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How to Add Videos to Your Page Using SharePoint Web Parts

There are two ways to add videos using SharePoint’s built-in web parts. This article will demonstrate how users can easily accomplish this.


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Interactive Tutorial

Start the interactive tutorial to learn how to add videos using SharePoint web parts:



PRO DESIGN TIPIf you're looking for more ways to customize and present your videos, ShortPoint is the way to go! It allows you to easily add YouTube and Vimeo videos, as well as, display dynamic video content on your page. See how it works in the ShortPoint: Adding and Customizing Videos.


NOTEProceed to the Step-by-step Tutorial if you want to see a detailed description of the OOTB options you can customize.

Step-by-step Tutorial

There are two ways to add videos to your page. Follow along to learn how:


Option 1: Using the File and Media Web Part


Step 1: Add the File and Media web part

  • Go to the SharePoint page you want to use and click Edit.


Edit


  • Select the gray plus icon.
  • Use the search bar to look for File and Media and click it.

Step 2: Insert the Video

  • Look for the video you want to showcase and select it.
  • Click Insert.

Step 3: (Optional) Customize the Video

  • Click Video Settings and customize the video according to your preference:


video settings


ThumbnailThumbnail

allows you to customize the thumbnail of your video.


About Video
About Video

allows you to customize the Title and description of the video.

transcriot and captionsTranscript and captions

allows you to generate or upload transcripts for your video.

ChaptersChapters

allows you to add chapters to your videos, making it easier to watch.

CommentsComments

allows you to enable or disable viewer comments.

AnalyticsAnalytics

allows you to enable or disable video analytics.

Noise suppressionNoise suppression

allows your viewers to turn noise suppression off within the video player.

Audio filesAudio files

allows you to upload audio.



Step 4: Publish / Republish

  • Once you are satisfied with your edits, click Publish / Republish.

Option 2: Using the Embed Web Part


Step 1: Add the Embed web part

  • Go to the SharePoint page you want to use and click Edit.


Edit


  • Select the gray plus icon.
  • Use the search bar to look for Embed and click it.

Step 2: Paste the URL

  • Paste the URL of the video (applicable for YouTube videos) or the embed code of the video (applicable for other sources) in the field provided.
  • Then, click the cross icon to exit the settings.

Step 3: Publish / Republish

  • Once you are satisfied with your edits, click Publish / Republish.

Looking for More Video Customizations?


If you need more ways to customize your Video, ShortPoint is perfect for you! ShortPoint has the YouTube and Vimeo Design Elements, which allow you to display YouTube and Vimeo videos on your page easily. To top it off, you have the option to adjust the size of the videos according to your needs. You can also use the web parts indicated above and customize them using the SharePoint Web Part Design Element.


ShortPoint also has the Connect feature which allows you to display dynamic video content on your page. Check out the interactive tutorial below to see for yourself the benefits of having ShortPoint on your SharePoint page:



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