Adding media to a form

You can add media to the form anywhere you place the Media form item.

About this task

The Media item supports .avi, .mpeg, .mpg, .wmv, .wma, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, and .swf file types. When you use the Media item in an HCL Domino Volt application, it is important to use a media type that renders properly in the supported browsers that you expect your users to use. The ability to render a specific media type is dependent on the browser configuration and which plug-ins they installed.
Note: Ensure that you have proper spacing between Media form items and other form items that require pop-ups, such as Calendar. If these types of form items are too close together, the Media item blocks the pop-ups of the other form items.


  1. In the Palette, click Specialized.
    The list of specialized form items expands.
  2. Select Media and drop it onto the form.
  3. Click the Edit Properties icon to configure the media file.
    The Edit Properties window opens so you can configure the media file.
  4. Click Add file to upload a file, or point to a URL that hosts the file.
    Or you can select previously uploaded media from the Media drop-down menu.
    1. To set a media item to display on an iPad, click Use a file on the internet.
    2. Set the URL for the file, then select Maintain a link to the file only. Click OK.
  5. Configure the viewing options by adjusting the Show Control, Auto Start, and Loop radio buttons. Adjust the height and width of the view with the fields provided.
  6. Click OK to save your changes and close the Properties window.