It is possible to embed Jing into WordPress but it certainly isn’t the most straightforward thing to do.
As I was trying to embed Jing in directly, I noticed that it did seem to allow the embedding of You Tube and a few other types. Using this hint at an idea and some general web searching of the problem, I decided to upload my Jing to You Tube. Simple you might think. but no it wasn’t – it seems that You Tube doesn’t like .swf files. In fact, most of my playing up to now (playing is my word for experimenting but means that I have no idea what I’m trying to do really) had been trying to upload the original Jing file. I had tried to upload to Vimeo but no go – after it had ‘uploaded’ there was nothing to play. Again I had uploaded my .swf file.
On realising that You Tube didn’t support .swf files, I finally decided to look and see what type of files it did support. This included .avi and .flv amongst others (file types supported).
Next step: How to convert my Jing to .avi file.
Solution: search for a file converter via Google. I downloaded iWisoft converter to try to solve my problem. I created a .avi file which ended up as nearly 80Mb whereas my original Jing file was only 14Mb. I then converted it to .flv file which was just under 10Mb so I uploaded this one.
Final step: embedding it into my blog. I used the format shown on the inserting video dialogue and the help screen provided to actually embed the video.
Success – I now have my You Tube video of my Jing presentation embedded. The quality isn’t quite as crisp as my original Jing presentation (and I’m sure this can be rectified if I played for a bit longer and tried to convert to some of the other file formats but I have achieved what I set out to do.
An aside on my learning processes:
Initially when making my Jing presentation I saved it rather than shared it so I had a copy on my computer. I was annoyed at myself for making this mistake but as it turned out, this was a blessing as I didn’t have to download it! No such things as mistakes really.