There are a variety ways to provide your viewers access to a video you would like them to see. Check out the options below, with videos on the right.
To begin, Go to your Google Drive and upload a video (see the upload icon next to the Create button). Don't panic if you're not able to view right away, it take a little while for Google to process the video.
To insert in a Google site first make sure that you have set the visibility of your video to either Public on the Web or Anyone With The Link. Now, go to the page on your site you wish to insert the video. Click Edit page > go to the Insert menu > select Drive > then select Video. Select the video you wish to insert. That's it! Very slick. Most video formats are accepted. Click HERE to review Google's Specs.
Adding Links" page for a video instruction.
You can also insert videos that have an "embedding" code by using a gadget called Embed Gadget. Go to the Insert menu > go all the way to the bottom and select More Gadgets > selected Featured > then search for Embed Gadget. This gadget will give you the opportunity to insert an embed code and adjust the size of the video frame. See video on the right.
Ok, you found a video, but it's not on YouTube nor does it have an embedding code. And, you would prefer not to simply "link" to the video. Well, there is another neat gadget that will allow you to insert anything that has a URL. That means you can insert the actual web page into one of your web pages. This can be done using a gadget called Include Gadget (iFrame). Go to the Insert menu > go all the way to the bottom and select More Gadgets > selected Featured > then search for iFrame. This gadget will give you the opportunity to insert any URL and adjust the size of the viewing frame. See video on the right.
Here are some short videos that will review the techniques discussed: