This morning I was pleasantly surprised to find a new advertiser had signed on to my blog. The guys at Automattic have placed an ad for VideoPress, and I had to admit that I had briefly looked at the service but hadn’t done anything with it yet. I guess this was a good time to change that, and to be honest, I’m impressed.
I’ve made a short video, which covers how to get your VideoPress account on WordPress.com, how to install the VideoPress plugin and how to then insert a video into your post (make sure to click on HD in the upper right if your bandwidth allows for it):
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As you can see this video is 1280×720, aka HD, and you get unlimited plays, all the bandwidth is “on” Automattic. You also get pretty detailed stats about your video, even with the total number of minutes played, and a whole lot more. The complete feature list is best gotten on the VideoPress support page.
As you can see these video’s come with default embed codes, just hover over the video and click on embed in the upper left:
So thanks, Automattic, for supporting yoast.com and for making such a cool service available.
Note: even though the link above has a tracking code, I didn’t get paid for this post in any other way than that Automattic advertises with a 125×125 button here. I bought my own VideoPress upgrade when I was shooting this video.