How to create a Wibbitz Video from your RSS Feed
Last week I shared our new discovery of Wibbitz and published Relevanza’s last headlines as Video on the site. If you missed you can see it here: Video #BeRelevant
This week, we show how easy it is to create such a video for your own RSS feed of your website. Let get started!
- Scroll to the Start form:
- Enter your email address and the URL for your Feed:
- How to get your RSS feed:
- Go to your website/blog and click on the RSS link or icon.
- Go to your browser’s address bar and copy/paste the URL from the page
- Paste it into the “Feed Url” field on Wibbitz
- And click on Create Clip
It’ll take a few moments for the program to process the information. Once completed, a new section will open on the site showing the video, and underneath providing a few customization tools.
You can decide if you want a voice over, which will be automatically generated, that the video runs in a loop or not and if it should auto-start on your site (tip here: leave the auto-start option unchecked.) . The soundtrack selection drop-down box gives you various options for background sound. Our choice here is “Breaking News”. The last option is the size of the embed box, when you use the code on your website. The contact width on our site is 745, so the 640 x 360 pixels is the best size offered.
When you click on update clip, the video preview above will adopt all your changes and you can test it. The embedd code was updated, too. Provided your are as close as you can with the currently limiting options, copy the embed code from the box. Make sure you get all of it, maybe use Control+A to “Select All”
Then go to your site, open the edit form of your page or post and paste the code into your HTML/Source view.
Here is a screenshot how the finished Video displays on the Immokalee Today Front page.
After diving into this site a bit deeper, I find a few things missing. I am fully aware that these might be features for the paid version. Past a call to action “contact-us if you are a publisher”, this young site doesn’t provide yet a lot of information. It’s off to a great start!
- Customization for video player configuration (size, color, sharing)
- Export to YouTube
- Separate Intro-Text
Let us know about your experience when you try it out. Feel free to post a link to your video in the comment section, with a few notes about your site
Hope you find these how-tos helpful in your ongoing quest to make the best out of your blog and use it the most efficient way.
As always, feel free to asked us your questions either in the comment section or at our Q & A page.