How to embed a Video in SharePoint?

By | September 14, 2015

There are several ways a user can add audio or video clips to a SharePoint page when editing the page in browser. Here we are going to discuss the following ways to embed a video to SharePoint. We will follow a step by step approach to achieve the desired output.

  1. Add the media web part on the page
  2. Embed a video on the page using embed code

What’s Required:

  • Activate SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature.
  • Silverlight must be installed.

1. Add the media web part on the page:

  • Open SharePoint site and open page where you want to show video.
  • Edit the page using site action option.
  • Click on “Add a web part” option on the page. It will open add web part property in ribbon bar.
  • Select “Media web part” option in Media and Content section.Media Web Part in SharePoint 2013
  • When the Media Web Part appears on the page, click the text that states “Click here to configure”.Configure Video in SharePoint
  • To configure the Media Web Part to display a specific audio or video file, point to “Change Media” option in ribbon bar, and then select one of the following:
    • From Computer
    • From SharePoint list
    • Embed
    • From Address
  • Click “From Computer” option and select video file and click on ok button.
  • It will play video.Play Video in SharePoint

Note: You can get detailed information about Microsoft Certification Exams related to SharePoint 2013 here.

2. Embed a video on the page using embed code:

If user want to use embed code from a third-party video-sharing website like YouTube’s video to add a video to a page, you can do so by adding the embed code to the Content Editor Web Part.

  • First you have to add Content Editor Web Part on the page.
  • On the Format Text tab of the Editing Tools ribbon, in the Markup group, click HTML, and then click Edit HTML Source option.Content Editor Web Part
  • Then add following code in “HTML Source” editor window and click on OK button.

    <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>

    HTML Source

  • It will play your video in the SharePoint site.Playing through Content Editor

These are the 2 simple ways to embed video on a SharePoint page. Hopefully, now the user can easily achieve the desired goal of embedding video by following the above step by step approach.

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