Easily Upload And Embed Videos Online

With Descript's video editing software, you can have your video playing on your website in just a few clicks. It has everything you need to capture, edit, and publish. And it’s free.

Embedding a video in one-click

Coding can be very finicky, and the less time you have to spend messing with embedded video code, the better. Luckily, Descript takes the complexity, and the drudgery, out of it. So you can drop your YouTube video’s embed code into your website’s HTML or upload a video directly to your page.

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How to embed a video

Step 1

Create your project

Create your project in Descript and upload all your video files (or record video directly into the app).

Step 2

Edit your video

This is the fun part: edit your video by editing the transcript — just like a doc. Then add keyframe animations, subtitles, or other effects, and mix multiple video and audio layers.

Step 3

Save and export

After editing, just click “Share” then “Export.” You can get an embed code for your page, export to your YouTube channel, or create a new web page and get a link.

Step 4

Share!

Just copy-paste the link from Descript and paste it into your web page’s code.

Embedding a video in one-click

Coding can be very finicky, and the less time you have to spend messing with embedded video code, the better. Luckily, Descript takes the complexity, and the drudgery, out of it. So you can drop your YouTube video’s embed code into your website’s HTML or upload a video directly to your page.

Download the app →

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Publish with one click

The “Share” button is there in the right corner. Descript lets you embed your video instantly if you don't want to pay additional hosting fees or have ads interrupting your content.

Non-destructive

Say, after you’ve published your video, you want to restore something you accidentally deleted. No problem — Descript’s editing software is non-destructive and saves all your original content to the cloud so you can always undo your edits.

Keep your work up-to-date

After making your updated video, you can immediately publish it to existing URLs and replace your previous content. You don’t have to fuss with HTML code scrubbing out-of-date videos from your site.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to embed a video?

Embedding a video lets you play a video hosted elsewhere — like YouTube, TikTok, Vimeo, or Wistia — on your site without sending your audience to another page. It makes for a more seamless viewing experience. It also means you don’t have to pay for bandwidth and makes sharing your video more manageable, which is a boon to your SEO.

How do I embed any video?

It only takes simple copy-paste to embed a YouTube video onto your WordPress site or social media. When you click “Share” with YouTube or Descript, it generates a link that you can plug into the site’s HTML. The video plays there rather than directing you away to the URL of the video.

What does it mean to embed a video on YouTube?

While it’s good to have your own videos on your site, having your video’s thumbnail on YouTube is a great way to make an impression with a new audience. If they click it, it can lead to a playlist of your other videos, and you can hook these people. Think of YouTube as a library: a library with lots of ads (which is why we also let you host your videos).

What is a video embed code?

The video embed code connects a video to a page and determines how it appears in the inline frame (iframe). If you know your way around CSS, Javascript, or HTML5, you can resize the video or add elements like autoplay.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.