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  • my Company is looking into Sharepoint 2010 and have a couple questions - Is there an out of the box way to display modal videos (ie click on a video thumbnail and the video pops up on the screen to view) on sharepoint 2010.  Same thing for modal photos that would then link to another page using out of the box functionality - does that exist or do we need custom coding to accomplish these items?

    Thanks, Steve

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:32 PM

Answers

  • The media viewer could probably handle your video display needs but the thumbnail is going to be an issue. SharePoint doesn't display a thumbnail of uploaded videos. It does for pictures but not videos. You could create a picture library, add a url to video, and upload a thumbnail yourself. That is kind of a lot of work if you have a lot of videos though.
    Hope that helps,
    SharePointNinja
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:43 PM
  • Hi,

    it can be done but not out of the box. As SharePoint Ninja mention Media viewer web part is able to play videos. With some little jquery coding this functionality can be added.

    Here you have a nice example for a you tube video: http://sharepointfoundation2010.blogspot.com/2010/07/apply-jquery-lightbox-with-sharepoint.html

    Kind regards Stefan.

     


    http://www.n8d.at/blog
    twitter: n8design
    MCTS - SharePoint / WSS Configuration and Development
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 8:02 PM

All replies

  • The media viewer could probably handle your video display needs but the thumbnail is going to be an issue. SharePoint doesn't display a thumbnail of uploaded videos. It does for pictures but not videos. You could create a picture library, add a url to video, and upload a thumbnail yourself. That is kind of a lot of work if you have a lot of videos though.
    Hope that helps,
    SharePointNinja
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:43 PM
  • Thanks for the quick reply!
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 6:28 PM
  • Hi,

    it can be done but not out of the box. As SharePoint Ninja mention Media viewer web part is able to play videos. With some little jquery coding this functionality can be added.

    Here you have a nice example for a you tube video: http://sharepointfoundation2010.blogspot.com/2010/07/apply-jquery-lightbox-with-sharepoint.html

    Kind regards Stefan.

     


    http://www.n8d.at/blog
    twitter: n8design
    MCTS - SharePoint / WSS Configuration and Development
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 8:02 PM