Questions tagged [video]

Questions with the video tag should refer to creating, editing, and displaying video on electronic devices. As video capture and playback vary significantly across platforms, it would be helpful to include a search tag with the target OS or platform (e.g., Windows, Android, YouTube, Java, QuickTime). Appropriate questions include "How do I set the frame rate for playing back video on Platform X?", but not "How can I download free movies from Pirate Bay?"

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How to make money with video site?

What I really mean is i don't get how these smaller but still popular video/tube sites make money. They host their own videos not embedded ones. How do they afford the bandwidth? if bandwidth is 0.18 ...
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Is a video sitemap enough for SEO or should video markup schema also be used?

I already implemented a video sitemap, based on Google's recommendation. Now, I am reading about video markups. The only information, I got on the relationship of both approaches to each other, is: ...
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SEO: Will google see video on page that opens in a popup and count it for SEO?

I have the following peace of HTML code on my website that opens Youtube video in a popup overlayed over the site when clicked. <div data-toggle="modal" data-target="#myYoutubeModal&...
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Is it allowed to embed YouTube videos behind a paywall?

Is it against any legal law or YouTube TOS themselves to embed videos (which are available for embedding obviously) for streaming on your website and put them behind a paywall, e.g. give access only ...
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Can I add controls for playback speed and subtitles in the mobile Youtube iFrame?

Is it possible to add controls into mobile version of YouTube iFrame player? With controls I mean being able to change the speed and quality of the video, or turn on the subtitles.
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Will a self hosted video get indexed on google video if I use iframe?

We created a hosting domain for the videos, and embedding them on our website using iframe. Will that stand in the way of crawlers indexing them in Google video?
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How to create a video sitemap for my website when the video is hosted on vimeo and embedded using <iframe>?

I would like to know what should be done when creating a video sitemap when the embedded player is from Vimeo? I am very new to the SEO world and learning by doing and reading the official ...
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How can I automate posting on Squarespace so that a new video stored on any other site is added as a blog post each day? [closed]

I am trying to build a website for a non-profit that will post one new short video every day. The videos will have all been recorded at the beginning of the week, but I would like to automate the ...
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Making HTML5 videos stored on AWS S3 **difficult** to download (because I cant make it impossible)

I am building a website that hosts video's stored on AWS's S3 service. The videos are played thru a HTML5 player we have built. Ive just been asked to make sure "nobody can steal our video's". Now I ...
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Html5 tag video VS Youtube video

Is it better to embed a Youtube video in an Iframe or to load the video on an HTML5 tag ? Which's better from an SEO point of view ? Is there any difference on the loading time, optimization and the ...
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Do I need an XML sitemap for just a few images and videos?

If a website has few images and one or two videos, do I need to include them in the sitemap or have a sitemap separately for them?
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Apache Video Play Statistics

I have an Apache web server that is currently serving MP4 video files to a WordPress.com website. On the WP site - I am direct embedding the MP4 video files that are hosted on the Apache web server. ...
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Schema and Rich Snippets for embedded YouTube videos in an onclick iframe player?

My site has YouTube thumbnails that when clicked, load a 90% full screen overlay on the page with the youtube video in an iframe. JavaScript creates the iframe and the video is played. So the videos ...
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Are YouTube videos Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 compliant?

When embedding a YouTube video on a organisation's website, what is necessary to make this accessible and WCAG 2.0 AAA compliant? It's my understanding that closed captions (toggleable subtitles) are ...
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Can sites get by with just mp4 video these days? Converting to other formats bloats the size

Is it important to convert mp4 video to another formats like webm or is mp4 enough? I tried to convert to webm in online services, but it makes the size of the video file much bigger. The size ...
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Google image site search doesn't show the images I'd like to have indexed, instead mostly pdf images and video thumbnails

On my magento 1.7 site, the images aren't visible on Google image search. When I search for site:example.com, I find mostly PDF images and pictures from videos. How do you configure Magento to for ...
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Hosting HTML5 video on Youtube/Vimeo, without using player

I use the following <video> tag to play an HTML5 video as a background on my website: <video autoplay loop mob-hide> <source src="../Images/myvideo.mp4" type="video/mp4" /> ...
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How to remove the related videos at end of YouTube embedded video?

I am trying to get the embedded videos to stop showing at the end of the embedded YouTube videos on my website. I have tried the ?rel=0 and it does not work. Any other ideas?
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Video thumbnails Issue in SERP just for Unicode URLs

I tested many times and I made sure that Google not interested to show my thumbnails of video when I have URLs with non-English characters. When I rollback canonical and internal links to English ...
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How Google detects the page is a video page?

How Google detects the page is a video page? I test some pages with a video and markup and detailed sitemap.But I could not see any video result in universal SERP and video SERP. But I test some ...
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How to verify that Googlebot can access the URL of a video thumbnail?

I need to check if Googlebot can see my image thumbnails. When I use the URL Inspection Tool, Google cannot see my images in the page. In the rendered screen shot, it displays a black box instead of ...
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Is YouTube video fetching by API (WordPress plugin) indexed by Google?

I have a WordPress website. I displayed all videos thumbnail (25 videos) from a YouTube channel by `API (WP plugin). The video is in a popup and start playing when I click on this thumbnail. That ...
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How do you get a permanent link for Vimeo hosted videos for use in a video sitemap?

It seems Vimeo uses video file URLs with tempoary (?) tokens like https://fpdl.vimeocdn.com/vimeo-prod-example-std-us/0x/xxxx/x/xxxxxxx/xxxxxx.mp4?token=xxxxxxx-0xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in ...
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What is appropriate video structured data when using HLS or Dash?

This is an example of standard structured data for video by Google: { "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "VideoObject", "name": "...", "description": "...", "thumbnailUrl": "...", ...
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Can Google crawl .TS (MPEG2-TS) video format?

