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gavinrsa

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Dec 31, 2007
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Sacramento, CA
Firstly, I am a complete novice at web design. At present I am using Wordpress and using Bluehost as my hosting site and I have created a FTP account on Bluehost. My problem is I cannot get video clips to show on my website, I am trying to use Flowplayer and don't know how to find the URL that links the videos uploaded to my FTP site on my website.
 

Canubis

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Oct 22, 2008
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It's a bit hard to answer this without any more information. If you uploaded it with the wordpress meda manager you should have the url there.

If you uploaded over ftp, do you have a domain name for your hosting? Your ftp access should by default point to the root where your domain name like abcd.com points to. So if you upload the video right there your video should be accessable as abcd.com/video.mp4 or something like that.
 

waloshin

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Oct 9, 2008
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Firstly, I am a complete novice at web design. At present I am using Wordpress and using Bluehost as my hosting site and I have created a FTP account on Bluehost. My problem is I cannot get video clips to show on my website, I am trying to use Flowplayer and don't know how to find the URL that links the videos uploaded to my FTP site on my website.
Upload them to youtube then all you have to do is post the youtube url in your post.
 

Consultant

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Upload videos to YouTube or Vimeo, etc. And embed it.

The hosts are "unlimited" nominally. When you start using lots of bandwidth they'll cut you off or make it so slow you can't use it for video.
 

waloshin

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Upload videos to YouTube or Vimeo, etc. And embed it.

The hosts are "unlimited" nominally. When you start using lots of bandwidth they'll cut you off or make it so slow you can't use it for video.
Its not the bandwidth that they stop you on, they use cpu throttling instead which stops the site sometimes for 9000 seconds a day if you use a lot of cpu power.

And wordpress does not allow video embedding anymore.
 

notjustjay

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Sep 19, 2003
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Canada, eh?
I uploaded via FTP in bluehost
Did you change to a particular directory before you started the FTP upload? If not, then it's probably in your home directory. I don't know what folder structure Bluehost uses so you'll have to ask someone else for specifics, but you could try, at least, a URL like http://www.domain.com/videofilename.mp4. Paste that right into your browser and if your video starts to play or download, you've got the correct URL.

In the future if you intend to use FTP you could consider creating a folder somewhere on your domain, say "videos", and then making sure to change to it in FTP before you upload. Your future video URLs would then look like http://www.domain.com/videos/myvideo.mp4.

Personally for my website I have a YouTube channel where I send the videos to and then just link/embed from my WordPress site.

And wordpress does not allow video embedding anymore.
Video embedding works fine on WordPress installations running on your own hosted domain.
 

gavinrsa

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Dec 31, 2007
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Sacramento, CA
Did you change to a particular directory before you started the FTP upload? If not, then it's probably in your home directory. I don't know what folder structure Bluehost uses so you'll have to ask someone else for specifics, but you could try, at least, a URL like http://www.domain.com/videofilename.mp4. Paste that right into your browser and if your video starts to play or download, you've got the correct URL.

In the future if you intend to use FTP you could consider creating a folder somewhere on your domain, say "videos", and then making sure to change to it in FTP before you upload. Your future video URLs would then look like http://www.domain.com/videos/myvideo.mp4.

Personally for my website I have a YouTube channel where I send the videos to and then just link/embed from my WordPress site.



Video embedding works fine on WordPress installations running on your own hosted domain.
I don't want to link a URL to youtube... What I actually want is for the clip to show up on my Wordpress page and then play it from there like they show up in youtube i.e. not a hyperlink. any ideas....
 

DaveTheRave

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May 22, 2003
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I don't want to link a URL to youtube... What I actually want is for the clip to show up on my Wordpress page and then play it from there like they show up in youtube i.e. not a hyperlink. any ideas....
That's what embedding a video does. You see it on your page even though it's really on YouTube or Vimeo.
 

gavinrsa

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Dec 31, 2007
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Sacramento, CA
That's what embedding a video does. You see it on your page even though it's really on YouTube or Vimeo.
I don't want my videos on youtube, they are already on the Bluehost FTP site, I would like to access them from Bluehost. For instance I would like to see a Quicktime player type screen on my web page.
 

waloshin

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Oct 9, 2008
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I don't want my videos on youtube, they are already on the Bluehost FTP site, I would like to access them from Bluehost. For instance I would like to see a Quicktime player type screen on my web page.
 

yuranga

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Jan 27, 2012
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Australia
I think you should follow some simple steps to get the URL:

1.Just go to your ftp file.
2.Right click on your ftp file and copy link address.
3.Open a new tab in the browser window.
4.Remove the first domain name,rest that is remaining,Url is the video URL.

Thanks,
 
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