When building a website using Microsoft Expression Web, many users new to the product reach a wall when they wish to add video to the site. There are several ways to add video to a Web page using Expression Web, but the easiest for most new users would be to simply use a code that is copied and pasted into the code portion of the Web design screen, and change the filename to match that of the video. For this to work, the video file must also be imported to the website's folder in Expression Web.
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Things you need
- Microsoft Expression Web
Open the file for the website that is the intended target for the video using Expression Web. If the Web page has not been designed yet, design the page first to ensure objects are placed in the right locations on the final product.
Go to "File" and select "Import." A box will pop-up and from here select "Import File" or "Import Folder" depending on whether the video is a single file or is in a folder with other videos that are going to be added to the site. Click "Browse" and find the file or folder within the computer, then click "OK." The file or folder will appear in the left among other folders being used with this particular website.
In the workspace, click on "Code View" or "Split View" and put the cursor in the location the video will be. "Copy" the following code and then "Paste" to that spot, where the cursor is:
<object id="media1" height="200" type="video/x-ms-wmv" width="200">
<param name="filename" value="your_video.wmv" />
Change "your_video.wmv" to the name of the file containing the video that should go in that spot. "Save" the project.
Tips and warnings
- If more than one video are embedded on a single Web page, autostart may be a problem. To fix this, add the following to the code, after the file name but before the brackets:
- .... "your_movie.wmv" autostart="false" />
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