How to insert a Video Presentation in an article

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Introduction

A video presentation may be used for a variety of purposes, such as a demonstration of how a software tool works, a field visit, or a webinar broadcasted to a large audience; in any case you can insert it in an article in Wikiagro following the guidelines below.

Format

To insert a Video Presentarion in WikiAgro, it is required for the video either to be in the flv (Flash Video) format, or to be hosted in an online video service such as YouTube®

Inserting a Video Presentation in an article

There are two ways you may use to insert a video presentation in an article; either uploading it directly to our servers, or to upload it to a third party video hosting service such as YouTube®, Vimeo®.

Using Youtube

In case you are working with GeoAgro. you may use a username and password provided by GeoAgro to upload videos to Youtube. If so, please contact GeoAgro at [mailto: [email protected] [email protected]] for assistance.

If you are not working with GeoAgro, you may access the Youtube website and set up your own free account.

Once your video is uploaded to youtube, you may insert it into any article by editing your entry, then switch to wikitext by clicking onWikitext.png and enter the following WikiText string:

<videoflash>"id"|800|600</videoflash> 

Where 'id'is the code in the youtube video page URL; it can be found after the string 'watch?v='

Using Vimeo

For videos longer than 10 minutes, you won't be able to use Youtube. If you are part of the GeoAgro Team, we suggest you to use our account in Vimeo, another video hosting service that will allow to upload such videos. If you are not part of the team, you may access the Vimeo website and set up your own free account.

Once your video is uploaded, you may insert it into any article by editing your entry, then switch to wikitext by clicking onWikitext.png and enter the following WikiText string:

{{#widget:Vimeo|id=ID|width=640|height=360}}

Where 'ID'is the code in the Vimeo video page URL; it can be found after the string 'http://www.vimeo.com/'

Upload to Wikiagro

You need to upload the video in .flv format, using the Special:Upload MediaWiki tool

Inserting the video

To embed the video in the article you need to edit your entry, then switch to wikitext by clicking onWikitext.png

Now position the cursor where you intend to insert the video, and add the code below

<flvplayer width="videowidth" height="videoheight" loop="false" autoplay="false" hidecontrols="false">"filename.flv"</flvplayer>