Videos are live, convincing and appealing. Sometimes you may find videos are way better to present information rather than merely using text or static content. Let's stop talking about all the whys, and assume you want to display a video on your website.
It's not a secret that mostly you find online videos through YouTube, which is a popular video sharing website. But even if you find a interesting video on YouTube, do you know how to add or embed a YouTube video on your blog or website?
Videos Increase Engagement?
Think about this. Would you prefer to read a novel or watch the adaptation as a movie? It depends, but more people would love to watch movies. 'Cause it's live. It could be more informative as it visualize content and visualization can easily grab attention of people.
Hence they prefer watching videos or view images instead of reading pages of text. A single image worth 1000 words. Then how about a video - a series of images?
If you want to reuse a video, you may download the specific video from YouTube and re-upload to your collection. Would you? You don't have to.
You don't need to download and upload YouTube videos again if you wanna reuse them on your blog or website. Even it may considered as a copyright violation.
YouTube offers embedding code for every video on YouTube, to ease displaying videos on external sources with relevant attributions. So displaying videos on your blog or website is way too easier than you have imagined.
Here's an embedded YouTube video live in action,
It's not restricted to videos. But also you can embed YouTube playlists as well.
Let's have a quick look and let me show you how to embed a YouTube video or playlist.
Embed a YouTube Video
i. Navigate to YouTube.
ii. Get to the video you want to display on your blog / website.
iii. Click on Share link beneath the video.
iv. Now you will see the Share panel.
v. Jump onto Embed tab within the panel.
vi. You can view the embed code for the video now. But don't grab the code just yet. Click Show More link to access the extra options available.
vii. Now you will have access to additional options along with the preview of video. Change necessary options and some options will reflect on the preview as well.
viii. Once you done with changing additional options, grab the updated embed code from the field above the video preview.
Embed a YouTube Playlist
It takes similar steps compared to embedding a video, but there is a few additional steps as well.
i. Navigate to YouTube.
ii. Get to the playlist you want to embed on your blog / website.
iii. If you're on the playlist page, click Share button.
Else if you are currently playing through the playlist, click on Share link beneath the video.
iv. Now you will notice the Share panel.
v. Switch to Embed tab.
vi. You can view the embed code for the playlist now. But let's customize the video player settings first. Click Show More link to access the extra options available.
vii. Now you can access additional options beneath the preview. Change options suite to your preferences, and some options will reflect on the preview as you change.
viii. Once you finish setting options, grab the code from the embed code field above the preview.