I have looked at many posts explaining how to embed a video mp4 from my computer to Wordpress and they invariably show a box with the option to embed the video. In my Wordpress version 5.5.1 this never shows. All I am left with is a link which when clicked downloads the video in extreme bottom left of screen withe the necessity to click "Open" or "Open when finished". Why am I not seeing the option to embed?

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Can use html5 for video playing embed or Manually enter embed code.

How to Embed a Video to your WordPress Post

Or use directly

 <video width="320" height="240" controls>
  <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">
Your browser does not support the video tag.

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