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The Cheaters Way to Add Screencasts to Your Posts

Reader-Quick-TipsThe following reader quick tip was submitted by Jon Symons from Step by Step Blog:

Tired of trying to get the kml flashembed plugin to work and not wanting the standard, pop up window anymore, I decided to figure out a low-tech way to embed Camtasia style screencast videos into a blog post.

Make your screencast in the normal way and upload it to your server. You’ll end up with something like:

http://stepbystepblog.com/howto/video/BasicInstallPlugin/BasicInstallPlugin.html

As the address of the video. Then go to code view, in WordPress for your post that you want the video to show up in and add this:

<iframe width=”430″ height=”500″ FRAMEBORDER=”0″ SCROLLING=”NO”

src=”http://stepbystepblog.com/howto/video/BasicInstallPlugin/BasicInstallPlugin.html“></iframe>

Just swap out the URL in the example with your actual video and tweak the size to fit the size of your video and size of your blog page width and you’re in business.

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Comments

  1. Luke Meshios says:

    That’s a real handy tip.

    thanks

  2. Eric Giguere says:

    This is exactly how AdSense ads get placed on your page, by the way. For embedding content fairly seamlessly, iframes work very well. You can also use an iframe to embed an Amazon aShop on a page, just like I did for The HDTV Shoppe. If you’re not enabling scrolling, though, you really need to know the height and width of the framed object for it to work really well, which is one of the problems with the Amazon aStore. But with videos that’s easy….