4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 28, 2016 3:55 PM by hernan.guelman

    Embedding Wistia Videos Inline in a Document or Discussion.

    gabe.shaughnessy

      Here's how I was able to embed a video from Wistia.com into a document on the JC.

       

      1. Create a new video object:

      Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 11.11.48 AM.jpg

      2. Choose the 'Embed a Video' option:

      Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 11.12.02 AM.jpg

      3. Get the embed code from Wistia.com (use the 'inline embed' tab and select the 'iframe' version):

      Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 11.13.00 AM.jpg

      4. Copy URL of the video from the embed, then change '.net' to '.com' and add 'https:' to the url. I've highlighted the URL here:

      Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 11.18.30 AM.jpg

      so //fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/8s0m2qwomp becomes: https://fast.wistia.com/embed/iframe/8s0m2qwomp

      (note: changing the .net to .com is a temporary requirement until embed.ly updates their support for wistia.net. You are welcome to try it with the .net address, it should be working soon)

       

      5. Paste the modified video url (not the full embed code) into the dialogue on the JC and click 'import video'

      Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 11.21.13 AM.jpg

      6. Once your video has been uploaded and saved, copy the video ID from the URL. You will need this for the next step:

      Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 11.22.36 AM.jpg the video id url is highlighted here.

      7. Create a new document or discussion. In the Rich Text Editor (RTE), the 'insert video' button does not work. Instead, just switch to HTML view and paste the following code, and update the _videoid parameter to use the video ID you just copied:

      <p><img class="jive_macro jive_macro_videomacro " height="360" width="640" jivemacro="videomacro" _videoid="9825" /></p>


      8. Switch back to the full editor and you should see your video embed as a placeholder in the document. Once you publish the document, the video embed will appear.

       

      Thanks Ryan Rutan for discovering this convoluted fix.