How do I add a video to my project?

Video Hosted with FWD:labs

If you want the video hosted with FWD:labs and not a third-party provider, select My Account > Video Dropbox

  • Select the file from your desktop and upload
  • If you've already added the project, you can click to sync it with that project from this screen

Video Hosted with 3rd Party Services

If you have already added the project and/or want to use a third-party provider (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), click "Embeds" next to your project either from the My Dashboard or from your My Work

  • On the right, select the source
  • If third-party services, enter the file's unique ID (usually numeric or alphanumeric)
  • If hosted at FWD:labs, select the filename
  • Click "Add Video" to attach that video to your existing project

One problem that you may encounter is when a third-party embed stops working. This may be because the account hosting the video you're embedding may have deleted the video, hid the video, or blocked outside domains from embedding the video. Generally, it's best if you use your own third-party host so you have the most control over what's being served on your website here.

As of 2016, we currently allow easy, future-proofing embeds with the following third-party services:

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • IMDb
  • Funny or Die
  • Vine
  • Soundcloud
  • Spike (previously IFILM)

Did we miss something you'd like to try? Please let us know and we'll look into adding it right away.




updated over 3 years ago

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