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4 years, 4 months 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
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.
Thanks, but I want to avoid Utube.
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
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.
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
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.