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Adding video files

You can use the ERPem website CMS to add video files to the ERPem website.

There are two ways of doing this:

  • Uploading a video file from your local dekstop computer
  • Adding a video file that is already available on the Internet (e.g. on YouTube)

To add a video follow these steps:

1. Login to the CMS using the username and password fields in the lefthand menu.

2. Click on 'Create Content' in the lefthand menu.

3. Select the 'Video' option in the menu that appears in the main website area.

4. A menu with four video upload options will be displayed. Select the 'Upload Video' option if you are uploading a video file from your local desktop computer, use the 'Youtube Video' option if the video is on the YouTube website, use the 'Google Video' option if the video is on the Google videos website, and if it is somewhere else on the Internet, use the 'URL Video' option.

5. The 'Video Information' form will be displayed. If you are uploading a video file from your local desktop computer, use the
'Upload video file:' field and the 'Browse' button to select the file to be uploaded. If you are adding a video file that is already available on the Internet, input the URL of the video in the 'Google Video URL:', 'URL to the video:' or 'Youtube Video URL:' field.

6. Select a resolution for the video using the 'Resolution:' drop-down menu (if you are unsure about this, leave this at the default '4:3 Television' option which uses a display of 800x600 pixels).

7. The 'Playtime', 'HTML object parameters' and 'Image thumbnails' options are not mandatory but useful if you wish to further customise the appearance of the video file.

8. Type a title for the video web page in the 'Title:' field. This is mandatory but can be anything you want and should be descriptive of the content of the page.

9. Add content to the 'Body:' editor. Any text typed here will be displayed beneath the video:

You can do this in several ways:

  • Type content directly into the box below the toolbar, and use the toolbar options in much the same way as when creating a Microsoft Word document.
  • Copy and paste material directly from an existing web page into the editor. You will need to do a paste in a pop-up window using the Ctrl and V keyboard characters.
  • Copy and paste HTML from an existing web page. You will need to select the 'Switch to plain text editor' option below the editor window to do this. You can't supply anything that normally goes between the HTML <head> tags.

10. Supply a URL for the video web page by clicking on the 'URL path settings' option below the 'Body' editor and typing the URL in the box that appears. This is a very important step as this is how your video web page will be identified on the web by browsers and by other web pages. What you type in here will appear after the URL of the ERPem website i.e. if you type 'testpage.html' then your page URL will be

You can also group your pages logically (e.g. if your pages are for a Joint Research Institute) on the ERPem website by including a prefix followed by a forward slash in front of all your page URLs, i.e. type 'group/testpage.html' to get a URL of the form It is not necessary to give your pages the '.html' suffix, but does help with managing different types of content on the website. Grouping your pages together like this using one of the existing JRI prefixes (sip, cee, ecosse, energy, iis, maxwell) will also give them the same lefthand navigation menu that is specific to that JRI.

11. Press the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page. If you are uploading a video file from your local desktop computer, this may take a few seconds (depending on the size of the file) as the file is transferred to the ERPem website.


To create a link to this video from an existing page, follow the instructions at Linking to pages or files from existing pages.

For a user to view videos you add, they must have the correct video player installed on their computer (e.g. Windows Media Player).

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