How To Upload Audio and Video to Weebly site
You can upload Audio and Video to Weebly in two different ways. We will get into the advantages and disadvantages of both the methods later in this article. But first, the two methods:
- Weebly Pro users can upload audio and video directly.
Once you drag the Audio Player or Video Player on to the page, you will have the option to upload your audio / video file to your Weebly Page. Your visitors can just click and play directly.
- Weebly Free users can not use the audio or video player. But you can use third party embeds to accomplish this. For Video, you can upload your video to YouTube and use the YouTube element in Weebly to share it with your visitors. For Audio, use the SoundCloud which lets you upload several types of files and provides an embed code for you to add in a custom-html element in Weebly.
Each of the methods has their own advantages and disadvantages. Uploading audio or video to your site directly will play the files commercial free and without any limitations on number of files you can upload. It is a good choice for introductory videos or training videos where you need to deliver a message without interruptions and distractions. You can also password protect videos to be used for internal sales and marketing training etc which you do not want to post on YouTube. Same is the case with Audio. Uploading files to your site lets you take more control.
YouTube Videos play with inline commercials distracting your viewer’s attention. More often, YouTube pops up a competitor’s advertisement which may defeat the purpose of your video. SoundCloud limits the duration of audio tracks for free users. If you have a large number of files, you will have to upgrade to a paid version of SoundCloud.
The public repositories like YouTube have the advantages too. If it is an infomercial video, YouTube can bring in a large amount of viewers as opposed to the video on your site. You can also embed the same YouTube video at multiple sites. Viewers can easily share and recommend the videos to their friends. So, a YouTube video brings more publicity. Use the YouTube to generate leads. Use Direct Video on your site to convert those leads in to customers.
YouTube and SoundCloud are also compatible across multiple platforms. Direct audio does not play on mobile devices, but audio from SoundCloud plays well.