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Adding video to Activerain blog

I have finally figured it out, but it took the right tools.  Below are simple instructions for adding great video to your Activerain blog:

1. Taking a video using Flip Mino Camera is the simplest way I've found.

2. Create video using Flip's simple instructions, add music if desired, and save to Youtube using your strategically selected keywords for tags.

3. Write your blog on Activerain and save it to publish it.

4. Copy the code from Youtube on your video (this is an option you have while watching the video, either copying the code or the URL- for this purpose, take the code. Don't forget to share on Facebook and Twitter if you've created this wonderful video! Also send by email to friends right from Youtube!)

5. Return to your blog and edit it, going to the HTML tab you see at the top of the body (typically you are writing in WYSIWYG tab, but switch over to HTML tab.)

6. Paste the code between the paragraphs, where you want it.

7. SAVE!

8. Review the blog and enjoy!

Comment balloon 6 commentsStephanie Jacques • October 21 2009 09:17AM


Hi Stephanie!  Great post!  How long have you had your Flip Mino?  I've had mine for a few months and was loving it at first, then one day on a trip to the zoo with our family it just wouldn't work.  We called them and they told us how to reset it, but ever since it goes in and out of working and doesn't have HD quality anymore.  I'm debating taking it back to Best Buy, I bought the warranty for it.  Have you had any problems with yours?

I agree it was the easiest way to get video up on your blog, but I can't get mine to work all that often anymore. 



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) about 9 years ago
Too cool and thank you for the tutorial. I don't do video, but I may start.
Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) about 9 years ago

Excellent Stephanie.  This is what I love about AR, finding out about new methods, tools and friends in the AR community. It's nice to know we have each other's back.

Posted by Mercedes E. Santana, NYC Multifamily Properties (Santana Property Group) about 9 years ago

Hi Stephanie! I was so happy to see these helpful hints.  I wish I would have seen them the other night as I was trying to figure out how to add a Youtube video.  You explain very easily!  Thank you and have a good weekend.

Posted by Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR (COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON) about 9 years ago

Thanks for the straight forward instructions on how to add video.

Posted by Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque (eXp Realty) about 9 years ago

Thank you!! I have bookmarked the info and used this in my scavenger hunt too!

Posted by Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed! (eXp Realty) about 9 years ago

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