See how the Media Player Web Part allows you to add video or audio to a SharePoint page. Plus, see how to add an image to your resting video player.
- [Bill] We have the ability in SharePoint to add a video. We can actually add a video player and upload a video to it right here in our SharePoint page so that our users can watch that video. To do that, we need to open the page up for editing. So we're going to go up here to the upper-right corner, we'll click on our little gear and we have the Edit page option. If you don't see this, you'll need to talk to your SharePoint site owner to make sure you have the proper permissions. And when we click there, we see that the page has opened up for editing.
Now, we're going to add the video player right here, in this left column and to add that web part, we click on Insert and go to the Web Part button. Now the video player is down here under the Media and Content category, and it is the Media Web Part. Now, we're going to double-check to make sure that our cursor is in that left column before we go here to the lower-right and click Add. And there is our web player.
Now, we're going to click on this little box right here in the upper-right corner of our web player and it brings up two more tabs. One for the web part and one for the media. Now, we can adjust the size of the video, you'll see here we have horizontal and vertical size and the little button for Lock Aspect Ratio. I like the size that it is right now, 640 by 360, I think that's plenty big. We could make it bigger or we could make it smaller, but I think it's okay. We need to add our media now, so we're going to go over here to the left and you see the button that says Change Media? We're going to click that and it opens to our asset library.
This is our site assets library and this video is already here in SharePoint. Now you also can add things from your local computer and we'll show you that in just a couple of minutes. But we only have one video in here, so that's the one we want. We're going to select it and then go down to the lower-right corner that says Insert Video. Now this is a MP4, that's what I have, but a WMV format video will also work in SharePoint. And when we click Insert Video, our video is there now, so we will save it so we can look at it.
Wow, that's a really ugly video player, isn't it? I know you're thinking that. You're thinking, "Hey Bill, "wouldn't it be nice if we had an image "that we could add so that we didn't have "this kind of ugly looking thing?" Well, yeah, you're right and we can do that and we need edit our page once again so we're going to go and click on Edit page, we'll select our web part once more and we're going to go back to the Media tab. Now over here next to Change Media, we have the Change Image button and when we click that, you'll see it gives us the option to add an image from computer, from SharePoint, or from a web address.
We're going to select From Computer this time and this would be the same if you wanted to add a video from your computer. It opens up this window, which prompts us to browse our local machine and it took me right to my video folder 'cause that's where the video image happens to be. I'm going to select that image and choose Open, and click OK. Yeah, that's looking a little bit better now, isn't it? Let's go ahead but before we run it, 'cause I know you really want to see it, I want to show you one more thing. Also on the Media tab, you see we have two options here, Start media automatically or Loop until stopped.
Right now and by default, when you add this video player, you see the big play button here in the lower-right, that's going to be there and your user has control over when the video plays. They would click that and it would start and you'll see there's going to be a toolbar. If you want the video to start playing as soon as somebody comes to the site, you would check that box for Start media automatically, and you could also choose to have the video continue to loop until you stop it. Now, I don't want either of those options, I'd like the user to have control, so I'm simply going to go to my Page tab and click Save and now let's take a look at that video.
And you see we have the toolbar like I was saying, we have pause, it gives me the time, we have a little timeline. I can adjust the volume. I can even make it full screen if I want. Pretty cool, huh? Now you know how to add a video player and upload a video to your SharePoint page.
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