• Adding Videos to Your Wix Creations

    You can easily add videos to your Wix creation. Videos can be uploaded to Wix from third party video streams such as YouTube.com.

    Embedding a video from a third party host has a lot of advantages in terms of promoting your website. You can "Like" such videos or share them on your Facebook profile, the rating of the video may increase on the video host site, other users can promote your work on their own sites by sharing your videos and more!

    Check out our video tutorial and check out the full instructions below!

    To add videos to your Wix creation:
    1. Upload your video to the third party video stream YouTube.com.
    2. Log into Wix and go into your Editor.
    3. In your Editor, from the toolbar on the left, go to Add and then go to Music & Video. Click Video.
    4. From the Videos Gallery, choose YouTube.

    5. In the Search field, type keywords, titles or tags to search for your video.
    6. Press the Enter key on your keyboard to search for your video.
    7. Click on your video.

    Your video appears in the Editor.

  • Uploading YouTube Videos in HD Format

    If your videos are HD videos, you can upload them to your Wix in HD format as well.

    To upload your YouTube videos in HD format:
    1. Follow the steps in Adding Videos to Your Wix Creations to add your video.
    2. Click on your video to select it.
    3. On the right, from the Video property panel, click Settings.
    4. From the Settings window, check the box next to Play video in HD format.

    5. Click X to exit the Settings window.
    Your video appears in HD format.

  • Setting Your Video to Play Automatically

    You can set your video to begin playing automatically when a user enters your page.

    To set your video to play automatically:
    1. Follow the steps in Adding Videos to Your Wix Creations.
    2. Click on your video to select it.
    3. On the right, from the Video property panel, click Settings.
    4. From the Settings window, check the box next to Auto Play.

    5. Click X to exit the Settings window.
    Your video will play automatically when a user enters your page.

  • Setting Your Video to Loop Continuously

    You can set your video to play in a continuous loop when a user is on your page. The video will start to play again from the beginning every time it comes to an end.

    To set your video to loop continuously:

    1. Follow the steps in Adding Videos to Your Wix Creations.
    2. Click on your video to select it.
    3. On the right, from the Video property panel, click Settings.
    4. From the Settings window, check the box next to Loop.

    5. Click X to exit the Settings window.
    Your video will loop continuously when a user is on your page.

  • Uploading a Video from Your Own Server

    You can host your video on your own server and upload it to your Wix creation.
    To upload a video from your own server:
    1. In your Editor, from the toolbar on the left, go to Add and then Music & Video. Click Video.
    2. From the Video Gallery, click Enter URL.

    3. In the Video URL window, type in the link to your .FLV file.
    4. Click OK.
    Your video appears in the Editor.
    Important note: If you are uploading your video from your own server please make sure you've uploaded it in .FLV format only.
    If you are unable to convert your video to .FLV format we recommend uploading your video to YouTube first. YouTube converts the file format automatically and therefore the original file format does not matter.
    We also advise not placing multiple video players on the same page. Sometimes the multiple players try to communicate simultaneously with YouTube or other services causing conflict.
    We recommend using the video player in the following way:
    Use a single video player and create a video playlist, with a menu connected to it. The menu will allow the player to alternate through the different videos, one video at a time. This way is much easier on the page's loading time, CPU consumption as well as avoiding many conflicts. You can find more information about the video playlist below. 

  • Adding a Video Playlist

    Watch the video below to learn how to create a multi video playlist.

    Creating a Video Playlist

    To create a video playlist:
    1. Follow the steps in Adding Videos to Your Wix Creations.
    2. Click on your video to select it.
    3. On the right, from the Video property panel, click Manage.
    4. From the Playlist window, click Add Video.
    5. From the Replace Video window, search for your other videos.
    6. Click on your videos to add them to your playlist.
    7. Click X when you are done.
    8. From the Playlist window, click OK.
    Your video playlist appears on your page.

    Adding a Menu to Your Video Playlist

    Adding a menu to your video playlist will allow users to easily navigate through your videos.
    To add a menu to your video playlist:
    1. Click on your video to select it.
    2. On the right, from the Video property panel, click Add Menu.
    3. From the Add Menu window, choose and click on a menu.
    The menu appears underneath the video playlist.

  • Other Video Customization Options

    Once you have added a video to your site, you can customize it by clicking on the video and choosing options from the property panel on the right. The property panel gives you many options for customizing your videos. Below you will find a list of these options.

    Feel free to experiment with these video options to find the look that suits you!

    Manage – easily Replace a video, Delete videos, or Add Videos to create a Video Playlist.
    Add Menu – once you have created a Video Playlist, add a Menu to allow users to navigate it.
    Skins – choose a Skin for your video.
    Color – change the color of your Skin.
    Settings – set the Transparency and Volume of your video. You can also set your video to Auto Play, Loop, Show or Hide the Title, set your video to Play in HD Format and Show or Hide the Previous/Next buttons.
    Effects and Animations – add various special effects to your videos.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I add multiple video players to the same page?
    Wix doesn't recommend adding multiple video players to the same page.
    The video players (due to bugs or user-setup) might try to communicate simultaneously with YouTube or other services, and this may cause problems. There are two better options that you can use to add multiple video players:
    1. Create a video playlist and add a menu to it. The player will then only show and play one video at a time (just like a music playlist). Creating a video playlist is much easier on the page's loading time, CPU consumption and memory consumption. This option is the best option.
    2. Add Pages and add one video player to each of the slides. This is not as good as creating a video playlist, but it's a little bit better than adding multiple video players to the same page.

    I uploaded my video to YouTube and only a black screen shows up. What's the problem?
    If your YouTube video is marked Private, you can't upload it to Wix. Please uncheck the private box in your YouTube account first, and then upload your video to Wix. Please also ensure that the video has been set as "yes" to embedding.

    Can I upload a video from photobucket?
    Yes!
    To upload a video from photobucket:
    1. On photobucket.com, find the video.
    2. To the left of the video, copy the address from the Direct Link field.
    3. In your Wix Editor, from the toolbar on the left, go to Add and then go to Music & Video. Click Video.
    4. From the Video Gallery, click Enter URL.

    5. In the Video URL window, paste the address from the Direct Link field that you copied in step 2.
    6. From the address that you have pasted, delete this: ?action=view&current=
    7. Click OK.
    The photobucket video appears on your Wix site.

    How do I Add Videos From Other Sources?
    For Vimeo, click here .
    To add videos from other sources:
    1. In your Editor, from the toolbar on the left, go to Add and then go to Widgets. Click HTML.
    2. From the HTML Gallery, click Blank HTML.

    3. Click on the Blank HTML Widget to select it.
    4. On the right, from the Video property panel, click Settings.
    5. From the Add HTML window, in the Insert HTML code field, paste the embed code from the external video source.

    6. On the bottom right of the Add HTML window, update the Width and Height fields.
    7. Click OK.
    Your video appears in the Editor.
    You can find more information about the HTML feature here.

    Can I upload videos from YouTube that aren't mine?
    Yes, however, downloading videos from YouTube is subject to the YouTube terms of use (which may be modified at any time). According to the current terms of use (which can be found on the YouTube website), each user uploading materials to YouTube grants all other users a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, license to access, use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform the materials such user is uploading to the YouTube website.

    For information about Copyrights, Terms & Conditions and Security click here.

    Can I start a YouTube video at a selected point?
    Currently, you cannot start a YouTube video at a specific point when adding it to a Wix site.