We can't use videos on Persona Paper - or can we?
YES WE CAN - and it turns out to be stunningly simple! As some of you will know I have just returned from a few days hiking and camping in the Scottish Highlands during which I took lots of still photographs and some video. I have already shared some of the photos with you on my LAST POST (and will be sharing more in the near future) but I got to thinking that it would be great if I could also share some of the video clips I took.
So I sat down and thought about it - and the answer is blindingly obvious! Although we can't embed video directly to Persona Paper we can link to an outside URL - and that URL can be a video clip on YouTube (or Facebook or several other places).
I was originally wary of using just any old video from YouTube. There are potential copyright problems there - not everyone understands how YouTube works - but then I realised that we aren't actually downloading videos, we are simply linking to them. Unfortunately, if anyone wants to use their own videos they will need to have their own YouTube channel - but that's easy to create. Or, of course, if you are on FaceBook you can link to one of your videos from there.
Videos can be another way of enhancing a post but their use must be judicious. Bubble Ooze has recently reintroduced video embedding but not too many people are using them - but Bubble Ooze is a different type of site from Persona Paper and I can envisage PPers like tinamarie using video to illustrate recipes or Scorpie sharing with us his tips on vehicle maintenance.
None of the videos I shot on my holiday are ready yet - they need to be uploaded to my YouTube channel and edited and that takes a bit of time so I have chosen to show you a short clip of a 60th birthday present given to me by my children last year - a full day experience in learning to fly a glider! This is my first ever take off. I am not very visible in this clip (I'm in the front seat in the cockpit) and the voice you will hear is that of my son (my Wingman). The take-off is aided by a gliding club member.
So, with all this in mind, this post is somewhat of an experiment. I know it works but what I want is your reactions and opinions. elitecodex has previously stated that Persona Paper will, at some time in the future, have the ability to embed videos directly into a post and I would value his opinion on the matter.
Video by Wingman and used here with his permission.
PS: Since writing this post I have discovered that I am not the first PPer to use video. bestwriter (and some others) have been using video clips for some time. Go take a look at some of them.
By the way if you do include a video link in a post don't forget to choose the 'New Window' option in the link when you write the post. That way viewers will be returned to your post when they close the video window instead of wandering off somewhere else!
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/video-man-camera-camcorder-cinema-37342/ by ClkerFreeVectorImages