Hello! I'm surprised that I haven't found a straight forward response yet that this is possible. I'm using Omeka 2.0.
I want to embed videos into my item records. We'll be uploading these 350 MB videos to our server and then just embedding them into the page. Is there a way to do this?
I'm also experimenting to see if I can embed a Vimeo video in an item. One thread I read suggested pasting the embed code in the description field. I then went into my settings and allowed iframe. No dice!
With Omeka 2.0, you should be able to add videos to Items directly and have them display, just like you would with images.
As for Vimeo, I expect that it's all the extra stuff in their iframe that's making Omeka not like them. The more extreme route is to uncheck the box for HTML filtering, which will allow anything through.
As in, just uploading the files? I thought about doing that, but with the file size, I think about how long it'd take to upload each video this way.
I just unchecked the HTML filtering box in settings and I'm still just seeing the Vimeo embed code.
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!
Hmm. Yes, that could take some time. One option might be to wait until the CSVImport plugin is updated. That'd let you import the files to new items. It isn't quite ready yet, but it is in our top priorities. Either way, I guess, will involve some waiting!
On the embed code question, for whatever field you are dropping the embed code into, you'll need to tick the "Use HTML" box. Then, since you have raw HTML to copy in, instead of pasting it directly into the textarea, click the "HTML" button at the top right of the editing area. That pops open a window where you can directly enter the HTML.
I tried to make embedding a YouTube video work by following this thread, but it's strange: When I initially click the "HTML" button and directly enter the iframe code, then click Update, I see the video in my text box. But then, when I save and go to the Public View, it isn't there; then, when I return to Edit view to see what's up, the video and iframe code have disappeared!
I've tried embedding in Simple Pages and in Exhibit pages -- does anyone know what may be wrong? When I look at Godaisies' comment, for what did the trick, I see that Patrick wrote: "On the embed code question, for whatever field you are dropping the embed code into, you'll need to tick the "Use HTML" box ..." -- Patrick, can you walk me through exactly where I should tick that box?
For example, if I'm trying to embed a movie into a text box on an exhibit page, where exactly am I to tick the Use HTML box before going on to click the HTML button in the text box?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Funny, but when I copied the embed code from YouTube using a different method, it worked, so, I thought I'd come back & say what worked and what didn't.
When, in YouTube, I right-clicked on the movie and chose "copy embed html," it didn't work. But when I clicked "Share" and then copied the embed code that appeared, that worked: I was able to embed that into Omeka and am now blissfully seeing my movies appear.
Yay!! And, I guess, never mind!
For some reason, the process that you've described doesn't work for me. When I paste the embed code from YouTube into the HTML window of a field and click update, I do not see the video in my text box, as you did--I see a large frame, but it's blank, except for a tiny blank subframe in the middle of it. And in any case, after I save the change to my item record, I see none of what I've entered in the field--neither the video clip nor the embed code. Are there instructions somewhere else on this site for embedding YouTube videos in Omeka 2.0.3?
That's often a problem with the security settings in admin. Some HTML code might be being filtered out. Check under the security settings whether elements are being filtered, and what those elements are if so.
Great, thanks Patrick. This seems to have done the trick.