This is the method I use to put videos from my computer on my blog.
Most videos are too large to add directly to your blog so I use Vimeo to host the video. Vimeo works in the same way that Youtube works.
I have a Plus Account for my personal videos and we have a school Plus Account for Vimeo that students and teachers share. We started with a free account but I recommend subscribing to the “Plus” account if you are going to use it regularly as it much quicker to load and access the embed codes that you will need.
Some of my favourite things about Vimeo include;
The ability to choose which frame shows up before the video is played.
That you can create albums of related films and then have a widget to display those videos on your blog. You can see an example here.
That you can choose the “outro” of your video – I always choose the beginning of the video rather than other unrelated video previews.
The huge storage allowance – 5GB per week on the Plus Account