2012-04-30 9:37 am EST
There are many factors that can affect the playing of videos on a website (length, overall size of file, connection to the server, etc.). With video files, it's usually best to upload them to YouTube and then embed the YouTube video on your website.
Since you are using WordPress to create your site, you can either install a plugin, but you can also simply embed the URL in WordPress or use the YouTube shortcode (small, one word keywords enclosed in [square brackets] that allow you to add functionality to WordPress)to insert your YouTube video.
To embed a YouTube URL:
To use the WordPress YouTube shortcode to customize the video settings:
Here is an example YouTube shortcode that will insert a YouTube video with a player 640 pixels wide and 385 pixels high:
For more examples of customization options with the YouTube shortcode, please see YouTube Shortcode. Please note, that support article is part of WordPress.com but also applies to self-hosted WordPress sites.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.
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