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How to Embed a Video Slideshow from YouTube and Vimeo

ProShow GoldProShow Producer and ProShow Web provide an easy way to share your slideshows on popular video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo.  These video sharing services handle everything from hosting your video, to providing the user with trouble free playback for various platforms.

One additional feature that is extremely powerful is the quick and easy way to embed your slideshow on various sites like blogs, personal websites and any other services that may support embedding of html code for native playback on a given webpage.

Simply create and then upload your video from ProShow to the video hosting service of your choice, grab the embed code provided by the service for your video and paste the code on your blog or website, it’s really that simple.

What is video embedding?

Video embedding is a popular way of physically inserting a video clip from a video hosting services so that it will play on the blog or website of your choice without having to worry about hosting the video or redirecting your viewer to a different page.  In return you maintain the user experience and focus on your video instead of the distraction that website redirecting can create for the viewer.

Here is an example of what embed code looks like provided by YouTube:

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/KjWctJ_gdFQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Here is how the video appears when using the above embed code on a blog or website:

As you can see, it’s easy to embed a video on your blog or website.

So now that you know what video embedding is, let’s jump right into the steps to embed from YouTube and Vimeo!

YouTube

  1. Upload your video to YouTube from ProShow Gold,Producer, or Web.
  2. Go to youtube.com and login to your YouTube account.
  3. Browse to the video you would like to embed.
  4. Click on the Share button found directly below the video, then click on Embed.
  5. Now copy the code that appears below the embed button and paste this code to your blog or webpage of your choice.

 

Vimeo

  1. Upload your video to Vimeo from ProShow Gold,Producer, or Web.
  2. Go to vimeo.com and login to your Vimeo account.
  3. Browse to the video you would like to embed.
  4. Click on the Share button located directly on the video in the top-right hand corner of the video.
  5. Now copy the code that appears inside the text box located directly under the word Embed and paste this code to your blog or webpage of your choice.

 

That’s it! Now your viewers can easily watch videos you have uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo directly on your blog or website.

 

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Brandon

As head of the technical support team at Photodex, Brandon makes sure customers are 100% happy and helped in a timely matter. He loves mountain biking, sports, and enjoys the Austin music culture!