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Can you upload videos to instructables without embedding them form youtube etc.? Answered

I want to upload a video straight to instructables. I don't  want to embed it for a video site such as youtube or vimeo. Is it possible, and if it is, how can I do it?
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Vyger
Vyger

Best Answer 9 years ago

I did it that way several years ago. I believe that you still can, however if the video files have any size to them it can be pretty slow to view them. They have to download completely before they can play unlike youtube which streams them.

You can see what I am talking about by looking at my instructable that I did that way.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-In-Touch-With-Your-Inner-Chip/

If you do want to do it that way all you have to do is upload the video the same as you would a picture. It says "upload files" and that includes a video format. Mine were in Quicktime format because that is how my camera made them.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

It is possible, as long as the video file is not too large.

However, for readers to view the video, they would then need to download it and play it via suitable media playing software. This tends to put people off, especially the more paranoid members, who will not like the idea of strange files lurking in their systems. Plus, if the video is on (say) YouTube, it will also serve to drive a few more views to your project.

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

9 years ago

In theory, yes. In practice, it usually doesn't work. Please refer to an earlier discussion:

https://www.instructables.com/answers/i-have-trouble-uploading-my-videos/

I posted a 10-second video to Flickr and from there uploaded it to my Instructables Library. It looked like it loaded, but still did not work. I ended up just posting to YouTube and embedding the link. That works and is far less frustrating.