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How do I insert a video into my page?

We recommend Vimeo for inserting all video content into web pages. Vimeo offers the highest standard, cleanest and easiest to use tools for uploading and sharing your videos on the web.

Step 1: If you do not already have a Vimeo account, sign up for a Vimeo account for free.

Step 2: Upload your videos using Vimeo’s easy to use controls. Refer to Vimeo Basics to help you get started.

Step 3: Once your video has been uploaded, visit your video page in your Vimeo account area and click the Embed link for your video.

Embed Vimeo Video

Vimeo Embed Controls Step 4: You can customise the way your video will embed before copying the embed code.

We recommend the default settings in general, but stress the importance of setting the width – the value outlined in red to the left.

If your video is wider than the page, or area of the page, that you are inserting your video into you must change the width to suit.

Once you change the width, the height of your video will adjust automatically to maintain the correct ratio for your video.

After adjusting your width as required, copy the embed code provided.

Step 5: Paste the embed code into your page content and save your page. This might be a page in your Aarfie Site controls, the description area for a Big Cartel product or any area that translates to your web space content.

You should ensure that you paste your code on a new line, i.e.

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/19633535?byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="300" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe>

…separate from your text or other content.

Additional Reference

Last Modified: 1st February, 2011