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Embedding videos hosted on my server into Google Sites

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Gurus,

A user has a number of videos they would like to insert into their Google sites page. Google Sites has a 10gig limit which I guess has become a problem.

What I have done is insert a code wrapper onto the page and then use the code found here:

http://www.walkernews.net/2008/01/11/how-to-embed-flv-flash-in-wordpress-or-html/

or the instructions that come with the JW Player found here:

http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/jw-player/jw-player-for-flash-v5

I can't seem to get it working.

What I need is a format that works, if possible, with Macs, PCs and (is it asking to much?) with iPads.

I have tried setting the file to http://mywebsite.com/user/video.flv or mp4 or wmv or whatever. I can open WMAs directly from that folder in a browser so it doesn't seem to be permissions.

Any help is appreciated!

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What I need is a format that works...

Ignore Flash if you want to display movies on an iThing.

Outside of that, make life easy for yourself with Code Wrapper for Google Sites.

This page shows a series of examples in order to get many different types of embedded code running.
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by:Michaelj42
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GregArnott, thanks for pointing me in the correct direction. Here is the final result that seems to work well. I don't think it works with the iThings but oh well.

1. Downloaded JW Player from www.longtailvideo.com and put it in a folder called jwplayer in my webroot.
2. Exported my video as an flv with a preview jpg using FreeStudio's Free Video to Flash Converter from www.dvdvideosoft.com.
3. On the Google Sites page went to insert>More Gadgets and inserted the Code Wrapper.
4. Used this code:

<object classid='clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000' width='640' height='480' id='single1' name='single1'>

<param name='movie' value='http://www.myserver.com/jwplayer/player.swf'>
<param name='allowfullscreen' value='true'>
<param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'>
<param name='wmode' value='transparent'>
<param name='flashvars' value='duration=207&file=http://www.myserver.com/subfolder/video.flv&image=http://www.myserver.com/subfolder/video.jpg'>

<embed type='application/x-shockwave-flash' id='single2' name='single2' src='http://www.myserver.com/jwplayer/player.swf' width='640' height='480' bgcolor='undefined' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true' wmode='transparent' flashvars='duration=207&file=http://www.myserver.com/subfolder/video.flv&image=http://www.myserver.com/subfolder/video.jpg' />

</object>
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