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Chapter 9. Adding Multimedia and Web Components > Adding Videos or Animations

Adding Videos or Animations

Although you technically could add an hour-long training video to your Web site, there are precious few network connections fast enough to handle such a huge file. In practice, Web videos/animations are best kept small—things like logos with moving type or animated arrows. Just remember: a little motion goes a long way.

To insert a video or animation

1.
Switch to page view and click where you want the video or animation placed within a page.

2.
Choose Insert > Picture > Video (Figure 9.1).

Figure 9.1. To insert a video or animation, choose Insert > Picture > Video.


3.
When the Video dialog box appears, it will show all the files already in your Web site (Figure 9.2). If the video/animation you want isn’t listed, use the drop-down menus, folder icons, or buttons to navigate to the desired file.

Figure 9.2. The Video dialog box, which lists all of your current Web site’s files, also can be used to find a file on your hard drive or the Web itself.


4.
Once you find the file and return to the Video dialog box, click Open to insert the video/animation into the Web page (Figure 9.3).

Figure 9.3. Once the video/animation is inserted, FrontPage will display its first frame.


5.
Save the page with its new video/animation . If the file didn’t come from your current Web site, the Save Embedded Files dialog box will appear (Figure 9.4).

Figure 9.4. If the video/animation didn’t come from your current Web site, the Save Embedded Files dialog box will give you a chance to save it.


6.
Click Rename if you want to change the file name and Change Folder if you want to save the file in another location. When you’re done, click OK and the video/animation will be saved.

7.
Once the video/animation is inserted and saved, you can set how often it repeats and other aspects. See To set loops for videos/animations.


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