Setting up your own website to display a collection of videos hosted on YouTube is as easy as following the six simple steps below.

  1. Download and install WordPress 3.0
  2. Download, install and activate the Videographer WordPress Theme
  3. Download, install and activate the WP YouTube plugin by Jens Törnell
  4. Download, install and activate the WP-PostRatings plugin by Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan
  5. Follow the rest of the instructions in paragraph Setting up Videographer on the Videographer site.
  6. You are ready to go to publish your first video!

Have a look what a site for viral videos will be like once filled with lots of content.

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webm open media project logo How to configure your webserver for webM video and audio files With webM there is a new video standard out on the web and it is picking up pace fast. Chances are high you we’ll see a video transcoded in webM pretty soon as Google will encode all new video content on YouTube in the new standard in the beginning.

Are you already having your own video you want to play out with this codec? Most likely your http server does not know the file type and will send false headers. Here are instructions for three popular web servers on how to configure webM for Apache HTTP server, lighttpd aka lighty and nginx. This should make server-hosted video a lot more straightforward, and whether people are connecting via UMTS or directly via a LAN it’ll work really well.

Apache

For the Apache HTTP Server you have two choices. Either you edit the global mime.types file or a .htaccess file. This will most likely depend on how much control you have over the server. If you are the admin go for the first solution.

Find the mime.types file for your apache installation. E.g in OpenSuSE and many other Linux distros look for

/etc/apache2/mime.types

Just add the following two lines to that file.


audio/webm weba
video/webm webm

Restart or reload your webserver.

If you are on a shared hosting environment you need to add the new mime types to a .htaccess file in the directory which serves your video files.

Add the following lines in the .htaccess file.


AddType video/webm .webm
AddType audio/webm .weba

lighty

For the lightweight http server lighttpd you need to find the configuration file named lighttpd.conf. Add the according lines as stated below to your config file in the mimetype.assign section of lighty.


mimetype.assign = (
...,
".webm" => "video/webm",
".weba" => "audio/webm"
)

Restart or reload lighty so the server takes effect of the changes.

nginx

In order to help nginx understand webM files correctly edit the mime.types file which belongs to the installation. In a typical Gnu/Linux installation you will find it in /etc/nginx/mime.types.

Add the following two lines in the types section in between the parenthesis as the example below shows.


types {
...
audio/webm weba;
video/webm webm;
}

Restart your nginx process to reload the configuration file.

Have fun with the new standard and its nice video quality! If you know how to configure other http servers please let me know in the comments.

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