Working with images and graphic elements
Last updated 4/30/2011
You can insert videos that are saved on your computer, videos available on the Internet, or videos on your website. You
can also insert a video of certain file types from a still camera, video camera, or a video editor such as Movie Maker or
iMovie into your web page. Some file types that you can use include QuickTime (MOV and QT), video files (MP4,
MPG, or MPEG), AVI, and Windows Media (WMV).
When you edit and save videos for your website, save the videos for the web, so that they are compressed.
1 Place the insertion point where you want the video to appear in your draft.
2 Select one of the following options:
• Insert > Video > From My Computer
• Insert > Video > From Website
• Insert > Video > From Internet
The Select Video, Browse For Video, or Choose Video On Website dialog box appears.
Note: You can also drag the video from another application. To do this, reduce the size of the Contribute application
window so that you can also see the application that contains the video you plan to drag. In the other application,
select the video and drag the video to your Contribute draft where you want the video to appear.
3 Navigate to and select the video file to insert, and then click Open, or OK.
Note: If you insert MOV file types in Contribute, your website visitors must have the QuickTime player installed to
view the video on a Windows computer. If you insert WMV file types, your website visitors must have the Windows
Media Player installed to view the video in Mac OS.
A video placeholder appears in your draft.
Note: You may not be able to insert a video that exceeds the size restrictions that your Contribute administrator
specifies for your user role. For more information, talk to your Contribute administrator or see “Specify setting options
for file placement” on page 308.
The video does not play in the draft; you must publish your draft to play the video.
The default video display in Contribute for all video files (except for an FLV file) is 320 x 240. For an FLV file,
Contribute detects the display size of the FLV file and displays it in the same size as the FLV file. If Contribute
cannot detect the size of your FLV file, the video display is 320 x 240.
Set video properties
You can set properties for videos you insert into your web pages.
Note: To edit properties for a SWF file, see “Set SWF movie properties” on pag e152.
1 Select the video placeholder in your draft.
2 Double-click the video placeholder, or select Format > Video Properties.
Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the video placeholder and select Video Properties.
Depending on the file you insert, a Video Properties dialog box appears.