We are using the tool mp4hls (https://www.bento4.com/developers/hls/) to prep the hls stream. Basically, I think it can conver any video format to .mp4 then it convert to .ts. However, Google only ...
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How do I specify the HEVC codec in the HTML5 video source type attribute? [closed]

(Originally posted on Stack Overflow) I'd like to load and play a smaller HEVC-encoded video on web browsers with support for it. I'm using this code on Safari 11 (macOS 10.13), which has support ...
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How to configure videos from Google Drive embedded on Google Sites to auto-start and loop?

I have studied the methods to embed a video file into a Google site using the Embed Gadget. There is documentation about the case when the video is from YouTube. In this case, in the iframe clause we ...
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Google Sites embedding external and off-YouTube video

I have video that I want to embed into a Google Site. I don't want it on YouTube or any of its ilk, however, and Google Video is a royal pain to submit to. Is there any way to embed video in Google ...
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After creating embedded YouTube videos that increase the time on page, why haven't I seen better search engine rankings?

I am a food blogger, and I have a YouTube channel. My web pages have a fair amount of traffic (tens of thousands per month), and I am now making videos for those “recipes.” I upload them to YouTube ...
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Is it necessary to block googlebot and googlebot-video to block video crawl?

We have problem with declining CTR caused by unwanted video snippet on SERP. Therefore we have taken measure to block the Googlebot from crawling our video file. User-Agent: Googlebot Disallow: /*....
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IIS media server tuning (compression cache limit?)

I have an IIS server with hundreds of gigs of static media files (and no dynamic content). I've done what seem to be the usual steps: RAID tuning, reduce logging & debugging, disable unnecessary ...
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Will a large HTML5 video (30 MB) affect SEO / page speed?

I have a video that I optimized from 150 MB to 30 MB. The video files are hosted on Amazon S3 instead of my website's server. Will this affect my page speed/SEO since the file is so big?
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How to use structured data for video list pages?

I have a video sharing website. How can i use structured data for the pages that contain list of videos? I read google guideline about list of items: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-...
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Prevent Google from listing all pages as video results just because the header uses a video

I have embedded a <video> in the header of a website. It is only used for cosmetic reasons and is present on almost all sub pages. Now I noticed that whenever I enter a search term in Google's ...
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Duplicate video content & SEO

Can anyone point me in the direction of some useful data on how Google treats duplicate video content in 2018? The only useful piece I could find was written by Wistia 2 years ago and I am looking ...
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Why do sites still prefer Flash video over the HTML5 video format? [closed]

What is it about Flash video that makes sites still prefer it over the HTML5 video format? Why is Youtube's default format Flash, even though they have HTML5 version and they allow you to use it? Why ...
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How could Google identify if a video is duplicate? SEO duplicate content theme

A few days ago Google's John Mueller said this: We do try to understand when something is a duplicate and treat it appropriately. So we do that with textual content, webpages for example, we try to ...
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<meta property=“og:type” content="video or website?

My website has pages with links to videos. Google sends traffic to these pages and in the SERPs it shows the a video thumbnail next to my result. The video thumbnail chosen is the first video link on ...
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Creating an anime (videos) streaming site - copyright problems?

My plan is to create a website that streams Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super episodes and offer a better service than competitors. I understand that hosting the videos itself is ...
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Does Google/YouTube allow downloads on embeded YouTube videos?

I have a music website where I embed music videos from YouTube. I plan to allow my website users to download these embeded videos using third party plugin for free. Does Google permit this or if I do ...
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How can I encourage the browser to cache the HTML5 <video> poster image?

I have a web page with a series of videos embedded on the page: <video controls preload="metadata" poster="/path/to/video1/poster-image-1.jpg"> <video controls preload="metadata" poster="/...
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How to find the traffic sources for a YouTube video?

My web site is mentioned very favorably in a third party video that was posted to YouTube. We have the video embedded on the website as "social proof" that you should use our site. In the last week ...
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Is it OK to place an other user's video on my page?

My idea is to take my article and add a video best describing my topic in the bottom of the page. My thought is this will enhance my visitors experience, make stays on the page longer an therefore ...
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What can I do in order to get Google to show my videos in their “Videos” tab?

My website is indexed and ranking well. I can see the posts with the videos in the "All" tab. Sadly not a single one of my posts is visible in the "Videos" tab and 99% of the content is videos. I’m ...
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Will providing structured video data when only a video thumbnail is shown still show rich snippets on Google?

My client wants to have a video thumbnail on their website that when clicked will open up a modal with the video embedded. We want to put structured data on the video but, because the video is not ...
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What factors affect how fast HTML5 videos will start playing?

If I host videos on my server and include them as HTML5 video in a webpage, what factors affect how fast they will start playing? Of course bandwidth is a factor, but does also the media type of the ...
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Auto Re-Size YouTube Embedded Video

I'm building a website that I hope to feature heavily on embedded youtube videos, but the embed code only allows you to specify one width, which is a problem when it comes to the whole mobile ...
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Does background video affect SEO?

Does the extra loading time that a background video has, affect SEO? Or that does not really affect it because the HTML already loaded and the video is just streaming after? Does it make a difference ...
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Does display:none prevent a video from being downloaded

I have a 22MB video on my homepage but when the screen goes narrow, the entire div won't show, to prevent it loading slowly on a phone. Is the page still downloading the video and just not showing (...
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HTML5 videos don't play on iOS devices when served with Apache on OSX Mavericks [closed]

I'm running Apache as a web server on OSX Mavericks on a home machine. Videos in the HTML5 <video> tag do not play on iOS devices. They do play on other devices (laptop, desktop, OSX, Windows, ...