I’m a beginner coder and I’ve hit a wall with Netlify CMS’s Gatsby starter. With the starter I’ve successfully added a cover image for each post, and have that image coming through on the index of all posts. I can also post images in the markdown body. All the images are processed with Gatsby Image
So my problem is: wherever I have the ability to use an image, I want to be able use an mp4 interchangeably (it’s a portfolio and 50% of it is animation). The videos are mostly short loops and <3mb, and I do not want to host the videos on youtube (ads!) or vimeo (subscription fees!).
The solution seems to be to make a widget from scratch, but I feel really overwhelmed the widget docs, just now tried to follow this tutorial but it was so specific for slides I have no idea how to apply the knowledge.
TLDR my question is
is there an existing widget somewhere that allows me to upload videos, NOT using an external host like youtube
or if not–
could someone give me advice on how to tackle this in a widget
I feel sure someone must have done this already with their cms. Any help greatly appreciated, thanks!