A Video On How To Embed A YouTube Video

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Several people (and one of my favorites) have questions about just HOW to add a YouTube video to their posts. Not everyone is familiar with HTML or embed code, so I thought the best way to help is to actually create and embed a video to demonstrate. I'm using Veoh.com for this, because their quality is better for viewing the text. [ the process for embedding from Veoh.com is exactly the same, by the way, but see my warning below ] Edit: If you can't see this top video, keep reading. It was uploaded at 9:05am PST.

For most uses, YouTube is fine (and certainly faster). Hopefully this will help. 

Online Videos by Veoh.com


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Here is what the same video looks like on YouTube.

I want to give you one warning about Veoh.com. As I write this, the video you see above is not finished loading - after 2 hours. You can imagine how much fun I'm not having waiting to take this post live.  The YouTube version was ready for viewing in 10 miinutes.

OK, another 30 minutes have gone by... so, I tried another service, vimeo.com, to see if the text was crisper. It was and here's another sample for you to view. Maybe Veoh will finish soon and I can post this thing. One of the things I liked about vimeo was how they updated me on the status of the video. Imagine why I'd be happy about that right now! Here is how they update you. 

vimeo update



Video On How to Embed A YouTube Video on Vimeo


OK... well, as much as I hate to do this, I'm posting this as is. It is now 12:28pm PST. As of this second, almost 3 1/2 hours later, the Veoh.com video is not done uploading. The quality, when done, will be excellent. Perhaps when you get to this post it will be there and all of this rambling will seem humorous. Or not. :) 

UPDATE: Some folks are having trouble on the PC, though I don't understand why. Nick has a work around posted here. 


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Brian Patton
Capital Realty Advisors, LLC - Alpharetta, GA

I have a new video blog site called:  http://www.RealEstateTipsandAdvice.com

ActiveRain members may post their videos on this site for free.  Just shoot a real estate video tip, host it on youtube and send it to us.  We'll even put a link to your website. 

Any questions, catch me on my google voice 814 634 4848.

Aug 27, 2009 02:33 PM #111
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Thanks Jeff, I am off to the races now to post my first video to AR.

Sep 01, 2009 01:41 AM #112
Brian & Val Mayer
RE/Max One | Sellers Agent - Huntingtown, MD
Listing Specialist | Realtor in Calvert County MD

Great work Jeff, I tried it and it works great! Keep up the good work!

Dec 16, 2009 02:59 AM #113
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

Thanks for this post. I am looking to do this and found this post on the search!

Mar 03, 2010 03:18 PM #114
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Hey man, I am just starting to fool around with video after all this time and saw a featured post about the subject that referenced your post here so I figured I would just visit the original. Thanks!
Jun 11, 2010 12:23 AM #115
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

This is one of the few things I actually know how to do with video. 

Jun 11, 2010 08:11 AM #116
Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin
C2 Financial - San Diego, CA
C2 Financial

Jeff,  Your tutorial is fantastic...but AR post site has changed since you made it.  There is no update or save button in the HTML window.  It says it auto saves, but I lose everything when I go back to the post.  Any suggestions?

Jun 28, 2010 04:14 AM #117
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Hey Deb...

You have to manually save on WYSIWYG before switching over to HTML. Relying on auto save is risky business. Hope that helps :)


Jun 28, 2010 01:35 PM #118
Steve Sandoval
Hacienda Heights, CA

Wow, just noticed the original blog posting date, truly "An Oldie, but Goodie".

Thanks for the info.

Jul 13, 2010 09:18 PM #119
sandra valdes
Avant Realty Group, LLC - Miami Beach, FL

thank you jeff!

Oct 11, 2010 12:38 PM #131
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Thank you so much - I just watched your really easy video, and have just done my inaugural post with a YouTube video!

Oct 18, 2010 07:43 AM #132
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Now, here I see plenty of examples of a YouTube video being uploaded to comments, but I can't figure out how to do it...HELP!!!

Nov 21, 2010 01:44 PM #133
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Here you go William...

The Lowdown On Embedding Video In A Comment

Sorry it took so long. Life happens, even to me :)



Nov 24, 2010 07:22 AM #134
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL


I think my next project will be to learn to make video tutorials. I need a challenge to stay at the top of my game. Stagnating is not an option in my world :)


Nov 24, 2010 07:23 AM #135
Jeff Link
Asheville, NC
"Your Asheville Real Estate Link"

 Key ingredients to make video tutorials. Mac + iMovie + Keynote + Screenflow = great video tutorials. :)

Nov 24, 2010 07:42 AM #136
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

With a show of hands...

Who thinks my pal Jeff Link should buy me a Mac for Christmas. Lol :)


Nov 24, 2010 08:25 AM #137
Jeff Link
Asheville, NC
"Your Asheville Real Estate Link"

TLW, What address do you want you're Big Mac sent to?

Nov 26, 2010 04:20 PM #138
Deborah Bly
RE/MAX Space Center - League City, TX
RE/MAX Realtor

Great video and was happy to go try it out but A/R has changed their posting arrangement. It is not auto-saving and I must be missing the band wagon because I can't find a save button anywhere.

Jan 21, 2011 02:24 PM #139
Robert Lei
Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410 - Sunnyvale, CA
Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell


Jan 27, 2011 07:21 PM #140
Virginia Cheezum
F. C. Tucker Company - Indianapolis, IN

Just what I needed this morning - thanks for taking the time to do this for us!

Feb 25, 2011 12:50 AM #141
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