Advice and answers from the Tribal Habits Team

How do I add videos to a topic or article?

When you are creating topics or articles, you can upload videos to capture and share your knowledge.
Written by David King
Updated 1 month ago

When you are creating topics, you can upload videos to capture your knowledge. In the +Content box, just select VIDEO and follow the prompts.

  • Adding videos to a topic or article requires a Creator subscription.

Videos can be uploaded in most popular formats. Once uploaded, they will be processed so they can be displayed in any browser and in multiple resolutions. Processing normally takes just a few minutes during which a temporary 'Processing' message will be displayed on screen. We strongly recommend you optimise your saved video into a smaller file size to improve the uploading and encoding process. Try and keep your videos in the 50MB-100MB range (and ideally smaller than 300MB).

Tips on using videos

Videos should be used to explain or demonstrate knowledge.

  • Record yourself talking into the video to explain key knowledge in a visual, emotive or passionate way.
  • Use video demonstrations to provide 'how to' examples like role-plays or handling a tool.
  • Screen recordings of you using software are easy to create and fantastic for explorers to learn from.

If you are recording yourself or others talking, ensure there are no background distractions and the audio is clear. We also recommend your videos should be no longer than 2-5 minutes each.

At this time, you cannot edit or change the thumbnail of an uploaded video. By default, the middle frame of your video will be used as a thumbnail. To request a different thumbnail, please contact support (we can upload a thumbnail file you provide, or select a different frame in the video for your thumbnail - there is no cost for this service).

Video Security

Please note that videos uploaded to Tribal Habits are stored and managed by a trusted third party video specialist platform (Wistia). Wistia stores and distributes its videos in a dedicated video server environment, using Tier 1 Global CDNs. We have enabled IP white listing for videos, so videos you upload can only be played back from within your Tribal Habits portals (attempting to view the URL of an uploaded video without being simultaneously logged into your Tribal Habits portal will not work).

Need to add a video from an external website?

You can also use the Embed element to add videos from external sites like YouTube or Vimeo.

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