Adding self-hosted videos (not on YouTube)

We have just released the ability for you to skin your own self-hosted videos. So let’s say you have a video that is not permitted on YouTube for whatever reason, you can set up your own server on your own CDN or web host to serve the mp4 video through your custom Empora video player skin.

To use, click on the new link that appears above the YouTube URL:

Once you click on that link, you’ll see the form change slightly like so:

Enter the video title and the path to the mp4 file. At this stage we will only support mp4 files. If you need to use other extensions for whatever reason, let us know through the contact form and we’ll see what we can do for you.

Once you click SKIN VIDEO, you’ll see the video appear in your list:

From here, you can go ahead and edit the player as normal. Note that there is no automatically generated thumbnail, so you’ll see a black screen at the start unless you set the URL for your custom thumbnail.


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