YouTube’s for sharing videos, right? So that big Upload button in my YouTube account will be for uploading video files. What else could it be for?
The surprising answer is that it’s now a place we can go to not just upload videos we’ve already made, but upload images and use them to create new video slideshows. And those slideshows seem to be much more accessible, displaying on mobile phones and tablets, including Apple ones, when PhotoPeach’s Flash-based slideshows don’t work. If you’ve used PhotoPeach, you’ll find the process is very similar:
- upload your images
- arrange them as required
- add music if you want
- tweak timing, slide effect and transition as required – your changes preview immediately
- upload the video you’ve made
If you’d like to go further, you can use the YouTube Video Editor, accessed in the same place, to edit your slideshow videos in a simple editor that’s very similar to MovieMaker.
Embedding YouTube videos in your WordPress site is just a matter of pasting the video URL (web page address) into the blog post where you want it to appear. All going well, you’ll see the embedded video in the editor, but this may depend on your browser.
Here’s an example:
More information: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1696878?hl=en-GB