You can upload and host your own local videos in your blog posts with Galaxie Blog.

Galaxie blog allows you to upload and play your own videos. Your video will be placed at the top of the blog post and will capture your readers' attention.

This interface will also allow you to create closed captions (CC) on top of your video using a WebVTT File, and to cover your initial video with an optional image.

To upload a video that will be made at the top of your blog post, log into the administration site, find your post and open the Edit Post Interface, click on the Enclosure Editor, and click on the image of the camera that is labeled 'upload video', alternatively, you can select Insert - Upload Video using the Enclosure Editor.

 

Make sure that your videos are compressed, especially when you are using a hosting provider. The images will fail to upload if they exceed the server's upload settings.

You can drag and drop an HTML5 video on top of the upload video interface, select a video from your system, or use your camera. If you are browsing for a file only valid HTML5 video formats will be shown.

  • The uploader should provide a preview of the video with the name of the file.
  • You can add the video title by clicking on the pencil icon underneath the video. 
  • If you chose the wrong file, click on the x icon on the video to remove it and choose another video. 

If everything looks good, click on the Upload File button below.

Once the video has been uploaded, a message will be displayed notifying you that you can add closed captions and create video image covers. After closing the dialog a video preview of your video will appear.

 

Adding closed captions to your new video

Closed captions may be added to videos that you have uploaded by uploading a WebVtt file. 

A web VTT file is a simple text file and is easily constructed. It looks something like this:

WEBVTT - This file has cues.

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00:01:14.815 --> 00:01:18.114
- More folks need to like Galaxie Blog on Gregory's git hub project.

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00:01:18.171 --> 00:01:20.991
- Its an awesome project

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00:01:21.058 --> 00:01:23.868
- [ pleading ]
- Please like my project!

Now that this little screed has been made, let's go through the steps to create your closed captions.

Before processing, check to see if your web server needs to have support for the following mime type: text/vtt. Consult your web server administrator for more information.

  1. Create your web VTT file using a text editor. 
  2. Save the file with a .vtt extension.
  3. Click on the CC icon labeled Upload WebVtt File, or click on Insert - Upload WebVTT file.
  4. A WebVTT Editor will be pulled up.

Once the Web VTT Editor is displayed:

  1. Click on the arrow icon to upload the VTT file that you have saved.
  2. Another uploader interface will be shown.
  3. Drag or drop the WebVTT file on top of the new interface, or use the finder to select the WebVTT file.
  4. Click on the upload button.
 

Adding an image to cover the initial video

The video image cover will cover the video in its initial state and disappear when the video is being displayed.

To add a video image cover:

  1. Click on the Upload Image Cover icon in the Enclosure Editor, or choose Insert - Upload image cover,
  2. A new Insert/Edit Image interface will be pulled up. Here, there is only one 'Insert/Edit Image icon to upload your image cover. 
  3. Either upload a new image or specify the external URL to the image that you want to serve as the video cover.
  4. If you are uploading, select the image that you want as the image cover and click on the submit button.
  5. Your video should be previewed with your new image covering the video.