Although with WordPress it is possible to upload video directly to BUzz, we advise uploading to YouTube and then embedding the video within story – this way YouTube handles all the encoding for you and you will have a portfolio of all your video in one place.
To get the best quality from your video, it is advised to read these guidelines on Recommended encode settings for YouTube
Although this guide relates to uploading to YouTube, you can also upload to Vimeo if you prefer.
Open an internet browser and go to www.youtube.com
If you already have a YouTube, Gmail or Google account click on the Sign In button (top right-hand corner), login and start configuring your account and uploading videos.
If you don’t have an account, click on the Sign In button (top right-hand corner), click on the Add Account or Create An Account links (links will differ depending if someone has logged into YouTube/Google on your machine before).
To setup a YouTube account you will have to enter some personal details.
Once you have completed all necessary fields, proven you’re not a robot and accepted the YouTube terms and conditions, you click on Next Step to register your account.
Once your account is complete you are ready to begin uploading.
Once you are ready to add videos, click on the Upload link at the top of the screen. Here you can upload a single video, multiple videos (just hold down the cmd key and click on multiple files) or record straight from webcam. By default YouTube lets you upload videos of 15 minutes in duration, however longer videos can be added if you verify your account.
Once (or even during) the file is uploaded, some basic information needs to be added to provide viewers details about the video and make it easier to find in YouTube – for your video to be embedded in BUzz, it needs its visibility settings to be either Public or Unlisted – Private videos won’t be able to be embedded.
To view your uploaded videos, click on the menu in the top left-hand corner of the screen, select the My Channel link and click on the Videos tab.
Here you can view and edit all the video you’ve uploaded to YouTube
Always be sure you check your video from start to finish to ensure there were no errors whilst uploading.
To add your video to a Post on BUzz you have two options:
1. Right-click on the Video and select Copy Video URL – in the Visual Editor of your post, paste this URL on a blank line, WordPress will recognise it as a YouTube video as place the video within your post.
2. Click on the share button (underneath the video title) and select the Embed option. In here, if you click on the Show More link you can custom your embed (including its size) – once customised, copy the code and paste it into the Text Editor of your post where you want your video to appear.