Join Ron Davis for an in-depth discussion in this video Using video and images in your site, part of Publishing Sites with SharePoint 2013.
- Using videos in your SharePoint publishing site. I would highly recommend creating videos for your publishing site. I would also frankly, depending on the use that you'd be putting these videos to, you might consider having someone do some professional editing. But the impact of videos is immense. They're becoming more and more popular. I mean after all, you're on lynda.com. And I would state a little personal prejudice here. One of the reasons you're on lynda.com is not the raw videos that I or others as authors turn over to lynda.com.
But it's the quality of the videos after they come out of their publishing and their editing process. It's just outstanding. But even internally, if you're just going to produce some videos withing your products and how to work on your products etc., then these can be very handy. I recently get a plumbing part in. I had no idea how to put it in. And when I called the company they sent me a link to a video and I watched it. I has able to install it. So, because of that, Microsoft's recognize this trend and has made publishing videos very easy.
So I'm on my home publishing site here. And if we go to Side Contents, when we turn on the publishing feature we already looked at some of the things that happened to groups and permissions. But a library was created for us right here called Images. So here's the library and I have a video, and it's just a little demo video that's really just a couple screen shots. And a couple pictures from my personal library. So if you'll notice here, there is no thumbnail on this video. One of the problems of not having a thumbnail is the internal SharePoint site that I'm using we built and it's just a demo site and we're running everything off of one server.
So we're getting some conflicts. But normally if your front end web server has Desktop Experience enabled, then you'll have a thumbnail too. But if there's not, I'll show you a way to fix it here in a second. So you see these images are here. And all you should do to add them is you can either browse on into them. Or you can drag and drop them from your file system. And then they're into SharePoint. So lets go back Home and create a page. Oh we'll select our little gear. And we'll call Add a page. And we'll name it Our Visuals.
And we'll just go Create. Okay, now you're gonna go over to the Insert tab. And you're gonna select Video and Audio. And you're gonna do it from SharePoint. You can, as you see, you can bring it in from other locations also. But I've got it all located within SharePoint. So let's select SharePoint. And then I'm going to go into the Images. Here and as I said Video, I have the only video up here. By the way, you'll notice I have a subsite down there to subsite.
Also has images within it. So I could locate them and there's non, no images down there. But I could locate it anywhere within this site collection. So I've got the images down here. And we'll just select it and I'll call it Insert. Lets just make sure it runs. And of course it does. So we'll stop it once again. See I've got this change media, which would change the particular video I'm looking at. But I'm going to click Change Image. And I'm going to say again from SharePoint. And withing SharePoint, I'm gonna come up to my Images library.
Now these images do not match what the video is but that doesn't matter. I'm just trying to give you a demonstration. So lets just grab this one. And we'll call Insert. So now lets go over and check it in. And have any comments? I don't. And there's my image and I'll call Publish. And we'll click to Go. And there she rolls. So as you can see down here I just have a little screenshot video. Of course I have full screen, etc.
So that's all there is to adding videos into your SharePoint publishing site.
- The ins and outs of publishing a SharePoint site
- Viewing the templates and groups in action
- Authoring a site using HTML and Word
- Using video and images in your site
- Cross-site publishing
- Understanding managed navigation
- Adding a product catalog
- Performing analytics on your site