I want to play video from the link to the mp4 file itself on a free wordpress site. Can you tell me how to do that


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For the most popular video services, you can just paste the link on a line by itself in the post editor: https://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/

For mp4 files hosted offsite on unsupported sites, you can try to use a service like this (http://embed.ly/) but I don't think it will work well. More likely, you'll have to sign up for one of WordPress.com's premium services: https://en.support.wordpress.com/videopress/

  • But it only YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, Flickr, Animoto, DailyMotion, Viddler, Blip.tv, TED Talks, Educreations, Instagram, AolOn, Vine, and Videolog. I want to play the video from somewhere else. Can I do that?
    – LKH
    Jun 8, 2015 at 12:42
  • Where do you want to play it from? You'll probably need their embed code, unless you can get a link to the mp4 file itself.
    – Josh M
    Jun 8, 2015 at 12:45
  • Yes, I want to play video with the link to the mp4 file itself
    – LKH
    Jun 8, 2015 at 12:53
  • I added to my answer above.
    – Josh M
    Jun 8, 2015 at 13:30
  • Oh I see! So there's no other way to do it?
    – LKH
    Jun 8, 2015 at 13:31

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