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How To Add Videos To Scratch Projects? | Discuss Scratch

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Scratch comes with a plethora of fascinating and entertaining tools that users can use to make their projects more creative. Exploring and adding are very simple in Scratch, which makes Scratch an adaptable platform generally. In this article, we will discuss how to upload videos in Scratch projects using an example. Scroll down to find out more.


This is Chapter 2.5 in the
Advanced Scratch Tutorial


How To Add Videos To Scratch Projects?

The steps for adding videos to your Scratch projects are simple and very straightforward. The detailed steps on how to do this are explained below:

  • Step 1: Copy the video URL you want to add to your Scratch project. For example, if you want to add a video from YouTube, copy the URL by right-clicking on it.
  • Step 2: If you want to add a part of the video and not the whole thing, or if the copy-pasting of the URL is resulting in a large file, then you can simply record your screen while playing the video or the part of the video you want. There are chrome extensions you can add to your chrome browser or use any free online website to record your screen. In this article, we used the Chrome extension called “screen recorder.”
  • Step 3: Convert your video to gif format so that it can be uploaded to your Scratch project. You can use any online free converter website like ezgif.com.
  • Step 4: Paste the URL or upload the video, click on Convert to GIF, and save it to your computer.
  • Step 5: Next, open the Scratch editor.
  • Step 6: In the new Scratch project, upload the GIF by clicking on the upload icon in the sprite category.
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Upload the gif to Scratch
  • Step 7: Uploading the GIF file might take some time depending on the length and size of the GIF. Once the GIF is uploaded, you need to program the GIF into the Scratch project. See the video below to know the code to program the GIF.
  • Step 8: To code, you need to use “switch costume to ()” and change the option to the starting point of your video. Then create a forever loop so the video plays seamlessly after a few seconds.

FAQs on Add Videos To Scratch Projects

How to upload Scratch projects to YouTube? 
To upload your Scratch projects to YouTube, you can record your screen while creating your project and upload the recording to YouTube.

How to save the Scratch project as a video? 
The simple process of saving your Scratch project as a video is to record your screen while creating your project and saving it. You can record your screen using free online tools or extensions.

How to add videos to Scratch? 
To add videos to your Scratch project, record the desired part of the video and convert it to a GIF file. Now, upload the GIF to a new Scratch project. Your gif will be uploaded to your Scratch project. Then you need to code the GIF file so that it can be played in your Scratch project. You need to code using the look, events, and control blocks. Read the above block for detailed steps and code.

How to put a YouTube video into a Scratch project? 
The easiest and simplest way to put a YouTube video into your Scratch project is to record the screen while playing the desired video on YouTube. Save the video file and convert it to a GIF file using any free online tool. Then upload the GIF file to your Scratch project. After the GIF file is uploaded, you need to code it so that the video will be played from start to finish. You need to code using the look, events, and control blocks. Read the above block for detailed steps and code.

What exactly is Discuss Scratch? 
Discuss Scratch is a separate webpage of Scratch where you can find all the help you need while operating in Scratch. You can find help in creating projects, ask for help from fellow scratchers, and get information about new announcements.

Scratch has many fun and cool features like adding video to Scratch projects, creating animated thumbnails, creating emojis, and many more. All of these features might sound complex and can be implemented in a few simple and straightforward steps.

We hope that the above blog helped you with your queries regarding uploading videos. Let us know what other topics you want us to cover next in the comment section below.

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