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Bongo4U: How do I upload a video or media file to a page?

Login to Bongo4U Admin Mode and go to the page for which you want to make changes by clicking that page's link in the navigation or by using the "Pages..." option on the admin menu.

Supported video or embedded media file types are:

  • Flash (.swf)
  • Shockwave (.dcr)
  • Quicktime (.mov, .qt, .mpg, .mp3, .mp4, .mpeg)
  • Real Media (.rm, .ra, .ram)
  • Windows Media (.avi, .wmv, .wm, .asf, .asx, .wmx, .wvx)

Click the "Block: WYSIWYG" link to edit your page's content. Determine the location on the page where you want the video inserted and click in that location (move your cursor to the insert location). Click the Media Manager icon (a picture of movie film) to open the Media Manager in a new pop-up window.

(Note: If the Media Manager window does not open, then you probably have pop-ups disabled. Check for a message near the top of the page from your web browser and select the option that enables pop-ups from the current site (permanently) so that you can edit your WYSIWYG page content. Once enabled, you might need to click on the Media Manager icon again.)

Click the "Get Media" link. You will see the "Select or Upload Embedded Media" window. You will see a list of all media files you have already uploaded to your site. To link to one of these existing files, just click the filename. To upload a new file, click the "Upload" tab near the top and follow the instructions under the "Upload" tab.

After you have uploaded and/or selected the media file to insert, you will be returned to the first pop-up window (where the "Get Media" link is). The Type dropdown box will automatically adjust to show the type of media file that has been selected. You should enter the display dimensions (width X height) that you want to use when this media is played. Enter the width and height in pixels. It will default to a very small 100 x 100 size if nothing is entered. In addition, you may optionally review or update any of the parameters under the "Advanced" tab. When done, click the [Insert] button near the bottom of the window and the code to play your media file will be added to your page at the insert location.

To add to another media file on the same page, move the cursor to the next insert location, click the Media Manager (movie film) icon, click the "Get Media" link and do it again.

Once you are done selecting videos to play, save the changes to your WYSISYG block by clicking the [Save Changes] button.

Remember to test your media files to ensure that they work as expected.

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