Embedding Video

If your video file is already hosted on a streaming video service such as YouTube or Vimeo then the MillstreamCMS has built-in support to embed on any web page.

1. Video Plugin 

The method for editing regions with the display type menu is to choose display 'Video' and then paste the video link obtained from YouTube or Vimeo into the field provided as shown below.

Save and preview the page, your video should now be embedded.

The video will fill the maximum width of the region or page column that it is placed into.

2. Video inline within the Content Area

Within the layout/content editing area of a page, enter some ‘dummy’ text where you would like the video to appear - we suggest the title of the video for example "Matilda Bay Time Lapse".
This text will be hidden and replaced by the embedded video when the page is viewed.
Next, select the text you just entered and choose the   'Insert/edit Link' button in the toolbar as shown below.

Enter the link to the Vimeo video page in the  Url field as shown below. 

Select the   Ok button, then  Save the page. When you preview the page, your video should now be embedded.

If the video is not marked as private on Vimeo, Spring will automatically connect to Vimeo to make sure the embedded video is the correct size and proportions. If the video is marked as private, Spring will embed the video at the default sizes for your site (typically 16:9 ratio). Please contact support if this needs to be adjusted.

Potential Problems

Videos can have permissions set to restrict viewing for a variety of purposes. Sometimes this will be licensing purposes and other times for privacy purposes. If you own the video content then you can adjust these to ensure the video can be embedded successfully.

In Vimeo the permission settings are shown below. If your video is giving an error message it's likely to do with permissions. Just get in touch with us if you are unsure and we can look into it. Trying to embed a YouTube video? See the linked article to resolve the problem whereby "Playback on other websites has been disabled by the video owner" .

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