You can bulk upload your video's up to your uploads directory and then on upload screen check the box to skip upload and process files in your uploads directory. That will allow you to process those files. You can upload on the bulk screen an optional thumbnail to represent a video.
I did get the video into the gallery by following your instructions.
Unfortunately, for some reason it won't play though. I've tried playing it inline and via a download and it won't work. I get a windows error message number "error message C00D11B1"
When I tried playing the original uploaded file which is on the server but not in the gallery it would play fine. Would this be a .htaccess issue of some kind? I've tried everything I can think of and I can't get the videos to stream when I click on the gallery thumbnail.
Actually the specific error that I get seems to point to some kind of error on the server end.
Why do I get error C00D11B1 when I try to stream content?
Error message: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file."
Windows Media Player can't open the file on the streaming media server. Review the content provider's system requirements to make sure that your computer is configured correctly for streaming. If it is configured correctly, try to determine where the problem resides by doing the following:
• The file may be temporarily unavailable. For example, the streaming media server can't accept new Player connections or it can't stream the file to you because not enough bandwidth is available for all Player connections. Try to play the file again later.
• The file may be missing. Try playing another file on the content provider's Web site. If you can stream other files from the Web site, notify the content provider.
• The streaming media server may not be configured correctly. If you can't steam any files from the Web site, try playing files on another content provider's Web site (such as WindowsMedia.com Media Guide). If you can stream files from other Web sites, notify the content provider.