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Yes, if you've purchased the video feature, you can mail us your video, and we'll post it to your listing for you, free of charge. We accept FLV, AVI, MPEG, QuickTime and Windows Media files.

Please send your video* to the address below.

ForSaleByOwner.com
c/o Customer Support
435 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 10
Chicago, IL 60611

*Please note that videos cannot be returned. We will convert and upload one video to your listing for free; an additional video may be submitted for a fee of $25. Please contact Customer Support for payment instructions before submitting an additional video.

  1. Start at the Manage Video page in your Seller’s Admin
  2. Click the Browse button next to the upload field
  3. When prompted, browse for and select your video file from your computer
  4. Click Upload to begin the upload process, which will take several minutes for large files
  5. You will receive a "Success" message when the upload is complete
  6. Please allow up to 12 hours for your video to appear with your listing

Yes. If your listing has as video showcase, you will see a box with the HTML code you will need to embed the video on other sites, including blogs, personal web pages, and some social networking sites.

  1. Copy and paste the code in the box below the video.
  2. On any site that allows you to edit your page and add HTML, paste the embed code into the page editor and save your changes.
  3. View the web page that you placed the code on to see the video.

If you embed your video and it doesn’t play on that blog or web page:

  1. Check to see if HTML and the EMBED code are allowed on the site you are trying to add the video to. You may need to contact the site's technical support team to find out if HTML code is allowed. * Please note: Some sites, such as Facebook, do not allow you to post HTML. You must use their sharing feature to share video, instead.
  2. Make sure that you copied and pasted all of the code from the box below the video on our site into the editor on your personal web page or blog.
  3. Ensure that you saved your on your changes on your personal web page or blog after adding the code.

> To create or edit your Video, go to the Manage Video page in your Seller's Admin.

> To add Video to your listing, go to the Features and Upgrades section of your Seller's Admin.

The max size of a video is 100 MB. We recommend using a five minute video with dimensions 400 x 300 and a frame rate of 30 fps (frames per second).

Please note: Uploading a file that is larger that 100 MB may cause the video feature to function poorly, causing your video to be un-viewable by potential buyers.

If your package did not include the Media Package, you can purchase it on the Upgrade My Listing page of your account.
  • The video should be in AVI, FLV, MPEG, QuickTime (MOV), and Windows Media (WMV) format.
  • The max size of a video is 100 MB. We recommend using a five minute video with dimensions 400 x 300 and a frame rate of 30 fps (frames per second). Videos larger than 100 MB may cause the video feature to function poorly and potential viewers may not be able to see your video.
No, but we can help you add key points to your video.
These are titles and captions that can be added at specific places in your video after you upload it. Instructions for adding key points are are on the Manage Video page in your Seller’s Admin.

There is no way to delete a Video Showcase, but you can edit it as often as you would like.

If instead you uploaded a video, you can remove it and upload a new one:

  1. Go to the Manage Video page in your Seller’s Admin
  2. Click the Delete Video button. Deleting your video is a permanent action and cannot be reversed.
To play video on our site, you need to have the latest version of Adobe's Flash Player. Click here to download the latest version.
Click the Video tab above the main photo of the property and then click anywhere on the video to start it playing.

A Video Showcase is a virtual video that is created using photos of your property, a computer -generated voice over from a script that you can edit, and background music. Our ProPhotos service compiles these different types of media together to create a video that showcases your property. This service is a great choice for those who do not wish to record a traditional video of their property, but still want to include a video with their listing.

An Uploaded Video is a video you have recorded and edited prior to adding to your listing. Our service gives you the ability to add "key points" (titles and captions) to your video, but otherwise, the content of the video is entirely up to you. This is a great option for anyone who knows how to use a simple editor. Or you can hire a professional, including through our Pro Photos package.

You can choose one of these two for each listing. Once activated, that service will appear for the life of that listing and can’t be switched to the other service.

Up to 800 characters long and it can be edited at any time.
The voice over in the Video Showcase is computer-generated, which means that some words may be pronounced incorrectly. To correct this, you may want to review your script, making sure that all words are spelled correctly. You may also consider replacing the words that do not sound right. Unfortunately, we are unable to correct the way the computer generated voice pronounces words.

No. Once you have activated one of the services we are unable to change the active service, so make sure you choose the feature you will want shown on your listing page for the life of your listing. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to change the type of video displayed or display both video types on your listing page at the same time.

> To create or edit your Video, go to the Manage Video page in your Seller's Admin. 

> To add Video to your listing, go to the Features and Upgrades section of your Seller's Admin. 

 

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