Adding a video to your wiki page

You can embed a video in a wiki page.

About this task

To add a link to a video to a wiki page, you can link directly to a Flash movie if you have its URL. A Flash movie usually has a *.swf file extension. If you are linking to an embedded video, such as a YouTube video, copy the information for embedding the video and paste it into the HTML code of the wiki page.


  1. Open or create a wiki page.
  2. Choose one of the following methods to add a video:
    • To insert a Flash movie, complete the following steps:
      1. Click the Flash icon Insert Flash Movie on the toolbar of the rich text editor.
      2. Enter the URL for the Flash movie.
      3. Override the default display settings by entering values in pixels for the width and height. You can also specify how much vertical space to display above and below the video.
      4. To see how the video appears in the wiki page, click Preview.
    • To embed a video, complete the following steps:
      1. Copy the video embedding code and paste it into the editor.
        • You can paste iFrames and traditional embed code directly into the rich text editor. Many video-sharing websites provide iFrame code by default although it is usually possible to get the old embedding code; on YouTube, for example, you can select the Use old embed code option.
        • To embed a video from YouTube, click Share > Embed. Copy the contents of the field and paste it directly into the editor without switching to source view. The rich text editor automatically detects that if the video is an iFrame and inserts an iFrame object in the editor. If the old embed code is used instead, the editor automatically detects a flash video and a flash object is inserted in the editor. When the page is saved, the video contents can be viewed within the page.
        • If you are inserting an example of video markup, you must paste the markup code as it appears on the video-sharing website. Do not add any new lines, spacing, or characters; otherwise the automatic detection feature in the editor might not be triggered. The following examples of video markup are automatically detected by the wiki editor:
          <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
          <object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value=";hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=";hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
        • If you paste video code into the rich text editor and it is not automatically converted into a flash video or iFrame, paste the video code into a plain text editor, and then copy it into the rich text editor.
      2. Add any other text that you want to display alongside the video.
  3. Save the page.

What to do next

When users view this page, the embedded video is displayed.