Adding javascript social widgets and advertising.

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Adding javascript to your vidmeup site for social widgets and advertising.

facebook, twitter, google+ etc, widgets and buttons are an excellent way to promote your vidmeup site! – or if you are looking to monetize your site with advertising snipets here’s how to do it.

To add a social widgets and javascript to your vidmeup site facebook you need to place the codes the third party site provides – into a custom theme, to set up a custom theme is easy see this post…http://www.vidmeup.com/developers/2012/12/vidmeup-custom-themes/

then simply cut and paste the code usually javascript and a snippet into a theme in testing mode.

  • login into dashboard

  • sitemanager

  • modify custom theme in “testing mode”

  • place the code in the desired place on your layout in a <div> tag (we suggest you place on “index.vmu” so the widget appears on every page.

  • and then click “save changes”

  • don’t forget to then set your theme as “private”

  • select your custom theme and save changes to use that theme

 

Here is an example of the facebook button below the the video list.

 

 

 

 

 

vidmeup custom themes

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If the many vidmeup themes are not to you taste you can create a custom theme in the theme sandbox.

To create a custom theme, you can download the source of the theme you are using and then under the tab “Custom Themes” and make edits to the layout and css in “testing mode”.

  • Go to “Site Manager”
  • “My Custom Themes”
  • download base HTML template
  • then upload that zip – give it a title, tags and add a theme image
  • make your edits to the layout and css in “testing” mode
  •  later you can take a screenshot of the page (“PrntScr” on windows) to give others a better idea of what the theme looks like
  • you can keep the theme private or set it to public for other vidmeup users


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Import youtube videos to vidmeup sites

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Step 1
First you’ll need to know what your YouTube username is. You can find this out by logging into YouTube, your username will appear in the top right corner:

Step 2
Enter your YouTube username into the text box in the Vidmeup Site Manager

That’s it!
That’s all you have to do, when you save your changes on the Site Manager page Vidmeup will fetch all your public YouTube videos and merge them in with your Vidmeup videos.

You can edit the title, description and keywords of any YouTube video, these changes are on Vidmeup only.

You can also delete a YouTube video, so it’ll no longer appear on your Vidmeup site, again this is on Vidmeup only.

Watch this visual video tutorial,

Embedding video on a vidmeup site

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Embedding a video from your vidmeup site is easy,
go to dashboard> site pages> chose a page to embed on.
in the description field in the wysiwig editor (What You See is What You get) however when it comes to code not so.
switch to view source mode and cut and paste the embed code that appears under the video.

This will place the video in a positon depending on your theme.

You may need to adjust the src attribute as well as the width and hieght, for example;

<iframe src="http://www.vidmeup.com/vid/yourvideo/720x480/" width="720"
 height="480" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>


after: <iframe src="http://www.vidmeup.com/vid/yourvideo/400x200/"
width="400" height="200" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>,

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you can further customize your theme to change the placement of this section,

create a custom theme and if you edit

index.vmu

look for

### home_content ###

this is the tag to move or style how you like to repositon the home page text field

you can also do this with third party video embeds from other video sharing sites.

 

 

Video Formats

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vidmeup accepts a wide range of video formats. You will find a list below of all the file types accepted – but bear in mind some video formats work better and are more compatible with certain computers, devices and software.
You can upload any of the following file types:
Windows Media Video(.AVI)
.WMV (windows)
.MOV (mac)
.MP4 (iPod/iPad/PSP)
.MPEG
.FLV (Adobe Flash)
3gp
You can also upload the following file types, however the quality will not be as good:
.3gp
.asf
.divx
.flv
.m4v
.mkv
.rm
.vob
If you do not think that your current video file format is recognised by vidmeup, you may get the best uploading results from converting your file to .FLV video with MP3 audio.

To convert any video format to one of the accepted formats, you may like to use free or commercial software to help convert your file. You can find this type of software easily by searching the web for a video converter.

If you are using Windows and you want to edit and convert a video, go to programs> Movie Maker, by default it saves projects as .MSWMM files. .MSWMM files are project files (which means that the file only contains the layout of your video and does not contain the final video itself). We do not accept .MSWMM files. To upload your Windows Movie Maker video to vidmeup, select the “Save to My Computer” option to save the file in an accepted format. You can then upload the generated file.

If you are using Apple you can use iMovie to do this and save as a .MOV file.

Keep in mind that each time you convert or “transcode” a video from one type of compression to another, there will be some loss in quality, similar to making a photocopy of a photocopy.

Avoid transcoding a highly compressed video into a format that is accepted, as this produces poor results. You’ll get better results by going back to your original video-editing software (where you initially edited the video) and re-exporting in a format such as MPEG4 or FLV with MP3 audio. If that is not an option, exporting the file as a RAW (uncompressed) video format, then encoding it in an external programme is another alternative.

 

 

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