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Prepping HD Video (High Definition) for Facebook and Youtube:

There are few tutorials on the web, that give more detailed info on using software to prep HD video.
If you know how to use a video program such as “Premiere“, “AfterEffects” or “Final Cut Pro“, your really going to need the proper settings that are recognized by the social media sites.

In simple form, the output video should be:

– 1920 x 1080

– H.264 (codec compression)

– Audio 44 (AAC)

– Stereo

– size kept under 1 GB

Once you have this file formatted in this output, as you upload to YouTube of Face book, the site uploader will recognize your file as HD.

Usually this is also indicated by the pull downs on the video that show different sizes to play it by.
In YouTube….the 4 arrow icon should now default to HD on play (full screen)

In Face book…it has a similar operation but in essence it will automatically add that little [HD] symbol Continue reading Prepping HD Video (High Definition) for Facebook and Youtube:

Worpdress Homepage that shows HTML Excerpts, thumbnails and videos – How to?

Customizing my homepage in wordpress to show excerpts while also including videos and html tags

By using a little code change and the use of 2 plugins, I was able to customize my homepage (frontpage) to include a nice use of html tags and my embedded videos. Why the video part was important to me was that I was getting less video plays when they were only available on the full posts. Alot of my video traffic came from my front page announcements which was easier for the users to click and play. So I had to come up with a solution that included excerpts, videos showing and thumbnails……..not easy

The good news is I worked thru all the parameters to a really easy solution


01– Open up your file,  loop.php and change the following page code (backup up just in case)

– do a search for “the_content()” and replace with “the_excerpt()”
– this will set up “excerpts” instead of full posts for your homepage (only)

02– Add plugins below and note instructions:

Want to see a visual example of this? Check out HTML exceprts with thumbnails and video here

PLUGIN:”ADVANCED EXCERPT” (location once installed     dashboard->plugins–>Excerpt)
On bottom where it says more tags, make sure and add “param”, “div”, “object” to list
– now uncheck “div” and “img” (you uncheck markup that you don’t want showing)
– this will put your video on the front home page, the “div” will be removed so it doesn’t look odd

Need to add youtube / vimeo or daily motion to excerpt?
In plugin :”ADVANCED EXCERPT”, make sure and add these tags, leave them “checked” Continue reading Worpdress Homepage that shows HTML Excerpts, thumbnails and videos – How to?