I have a list of type Discussion board, and i want to upload Videos to a discussion board. So when someone upload a video, the video should be embedded inside the item body field, and users can start the video immediately. is this supported inside sharepoint?

now i try to upload a file of type .mp4 inside the discussion board body fied, where the video was added as a link, as follow:-

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while i was searching for an appraoch whihc allow end users to embed the Video inside the item body, so users can start watching the video right-away without having to open it inside their client application (as in Youtube case).


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Yes. The OOTB Discussion board uses a rich textfield, thus you can upload and embed images, videos etc.

If you embed a video from an external site, for example Youtube you get a lots of options to add parameters like autostart and such to the URL. (autoplay=1)


It's important that the video is stored as a Video content type. Use the default image library in your site to store the videos or create a new library of the type "Assets Library".

  • The videos we are planning to upload will be uploaded to sharepoint they do not exsits inside external sites... now when i try to upload a .mp4 file,, i will only get a link to the video , so users can not watch the video right away as in let say Youtube case..hope this explain my question
    – John John
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 12:16
  • now i chose to store the Video inside the site assets folder (the defualt folder).. so where i need to upload it instead?
    – John John
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 12:27
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    Any library that does have the video content type assigned. Or you can just create a new image library from the ootb list templates. Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 12:30
  • now i added a new "Picture library" but it doe not have Videos CT ? so is there another list which provide the Video content type by defualt ?
    – John John
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 12:33
  • Assets Library.. is this a publishing site? Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 12:35

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