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:
Our users won't be signed in in all instances - Would i be possible to redirect to a sign in page for the first video when they click play?
For example our videos will be embedded into Moodle and the students may be offsite only logged into their Moodle account.
We could really use this feature in our k-12 environment when a user embeds a video in our LMS (Blackboard). The last thing our users (students and teachers) want to do is authenticate a second time to view a video. Perhaps you can have it be a channel setting that would allow for all videos in that channel to be embedded without the need for authenticating. Isn't this similar to how Office Mix works now?
Jeff Thorpe commented
I think this is a good start but we would still have a need to embed internal videos on web pages that are not in SharePoint. In our case we have applications like Enterprise Wiki and our employee portal that are on different platform other than SharePoint. All of our users that would access these other systems would have O365 licenses. We would also like to see Office Videos play inline in a Yammer post.
We are currently using Amazon Flowplayer to stream video content on our corporate intranet, which is built using SharePint 2013. We would like to begin using Office 365 Video Portal and associated Yammer commenting. We often incorporate a video into a news article page (using the flowplayer web part). If we move videos to Office 365, we would like the same embed functionality - INCLUDING the Yammer piece. I have been able to embed a video on the page using a content editor web part by manipulating the video URL (stripping to the file location), but it is not straightforward and does not include the yammer commenting functionality.
Jonathan McMillan commented
My organization has a training site in Office 365 SharePoint. The training site has text content with videos embedded. Right now we have these stored in SharePoint but want to move them to Office 365 video. But we need to embed them where our existing videos are embedded, not link to another page with them. Office 365 Video in our testing is much more reliable serving videos them the SharePoint storage.
Paul Bullock commented
Publishing pages such as an Intranet where video support would be needed.
ideally, this would be oEmbed for user with other technologies
Mary Elizabeth Dorazio commented
Look, I don't want to be disrespectful here but are you seriously asking under what circumstances we might want to embed a video hosted in your "nextgen portal" on another web page? I can understand that you would like to know the needs of your customers but at some point it is just a waste of time to have people take time out of their day to explain something that every other video portal takes for granted as a core competency.
I would think not just one way but also be able to post a relevant video from YouTube (embed) in the channel that I create. For instance a channel could be for "SharePoint training" which has some re order videos from the classroom training posted however I also want a supplemental video from channel9 or YouTube alongside right there in the channel. How do I do that?
We're increasingly seeing a "dual use" of videos - that is both internal and external.
The big win for us would come from consolidating this to one source (Office 365 Video) and making it possible to embed video on BOTH internal SharePoint sites AND public web applications/websites.
Currently we use Youtube/Vimeo for external content and another custom set-up for internal content and would opt for a simpler and more manageable set-up.
Richard Varner commented
Like many have reference below the ability to embed into another SP site would be great. We would like to use O365 Video and the streaming capabilities as the repository for video but also be able embed certain video's on the home page of an intranet site (like CEO Quartly Update), vs everyone having to go to the video portal channel. Another cool feature would be if you could embed a channel on a page or a video search that would scroll through several videos with the users being able to click on one as they scroll by.
Ricardo Vallecillo commented
We often post videos in news articles on our internal company site. Also many execs like to post videos in their blogs. Allowing for embeded videos would be a great benefit for both options.
Embed a video in a corporate new article, we use vimeo today but would rather keep everything in Office Video. Like youtube this would also be a gateway into Office video, I can't really see people coming in just for a browse.
Ben Stegink commented
I have several clients as well who like to put either a message from the president, or a "welcome to the portal" type video on the home page of their intranet. To be able to actually upload and store that video in the Video Portal to take advantage of everything offered there; and then easily embed that video and switch out which video is displayed on the intranet home page would a very nice feature enhancement.
Andrew Emmett commented
At a very basic level, how about embed code, like YouTube provides or like you can with the office web apps. Also, what about a video web part that talks to the video library. You could search in the web part for a video or browse the library...
Jari Kotola commented
Scenario 1: News Site. Let's say there has been a customer event. A video has been recorded showing what's happening in that event. It would be a value adding feature to embed that video in a new site page reporting about that customer event.
Scenario 2: Product Page. In a product site there are a bunch of product pages describing product features. I see it belong to these days to have a possibility to embed a video showing how the product is working, how it is used, how to unbox it, what are the best tips to a sales person to demonstrate the product to a customer... and so on.
Jeff Thorpe commented
We aren't using O365 as our company intranet and we have other solutions for Wiki and Blogs which do a better job than SharePoint. Currently our videos go into a custom video library application and then the videos can be played directly from there or embedded into other sites like SharePoint, the company Intranet, Blogs or Wikis. The types of video that get embedded in other sources are Executive Messages, HR/Benefit Information, Training and Tips.
In a k-12 environment like ours we need a safe place to store videos that can be embedded in our LMS (Blackboard). Teachers are currently doing this via youtube and can embed videos into their online courses...but at home students can follow that direct link to youtube. YouTube is great and all...but not the best place for videos in a k-12 setting.
If the embed feature could work like it currently does in OfficeMix that would be great!
Brent Ellis commented
Training videos uploaded into the O365 Video channel, would be embedded on a page that has supporting downloadable materials, links to take online quizes, etc. Users would not have to leave the context of the training area to view the video.
Joe Atwell commented
We have a webpage that references videos (hero image locations, leadership vidoes, etc). We want to embed the video with player so it is viewable in the proper format/rate based on client type/bandwidth.