Add a Video Lesson


You can upload videos as part of your course, and we would be able to host it for you. Videos are a great way to show off your personality and brand, and create engaging content for your students.

Payhip Videos Subscription

There are two approaches to adding videos to your course:

  • Creating an Embed Lesson and pasting in embed code from YouTube/Vimeo/Wistia and other video hosting services
  • Using our default Payhip Videos system when creating a video lesson

There's no added cost to creating an embed lesson - you won't have to pay us a cent extra to use your existing videos from YouTube/Vimeo/Wistia/etc.

For more on the cost involved with Payhip Videos, please login to your Payhip account then visit this page.

Recommended Upload Settings

For entirely new videos you'd like to create for your course, here are the recommended settings:

  • MP4 containers, AAC audio codec, H264 video codec, 30 or below frames per second
  • moov atom should be at the front of the file (Fast Start)
  • H264 progressive scan (no interlacing)
  • H264 high profile
  • Closed GOP
  • Content should be encoded and uploaded in the same frame rate it was recorded
  • Mono or Stereo audio (Stream will mix audio tracks with more than 2 channels down to stereo)

The following are the bitrate recommendations:

Resolution Recommended bitrate
1080p 8 Mbps
720p 4.8 Mbps
480p 2.4 Mbps
360p 1 Mbps

Supported File Types

3g2 3gp 3gpp 3gpp2 asf asx
avi dv f4p f4v flv gxf
lxf m4v mjpeg mjpg mkv mov
movie mp2 mp3g mp4 mpe mpeg
mpg mpg4 mxf ogg ogm ogv
ogx qt rm ts viv vivo
webm wm wmv wmx wvx

Compressing Your Video

We can support up to 4GB per video file you upload. However we recommend you compress your video to keep the size as small as possible, without affecting the quality. This makes the upload and download speed of your videos much faster and helps your students who are connected to a slower wifi or internet connection.

We recommend using Handbrake for compression as they're great tools.

How To Add A Video Lesson

  • Visit the manage course product page
  • Click on the Add new lesson link
  • Choose a title for your lesson
  • Click on the lesson so you get taken to the edit lesson page
  • Under the Select lesson type field click on the Video option
  • By clicking on the Upload File button you can upload an entirely new file, or alternatively if you've uploaded another video in the past you can reuse that video by selecting the video from the video library dropdown

Additional Settings

From the edit lesson page, you can check on the Make this video downloadable checkbox to give your students the ability to download the original video file.

You might also like to add captions to your video, for more on captions please read this article.

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