Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Embedding Video On Your SharePoint Site

Have you ever wanted to simply add some video to a landing page in SharePoint? There are a lot of hefty applications out there that do this quite well, utilizing Silverlight and Ajax, but, did you know that you can do this with out of the box SharePoint? It's actually quite simple. Here's how!

  1. Upload a media file to a standard SharePoint Document Library
  2. Navigate to the site where you want to embed the video
  3. Edit the page and select Add a Web Part
  4. Under Miscellaneous, insert a Content Editor Web Part
  5. From the Web select Open the Tool Pane
  6. From Tool Pane, select Source Editor
  7. Copy in the following code (replace http://link to video here with the actual link to the video in the library):

<div align="center">

   <embed src="http://link to video here"







Click Apply. Its just a matter of formatting after that!


  1. Thank you so much for this tip! It saved me some time on embedding video. Now, trying to decide where to create a database of where to put the videos

  2. Thank you very much. So usefull..


    VIDIZMO for SharePoint allows organizations to provide a private platform for accessing interactive rich media presentations via their existing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 setups. Installation of VIDIZMO for SharePoint combines the power of VIDIZMO’s interactive video and rich media presentations and Microsoft SharePoint by providing a unified experience to viewers using Single Sign On within familiar and intuitive SharePoint interface

  4. Unfortunately this solution forces the user to provide a password every single time they attempt to look at the video. Very annoying.