How do I add media files to my site?

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If you want to add an audio or video file to your site you can follow these instructions.

Please keep in mind the supported file types

Audio: ogg, wav, mp3, mp4, aac
Video: ogv, webm, mp4

1) Launch Sitebuilder and open the page on which you wish to place the media file.

2) Click on the insert button and then hover the mouse over YouTube.


3) Select Video Player or Audio Player as appropriate. You will then be able to upload the media file from your computer. Supported formats are listed above.

4) With the media file uploaded you can now drag the element to where you
would like it displayed on your webpage. You can also use the properties manager on the right for additional options.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled audio clips set to play when activated only but, in Chrome they play automaticall....

I installed audio files as directed. On Chrome the audio plays automatically when a page is open. Not set up to do this. Have players for viewers to click on. Seems like the audio works ok on Internet Explorer. Looking for the fix. Thx.
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You must delete the media player you have and add it back using this topic. Do not use the More button on the Insert menu. You will see a difference in the player displayed in the editor.

If you add the file correctly it will look like the bottom player.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled My site plays ALL of my original songs at one time, does so automatically. How do....

I have a number of my original songs posted on my site, which is kevinmmurphy.homestead.com Lately when I go to to that page ALL of those songs start playing at once.  How do I fix that?
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Delete each one and add it back as described in this topic. It will replace the old media player with the new one.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how do I add a video to my site?.
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You can also use YouTube if you prefer.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled all music files on page play simultaneously.

whenever I open a page on my music website, all of the music file media players on the page play at once. If i then turn them all off and select an individual music file to play, it crashes after a minute. please help! thank you
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Jay0564, remove the meida files from the page and then add them back, following the instructions at the top of this page. You should see a different looking media player on the page.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled HMTL5 Videos.

I am trying to post a video to our website and it says it can only post a HTML5. The video I have in not in that format. Is there another format that I can use and it pay automatically when someone comes to website?
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The supported formats are listed at the top of the page.
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You can convert the image, or try Youtube
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adding Media Files Error.

I have a media file on my website, when opening it state that there is an error and google should search for windows media player plugin for firefox, but I am using chrome. How can I fix this?
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Browsers are dropping support for these types of media files and plug in based players. You will need to convert the media file to mp4 and delete the current one. Use the instructions at the top of this page to add the new media player that does not require a plug in.
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Good Morning,

I am trying to use the mixed content design and upload a video that I have on my computer I am trying to see how I can accomplish that as everything I try to do is asking for vimeo and youtube. Can someone direct me to the correct way to accomplish this as I do not see where I can change the video player to where I can just upload from my computer.
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Hello Kandie7481

The instructions in this post are for a builder we used to use, but is not used for new sites. The builder you are on does not allow video uploads. You will need to go through either Vimeo or Youtube and upload your video there.
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So there is no way to do it without a third party?
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Correct.

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