Setup is SharePoint 2013, on premise. We have multiple web applications, an intranet, an extranet, and MySites.

I have been including videos resources on my Blog via a Video Library within MySite. It worked so well that management wants me to move those videos to a new "IT Department" site that is on our Intranet, but to continue to use video within my blogs.

I always desire to have only one copy of information - especially videos. Since I'm trying to embed the videos within my blog posts, just linking to the video isn't going to work. When I try to insert the video via "SharePoint", I can't get to it and if I try to insert it via address, it errors out.

Is there a way to these video resources available to MySite so I can only have one version of the video but have it as a resource to multiple locations, specifically presented inline on my Blog site, or is the only way to get this done is to maintain the two versions?


You can try with the content search web part that should be able to get your videos from different web applications. There is a template for videos but you can customize your own.

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  • That would be fine if the blog posts were web part pages, but I'm using Create a Blog and I can't insert a Content Search Web Part within the Body of the Blog Post. – Michelle Hines Sep 21 '16 at 19:47
  • if you activate publishing infrastructure in the blog (the new blog) you will have a library called pages where you can have all the pages that you want – susan Sep 22 '16 at 11:37
  • I did find the answer on another site. Ultimately, since I'm going between collections, I need to embed the video (although both collections are mine). I had that step correct, but I was still getting an error with the embedding. I had to go to the Top Level of MySite and go into HTML Field Security and add the addresses I was using for those other sites into the domains to allow the iframes. A good bit of clicks to copy and paste, but this works now and there is only 1 copy of the videos. – Michelle Hines Sep 23 '16 at 16:08

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