We do not suggest hosting videos on a network share, server, or portal documents, as it will use Network Resources. Essentially, the portal will be forced to download/stream the video PER PERSON accessing the network.
It can be done (see the bottom of this article) but is NOT recommended.
We do suggest using the "embed feature" from a 3rd party source.
If you want to embed from a third party source:
- Add a Portal Text Editor (PTE) to the page you'd like the video to display on.
- Paste the embed code from your 3rd party provider into the HTML of the PTE. Easy!
We give two examples of how to get the embed code here, from two popular providers:
Then choose "EMBED"
This will generate a code snippet that you can adjust, if you like. Choose copy, then paste into your PTE.
From the settings, be sure to check how you have your security video set up. You may need to add your portal's URL as a place allowed to display the video, and/or allow watching via a private link.
In the top right, choose 'Share' and select 'Copy embed code'
This will copy the code from Vimeo to your clipboard. Once you paste it into the PTE, you can still make a couple of adjustments to the height/width as seen below. (Note also that you need to paste into the 'HTML side' of the PTE!)
If you must use a video from your mapped or database drive:
**NOTE - Network resources will be utilized if hosted on a network share, server, or the portal documents. This IS NOT the recommended method for large files, as it would essentially download/stream the video PER PERSON accessing through the network.**
1. Add to documents repository
2. Copy the URL of the document by going to the properties
3. Add this to HTML in Portal Text Editor
<video width="320"height="240" controls="controls">
<source src="http://portal/video.mp4" type="video/mp4"></source>
You would just want to change the http://portal/video.mp4 to the URL to your video and also the height and width depending on the aspect ratio and desired size. I hope this helps but please let us know if you are still needing assistance after altering the HTML. Thank you!
If these steps do not work, let our support team know and we can assist.