I am a hobbyist at most everything so no doubt I will ask dumb questions. I have been looking into embedding video into articles for one of my web sites. I prefer not to post on you tube first so I reviewed the embed codes. My question is; where must the referenced video reside in order to work. The site I am working on is a Wordpress site and uploading a video is restricted to 8mb. I want to embed my videos into the articles I write so that they are available only on my site. Putting the code in the article is not a problem.

Thanks to anyone who cares to answer.