Inserting videos and online media

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Inserting videos and online media

Inserting a video is basically as easy as inserting a graphic. Just click in the editor where you want to insert the video, click on the Media tool in Write > Insert, then select the type of video you want to insert and proceed with the dialog displayed.

Please see About using video files for important information on using video files in your projects and support for video in the various publishing formats!

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If you want to be sure that videos play reliably, use Flash video or online video services for CHM files, MP4 video or online services for WebHelp and M4V or online services for ePUB (Apple iBooks only).

Tutorial project:

For more detailed examples see the Interactive Media tutorial project that you can find in the My HelpAndManual Projects\Examples folder in your Documents directory. It is also accessible directly in the Welcome screen available at the top of the Project Explorer on the left.

Click to expand/collapseChoosing the right video format for maximum reliability
Click to expand/collapseInserting YouTube and Vimeo videos and Prezi animated presentations
Click to expand/collapseCustom web content from other sites
Click to expand/collapseInserting local video files stored on your computer
Click to expand/collapseHow to insert videos stored online using the Local Video option
Click to expand/collapseHow to embed video from other video sharing sites
Click to expand/collapseInserting demo and tutorial videos from Camtasia and Captivate
Click to expand/collapseConverting videos to M4V for iBooks/ePUB

See also:

About using video files