How to add video to your site

What's the best way of adding video to your website? It is really as simple as either finding a video you like, or signing up to a video service and uploading your own, then copying and pasting the embed code back into your Tank site: wherever you want to display the video.


We recommend Vimeo for embedding any form of video-based content into your new site. YouTube is nice and everyone seems to be using it. Vimeo is just right - fast enough to view, the interface is neutral, the fullscreen-mode is great.

This code:

<object width="400" height="320"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3564620&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3564620&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="320"></embed></object>

will result in this video:


Tank from Sqo on Vimeo.


While you are looking at options give blip.tv a try. A clean interface and fast loads make for an agreeable experience, and they have managed to shorten the embed code too.

This code:

<embed src="http://blip.tv/play/hVakwBaIois" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="270" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed>

will result in this video:


In summary your options for adding video to your site include: