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Embedding video

To embed a video on a page, first you need to upload the video to either lutube, youtube or vimeo.

Lutube

This service is suitable for videos which will only be embedded on your site, and are not intended for a wider audience. In order to upload videos using this service, you need to have a university account, or preferably a project account which is managed using a generic leeds.ac.uk email address (so videos are not uploaded using your personal account).

Embedding an lutube video using the lutube shortcode

Youtube

This service is suitable for videos which are intended to reach a wider audience. Videos need to be uploaded by staff in Communications to the University youtube channel, and need to be prepared with the university branding (introduction, watermark, etc.). Please contact Richard Ashby r.ashby@leeds.ac.uk.

Embedding a youtube video using the iframe shortcode

Vimeo

Vimeo is suitable for anything which doesn’t fit into the former two categories, and will require a vimeo account – preferably one which is managed using a generic leeds.ac.uk email address (so videos are not uploaded using your personal account).

Embedding a vimeo video using the vimeo shortcode

Video dimensions

Depending on where in the page the video is going to be embedded, you will probably need to adjust its width and height to fit. Videos are embedded using the dimensions 640px x 360px by default, but pages have the following dimensions:

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