How Do You Put Music Videos Into MySpace?

So you are finally on MySpace, you have a cool page with all of your favorite things on it, a great MySpace layout, and your best pictures for the world to see. All that is missing is your favorite music video. The good news is that adding music videos to MySpace is not difficult, and if you can find a good source for free videos, you will not have to pay a dime to do so. Here are the steps to take to add music videos to your MySpace page.

Edit the Page

Start on the MySpace editing page. You can access this by clicking on the “Home” link at the top of your MySpace page. You will want to locate the main editing box. This is the one that has your profile picture on it. Select this box. You will be shown a list of options. You want to choose the one entitled “Add/Change Videos.”

Uploading MySpace Videos

Now you are on the video management page. This has four tabs labeled “Featured,” “Videos,” “My Videos,” and “Upload.” If you want to choose a video that MySpace has in its video library, choose the “Videos” tab. This will allow you to browse the many videos that MySpace has available. You can play them, and then once you find the music video you want on your profile, click “Add to my Profile,” and it will automatically be added. You will see confirmation stating, “Video added successfully” when the upload is complete.

Uploading Your Own Videos

If you have a music video on your hard drive that you would like to upload and have permission to use, click the “Upload” tab. You will see a page asking you to add some descriptions about your music video. You will want to put a title on it so people will know who is performing and what song they are singing. You will also want to put tags on the video that will help other MySpace users find it when they are searching for that artist or that song.

Once you have entered the information, hit “Continue” and you will be directed to the upload page. Click “Browse” to be able to search your hard drive and find the video you want. Once you have selected it, hit “Upload” for it to be uploaded to your profile page.

Remember, MySpace has strict terms and conditions. If the music video is protected by copyrights, you cannot upload it, and if you do, your MySpace page could be deleted. You also cannot upload any videos that contain pornography. Make sure you have a right to use the video and that it is appropriate for a public forum before you upload it.

Why Add Videos to Your Page

There are many reasons to add music videos to your page. For one, it gives your page visitors something interesting to do when they are on your page. This will help them to stay on your page longer and spend more time getting to know you.

Another reason that you should consider adding music videos to your site is the fact that they can tell a little (or a lot) about you. You can show your tastes, beliefs, and personality through the music videos that you select. There are any funny, provocative, and simply entertaining music videos available as free downloads for you to decorate your MySpace page with.

Acceptable File Formats

According to MySpace, the acceptable video file formats that you can use to upload to your site are .AVI, .ASF, .WMV, .MOV, .QT, .3G2, .3GP, .3GP2, .3GPP, .GSM, .MPG, .MPEG, .MP4, .M4V, .MP4V, .CMP, .DIVX, .XVID, .264, .RM, .RMVD, .FLV, .MKV, and .OGM. However, you may find that certain video formats do not play as well as you might like. Sometimes when compressing the file into the small size used on MySpace, quality is lost. If this happens, try converting the file to a different format and see if it works better.

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