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ecart
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77 Posts

Posted - 02/01/2021 :  11:35:10  
Hello,

Is it possible to add videos to the product records? If so, can the video be an embedded link from youtube?

Thanks

insight
ECT Moderator

USA
4361 Posts

Posted - 02/01/2021 :  12:52:39  
Don't see why not. Like this maybe: https://www.ecommercetemplates.com/support/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=113562

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ecart
New Member

77 Posts

Posted - 02/02/2021 :  20:43:15  
Thanks.

It works in the product description fields, but I can't get it to work in the giant image field.

dbdave
ECT Moderator

USA
9360 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2021 :  08:40:40  
If you want to use a video with the product images, you would need to be using the Magic tool > Magic thumb
https://www.ecommercetemplates.com/help/magictoolbox.asp#magicthumb

Demo here - https://www.magictoolbox.com/magicthumb/?ac=90RO1NK

You would need to purchase a license, but it's low cost and adds a nice feature.

David

cciknives
Advanced Member

Canada
200 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2021 :  13:10:57  
Hi David,

I purchased a magicthumb license (got Magic Thumb v3.0.18) from the download. I followed the ecommercetemplates instructions but don't know from the instructions how to add the video. If I try to add to images, it just comes back as bad file format.

How do I add the video?

Thanks, Peter

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Vince
Administrator

40522 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2021 :  03:11:41  
Hi Peter
If you let us know a link to the test page that may help. It may be for instance that the video format isn't one the browser can reproduce.

Vince

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dbdave
ECT Moderator

USA
9360 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2021 :  06:44:38  
If you have magic thumb setup and working with images, then to add a video, in the large mage field place the image (thumbnail for your video)
images/video.jpg for example
Then in the giant image field place the link to the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFdT0cwTin0 for example.

David

cciknives
Advanced Member

Canada
200 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2021 :  10:41:38  
OK Vince and David, here is how I got it to work.

Video is an MP4 and is saved in my root ../videos
Next I used the small image from my products page in the "Large Image" field. ( I will need to make the image look like a video image)
In the "Giant Image" field to the right I put the path to the video in the field and clicked submit. This is where the confusion is, Do not select the Upload Image button to upload image as you will get ERROR! Illegal File Type.
The Video will now play from our site, no need to link to YouTube.
see https://www.canadacutlery.ca/proddetail.asp?prod=%23ES-C115R

Not sure if it is easy to provide a simple connector in the Image Mgr. to link videos as the ERROR! Illegal File message really thru me off. Thanks David it was your instructions that really made it work for me.

Regards, Peter

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dbdave
ECT Moderator

USA
9360 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2021 :  14:59:17  
Hi Peter, Just my thoughts here. If you only have a few videos, and they are short, then sure, host them on your site, but if your videos are longer and you have a number of them, you should consider you-tube or similar. You don't want to drive up bandwidth on you server for something you can get for free.

quote:
The Video will now play from our site, no need to link to YouTube


Thanks,
David

cciknives
Advanced Member

Canada
200 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2021 :  16:14:48  
Thanks for the tip David, plus with YouTube you get the added exposure.

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