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"Is there a way to make the Myspace music player stop playing (other than pressing the pause button) when you press play on a YouTube video on a Myspace profile page? Specifically looking for an autostop command of some sort."

It would be wonderful if Myspace and every other site online with more than one player on a page would automatically stop one player when a second one is starting. Nothing is more frustrating than having several players playing simultaneously. Unfortunately there is no real solution for this problem at the moment. Myspace doesn't detect another player being activated on the page, so both players will keep playing. The only solution to this problem for now is to not put more than one player on the same page.

"I have a digital camera and I want to add a video from my digital camera to my MySpace page. How do I do that?"

Depending on how you want to accomplish getting your video on MySpace, you have one of two options. You can either upload the video directly to MySpace or you can upload your video to someplace like YouTube and embed the video on your MySpace page. MySpace makes it reasonably easy to use their upload tool. The only real limitation is file size, which must be less than 512MB.

Step one of the video upload process is to copy the file from your digital camera's memory card to your hard drive. You can either do this by connecting your camera to your computer via USB cable or by using a memory card reader to transfer the file.

The next step is to upload the video directly to MySpace, click the Videos: Upload link below your profile picture. Add a title, description, tag, and category for your video, then click Upload a video. Keep in mind that you will get your account deleted for uploading copyrighted material or adult content. Browse to locate the file you copied from your camera and upload.

When the process is complete, your video will be part of your profile videos.

MySpace supports the following file formats: .avi, .asf, .dv, .wmv, .mov, .qt, .3g2, .3gp, .3gp2, .3gpp, .gsm, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .cmp, .divx, .xvid, .264, .rm, .rmvb, .flv, .mkv, .ogm. Because the list is so extensive, it should be almost impossible to find a digital camera video file they can't upload.

Venetian writes, "I saw your instructions of how to post a video from YouTube into your blog section of MySpace. But what if I want the video to start playing on my home page when people first visit?"

MySpace made a few changes to the way they handle YouTube videos that makes the process of adding video to your MySpace Profile page a little easier. At the same time, it's a slightly more confusing process than my previous method for adding YouTube videos to your MySpace blog. MySpace automatically changes the YouTube video embedding code to fit MySpace requirements, so you need to make sure you add the autoplay information in the right spot if you want a video to start automatically on your MySpace profile home page.
To add a YouTube video to your MySpace profile page, make sure you're logged into MySpace. Click on the Edit Profile link next to your photo.

Kate writes, "I'm trying to put a YouTube video on my MySpace, but because I have a Mac, it won't let me use advance blog, so then I can't post the video. How do you do it on a Mac?"

If you're using Safari on a Mac, MySpace gives you an error message like the one below when you try to post new information on your blog.

By clicking OK on that message, you are switched to the plain text editor, which is what I recommend everyone do when posting YouTube videos on MySpace. Safari turns off the Advanced Editor, so you don't have to.

If you're following my tutorial on posting MySpace videos, simply skip the step where I tell you to click the link for If you can't input your Blog, click here. The rest of the steps about copying and pasting the YouTube code and deleting parts of the code are exactly the same.

If you happen to want the Advanced Editor for other types of blog posting on Mac OS X, download Firefox and always use Firefox when posting new information to your MySpace blog.

Aimee writes, I have a two part question - first, how the heck do I put a YouTube video on my MySpace pages? You have a bunch of articles about embedding video, but I can't figure out how to do this with YouTube. Second, how do I get rid of a friend from MySpace? There doesn't seem to be any way to delete them.

YouTube provides an Embed code in the About This Video section of every video. Similar to my demonstration on how to post Flash video to the Web, you can use this Embed code to post a YouTube video to MySpace. The steps to post the video are listed below. I address your question about how to delete a friend from MySpace elsewhere.

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