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Hi

We currently have a 7.0 site so I'm testing a 7.1 as we want to be able to add a video to the home page but directly from the website not hosted on Youtube or other.

Now that we are testing the 7.1 site I see we can only add videos to a video page. Then I searched the forum and found someone uploaded to the video page then found the url and added this but I can not get that to work.

Is it possible to add a video to the home page not via Youtube?

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Bel

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On 4/10/2022 at 11:12 PM, BelHardman said:

We want to be able to add a video to the home page but directly from the website not hosted on Youtube or other. Is it possible to add a video to the home page not via Youtube?

For the time, if you upload a video to Squarespace it cannot be shown in a Video Block. However, on Squarespace 7.1 you can add the video as a section "background video", for example as a banner video on a home page. Of course it must be 60 seconds or less and will not play with sound.

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1 hour ago, BelHardman said:

My Video has sound and is 4.5mins long. 

Does that mean it's not possible?

Correct. Squarespace haven't provided a way to to upload a 4.5min video directly to Squarespace and place it on a standard page with other content. At least not yet! If you upload it to Vimeo or YouTube you can add it to a page using a Video Block or an Embed Block.

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22 hours ago, paul2009 said:

Correct. Squarespace haven't provided a way to to upload a 4.5min video directly to Squarespace and place it on a standard page with other content. At least not yet! If you upload it to Vimeo or YouTube you can add it to a page using a Video Block or an Embed Block.

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Thanks for confirming. We currently have it on Youtube but feel it would look better hosted on site. Hopefully SS will make this possible soon.

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Bel

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