Embed a video to other pages
It is important that we can easily embed a video from the video portal to other pages, e.g., a SharePoint page.
Embeding a video outside of the video portal is now available. You can embed videos into sharepoint online pages or any other web page where you have single sign on (SSO) setup.
See more info on this feature here:
Or grab the embed code via REST API:
Would also like to see it embedded into websites outside of SharePoint such as wordpress.
Jared Reed commented
Would love to see the ability to embed outside of sharepoint, i.e. Moodle and or other learning management systems without the need to sign in. Maybe if it could be toggled for external viewers to see the video but not access the channel would be great as well.
Is there a plan to have the same overlay controls for embedded video as there is on the actual Office 365 page? There is an issue currently where IE browsers will not permit 'allowfullscreen' within iFrame video embeds from Office 365 (the button won't appear).
There's also no quality control with the embedded player.
Agree that this is not completed since only supporting sharepoint embedding but have reassigned my votes to a more specific request to be able to embed into a Learning management system.
Bob McCoy commented
I would not consider this completed. This only provides the ability to embed the videos within other Sharepoint sites. We were hopeful to be able to use this as a video repository for other systems we utilize such as Learning Management Systems.
Also, we have selectively enabled First Release on certain users for our tenant and they have yet to see this feature.
+1 for embedding in our learning management system
Would be nice if this was implemented the same way that Sway allows you to share externally or internally. I think you could assume the user would be signed into O365 but if they weren't it would be great if they could sign in to get access (a bit like how yammer works?)
If you have SSO, the embed *should* work for on prem. We need to do more testing and also implement the authentication/login to our embed. This is scheduled this month and next month.
Anyone who like to try the embed out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can flight it to your tenant. It's not yet in prod and we'd love to hear your feedback on what's working what's not.
Toby Lawler commented
We are still running on-prem 2010 for the majority of our Intranet. The move to SharePoint Online will be partial at best and long for sure. So, no, SPO will not get us most of the way there. Can't you piggyback on the authenticated session between O365 and on-prem SharePoint?
We would like the ability to embed videos inside non-Sharepoint pages, such as Moodle and Open edX installations. We do use Azure AD to authenticate users, so that should not be an issue. (But I think adding an option to make a video public will also be useful in some scenarios.)
Jim Judges commented
Please note when I use One Drive PowerPoint and Word allow sharing and embedding. The owner of the document can decide who gets access.
I hope this feature will be developed by Microsoft. Especially if they want to keep up with competitors and the needs of their customers.
See embed option in this screenshot: http://snag.gy/bNu9E.jpg
David Westbrook commented
I am a bit disappointed that this functionality wasn't identified as a core feature to start with.
I have just spent 6 months building up a SharePoint site to host learning resources (everything from Office files & PDFs to videos) as in the past users would simply upload all their resources to our web server directly and it would run out of space and the performance was bad. The idea was that everyone could upload their resources to SharePoint and then use embed codes to use the resources within our VLE sites (we use Frog VLE), however it seems that SharePoint simply doesn't understand the concept of allowing embed codes to non logged in users. Embedding Word & PowerPoint is possible, but very long winded (i.e. you have to create a view only share link, navigate to the share link and then copy the embed code from there) and now it appears that there is no way of embedding videos from either the new portal or the older SharePoint video section unless users are all logged in. (So why is there the Everyone credential?)
Why have you done this Microsoft? Why would people want to host videos and resources in the cloud that they cannot then embed into other websites? I just cannot understand the logic behind this decision. It's a real shame as SharePoint is generally excellent. Yet that doesn't really matter when all you can see is an error stating "this content cannot be viewed in a frame".
Paul Czarapata commented
In our instance embedding in SharePoint would be ok, but what we really want is the ability to embed them in our learning management system for students to view.
Chris Radcliffe commented
For Safety use cases, it would be useful to have the ability to track or confirm if an employee has watched a video. New hazards, policy or procedures sometimes warrant a sign off compliance validation.
Chris Radcliffe commented
It would be ideal for customers with on Prem SharePoint and ADFS hybrid scenarios if you offered a video webpart with Embed capability and Video carousel for listing multiple vids based on a channel or keyword tag.
Olivier Garbe commented
Would it be possible to extend the embed code so only a clip portion of the video is played (start and stop times)?
please make sure your embed code generates a thumbnail and doesnt require loading the video file before the user presses play!
We use SP (2010) for both our intranet and internet sites. For this to be viable for us, we need to be able to embed in secure/internal SP sites/pages (generally publishing pages), but it is also critical that we can publish the videos on our external-facing websites (http) and have full support for users to view the videos on mobile platforms. It would be ideal to make the videos simple to upload from mobile devices as well, since that's where many are created.
John Major commented
This is good news. I agree that securing videos is the way to go, but at the very least we should be able to extend the embed code to an on premis sharepoint 2013 server which is secured as well by authentication
Jonathan McMillan commented
Dear Product Team: Thanks for starting! Your idea to provide embed in SharePoint online will meet my organizations needs quite nicely.