avoid them.
c) Veoh allows more than 10 minutes but requires a log on. A nuiscance, again.
d) BEST software for video editing: Videopad video editor (Ulead is good but old versions can't deal with new media). It can easily combine/splice FLVs as appropriate and convert to virtually any format.
(or try Freevideotoflash…. [DVDSOFT]
e) Make sure you install an appropriate plugin into WordPress. In my case I have used FLVEMBED (free)
f) Upload FLV on the server, and provide a POSTER (jpg) to act as the front end.
g) Insert the video by inserting as HTML: [flv:movie poster width height] where movie is the URL of the movie and poster the URL of the poster. A good width height setting is: 480 360. But if you are using on the right bar of the blog, shrink it.