Ontraport can host your videos, making it easier than ever to embed your content onto Ontraport Pages! You no longer need to pay extra video hosting bills. You can upload your entire video series to Ontraport along with your membership site and course pages.
Even though high-production videos take a lot of effort to make, they’re an effective way to bring your brand to life and communicate with your audience. If you can swing it, swap your boring product guide with an engaging 3-minute video. (For example… that’s why we created this series for you!)
I’m going to talk about the two easy steps it takes to get your videos into Ontraport:
Upload your videos and
Embed them into Pages.
The first step is to Upload your video. In your Ontraport account, navigate to Administration.
Click on Video Manager inside of the Data tab. Once you’re there, click “AddNew Video” along the top. Here is where you name your video.
Quick side note before I move on: If you’re going to be uploading lots of videos, using well-thought-out naming strategies is a lifesaver! You can group videos in Ontraport based on things like course name, which makes them easy to find in the future.
Then you can sort videos based on different filters such as: Name contains “Interpersonal Communication Course.”
Once you’ve named your video, drag your video file into the space provided, or click “Browse Computer” and upload it from your computer.
It’s also important to mention here that Ontraport has a 200 MB cap on video size! So compress them down before uploading.
Once it’s done uploading, go back to your video collection. Depending on the size of your video, it might take a few minutes to encode. If it feels like it’s taking a long time, you can check on your video’s status here. Then, click on your video’s name to see a preview screen where you can watch the video.
When your video is uploaded, insert it into a page. Whether it’s a lead, sales, or membership page, the steps are the same.
Find and open the page where you want to embed the video. Locate the video element along the left side, and drag it into place. If you click on the element itself, you’ll see these settings along the left:
First up is the video provider. Drop this down and select Ontraport. This will show an “Add an Ontraport video” dropdown, where you can select the video you uploaded.
Next, you can decide if you want to turn the audio on or off by default. Audio can be particularly useful in informational videos but not-so-important in animations that show off a feature. The autoplay feature will work whether you choose audio on or off.
Once you’ve got your video embedded and ready to go, you can play around with some different display settings. I’ll cover three: video color, autoplay, and looping.
You can dim your video to normal, dark, and very dark. But when would you need to do this? Sometimes, dimming can help blend the video into your page. If the video is designed to be more of a supporting role, rather than the centerpiece of the page, a dimmed video will draw less attention.
Autoplay is exactly what it sounds like. Turning this setting on means the video will automatically play once the page loads. But there’s a little more to think about.
A loud noise starting without warning is, well, not cool. And the last thing you want to do is blow someone’s first impression of you because you’ve annoyed them.
Autoplaying a video with audio on is a dangerous game, and I wouldn’t recommend it in most cases.
Google Chrome even rolled out some settings that may block the autoplay functionality. So just know that not everyone will necessarily have the same page experience regardless of this setting. It’s entirely up to you, but be careful and consider split testing this kind of interactivity!
The third setting I’ll talk about is looping. Turning this on will make the video replay once it’s finished. It’s the same idea as autoplay: looping can be nice if the video doesn’t include words that will keep repeating. You don’t want to annoy people.
Now that you’ve embedded your video and adjusted it to your page, click Done to set the element settings. Then, save and publish your page.
That wasn’t so bad, right?
Alright, that covers Ontraport’s video hosting feature.
To recap, you learned how to upload videos, insert videos into Pages, and all about the video settings.
In other videos, I’ll cover how to upload different file types to Ontraport.