I have sharepoint enterprise server 2013. And I am working on a discussion board list inside my team site collection 2013. the team site collection does not have the publishing infrastructure features enabled. and i want to allow our users to upload videos inside the announcement item's Rick Text Editor field. so i follow these steps:-

  1. I added a new List of type "Asset Library".
  2. users will be uploading video to the Asset Library.
  3. then they can copy the Embed Code,and paste it inside the announcement body field.

now this worked well for the .mp4 files, but when i try this for a .avi file i got this error:-

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so can anyone advice what are the supported files for Videos inside sharepoint 2013? and can i fix the problem with .avi files? or sharepoint does not support these types of Videos ?

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as per my knowledge In HTML5, there are 3 supported video formats: MP4, WebM, and Ogg. WebM and Ogg are two much newer file types related to HTML5 video, I have tested only for MP4.

Please see below link for more details,



  • so can i conclude from your reply , that sharepoint 2013 follow the HTML-5 standards for the supported Video file formats ??
    – John John
    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:24
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    The browser you are using either chrome/edge/Mozilla or whatever to open the SharePoint portal it is supporting HTML 5. so i can say in simple term - yes. Feb 14, 2017 at 12:30
  • so if i want to play/embed videos inside my Rich text Editor field then i can have the videos in these formats only MP4, WebM, and Ogg ??
    – John John
    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:35
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    yes, I have worked on SharePoint Online for the same kind of issue. Feb 14, 2017 at 12:38
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    Please mark it as answer if it helped you :) Feb 15, 2017 at 5:34

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