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I am using MAMP and WordPress to locally host and test my video website on my Macbook Air (using the templatic "video" theme). I am trying to find the simplest way to easily upload and embed videos (with the player visible and not just a link) taken from my smartphone to my blog. I am also trying to find a way that commenters can easily upload videos (and embed them so not just a link to the video is present) from their smartphones (preferably directly) to the comments of my blog.

Is there an easy way to do this (without first uploading the video to youtube or another source)? The whole concept of the blog and comments is to have video discussions (between me, the blogger, and commenters, or also between various commenters) on a topic that are recorded on a smartphone and uploaded easily onto the website.

I have been researching ideas and plugins for over a week. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Not sure what type of smartphone but here is how I do it with my Iphone with the Wordpress app.

You can create a new post and add media to it by tapping the film strip icon and selecting the video you wish to upload. Now it will compress it and upload it to your wordpress install. If you view the post it will add it in a <video> container.

Now you can post it like a normal post and the video will display in the player and not as a link, no youtube needed.

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