where to upload video to find it in media (7 posts)

  1. christeas
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Where do I upload a video 25mb from my PC into my WP site so I can find it in the media?
    Thank you for your time

  2. OurWebSupport
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Christeas.. One way you could show a video in your wordpress is to upload the video to your youtube account. Then you just click on the share button under the video in youtube and copy the link into your wordpress page or post.

  3. christeas
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, but I want to avoid Utube.

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Self hosting video is problematic... but...

    Are you trying to upload through ftp?
    Some time ago I had success doing that, and using this plugin to get WP to recognize the uploads

    But then you need a video player
    I used that a LONG time ago to display a self hosted video

  5. neo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Usually all media files are uploaded at the folder located here


    If you are uploading using FTP software, you will have to locate the folder above.

  6. hummvee
    Posted 3 years ago #

    via web interface Drag/Drop UI the video goes to the media library, internally stored in wp-uploads or any other location you provided, in your media settings, with modern browsers being used you can use html5 video element to show video on a post or page https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jw-player-plugin-for-wordpress/
    see w3c html5 documentation for video element

  7. christeas
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you all for your time and help. I used ftp to upload the video 25mb
    to wp-content/uploads/ but it does not show up when I go to media. The same results with add from server.

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