Embed videos from other sites like YouTube
We have already posted some of our videos on YouTube and so have some of our players/members. Would be good to be able to embed these existing videos in the Video section of Pitchero and would be a lot quicker than having to encode all the videos again from scratch.
We have now added YouTube embedding as a feature to the Pro package.
Thanks for getting in touch.
The YouTube embed facility will help clubs that upload large video files to YouTube on a regular basis.
All clubs not on the Pro package will still be able to upload videos through the Pitchero video system for free - no matter which package the club is on.
If anyone has any trouble with the YouTube or Pitchero Video systems, just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Wilson commented
The Pro package is ridiculously too expensive for most clubs to bother with, to be honest. We're a charitable body that cannot waste money on something like that. We are already having a Committee Meeting to debate whether to stick with Pitchero or not because of the new charges.
If anyone wants to upload a Youtube video, copy the URL, go to http://keepvid.com, insert the URL and download the actual video file and then upload it into the Pitchero site. It's a fiddly process but that's what Pitchero want you to do...
Embedding a video / Youtube link would be much easier if there weren't the restraints imposed by Pitchero but then if a competitor offered this functionality for free, Pitchero would soon have to change their ways.
Rod Nicolson commented
Not being able to embed videos from YouTube is dumb. More and more people use video for everything, having video brings people to your site, more people on your site drives advertising or subscriptions. Please sort this out Pitchero. We have a message to our club from an international player that I can't post on the club pages because it's on YouTube.
Dominic Mitchell commented
I've been struggling to get videos to upload. I have been looking ot put highlights up since the start of the season but it never seems to work.
I've tried with the videos encoded in both mp4 and wmv and both fail. THe file sizes come in at 246MB and 241 MB respectively. In addition I've tried dropping the quality right down and up loading a small 76MB wmv and mp4 file. Again, upload does not complete.
I've tried this one both a Windows 8 and Windows 7 machine at home as well a Windows 7 at work. Nothing seems to make a difference and I've got no response from my email to support, nor a tweet to the support team.
David Webber commented
Poor response from Pitchero on this one. Yes, of course you're reluctant to allow video embedding from sites such as YouTube. It not only means ads you don't get revenue for could be displayed, but more than likely people will click to view on the video site concerned and therefore navigate away from Pitchero...
Michael Griffin commented
250Mb is still very tight as teams are scoring more goals 250Mb limits you to show only Goals scored. spoils it for showing other highlights during a game. a 6 to 7 minuet slot would be great then there would be no need to embed youtube files, why send your members to other sites
stephen lynch commented
Slightly bemused that this option is not available, having moved from a custom site to Pitchero, I'm perplexed by the lack of image/video integration. Surely just an HTLM snippet tool would work to start with. Why do I fear this will just be added to the 'paid for' option. :( sad face
Jim Reilly commented
We have just become an Official RFU O2 touch Centre and I would really like to embed a series of videos from the RFU.com site into our Touch Rugby section of the website, so new players can watch a series of short videos that explain the rules. The RFU make the embed codes available so this would be really easy if we could just drop the code into the video section of the website.
Thanks for your help!
Mark Roskilly commented
250Mb for a video of decent quality is no where near enough.
Makes much more sense to link to YouTube where HD videos of a decent length can be posted
Dave Winpenny commented
Please check that this is working - old videos stream okay, but new MP4 ones dont
Stephen Barbour commented
I feel the ability to embed external video is an absolute must have.
Kingstonian FC commented
We already have an established channel on YouTube, which allows unlimited upload size etc, and are committed to that. Pitchero cannot compete with YouTube, and I don't expect it to, but it should make adding some sort of integration a priority.
Mike Sheridan commented
Agree with Andy Lelean's post below.
Embedding audio and video is a pretty basic requirement now, and the network loses traffic when we send people directly to a youtube channel instead of to an embedded video on our official site. Our videographer can get a ten minute highlights package onto youtube within hours of the final whistle, yet the 100mb limit and encoding wait means the process takes much longer on pitchero.
I understand the reasons for the "review" system for videos but the system is flawed and causes unnecessary delays and duplication of content, it would be far better to allow clubs to control their own content and suspend the ones that break the rules as/when they occur.
By and large we are happy with the PH system but integration into social media channels (such as YouTube) is a weak area at the moment - a club's official website is not an island and a share button for twitter/FB is no longer sufficient!
Andy Lelean commented
We should be able to embed html code for any external content that we want to.
It's our site, not yours.
Web Master commented
Yes this would be great. The encoding time and moderation wait is too slow on PitchHero plus the quality and size of file available on you tube is much greater. It would also save pitch hero time and money as you wouldn't need to host the video files.
Kyle Porter commented
I agree. Youtube integration would be brilliant.
Gorseinon RFC Webteam (GO) commented
if they were reviewed the same way as the photo's by the webmaster/s shoul'dnt see to much of a problem then with the content
Paul Seeley commented
There is a freelance person who goes around doing match highlights of various matches in our area (www.footballchaos.com), our club was featured five times last season and I would love to be able to link to these You Tube videos to the Video Section and embed them in articles as I don't have access to the originals.
The ability to embed Audio Content also gets my thumbs up.
Accross Admin commented
or be able to embad a video clip into the news section. e.g. interview from ...... and it loads in the space below, rather than having to say to people they then have to go to the video section to watch it
Gary Brigden commented
You would get my vote on that, we often load our club videos onto You Tube, and then have to reload them onto pitchero, which is a bit of a pain.
On a similar theme, we have just started using Audioboo to record post-match interviews with our manager, and aside from linking to the relevant boo - there is no way to load onto the site.
Having the ability to embed this content would really help.