Video

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Local (on-wiki)[edit | edit source]

Local video files are displayed in a player automatically. For example, File:Dave_Matthews_Band_-_You_Me.mp4 is automatically handed over to an HTML5 video player just by linking normally to the file.

You type You get
[[File:Dave_Matthews_Band_-_You_Me.mp4]]
Note: there are more options to media file linking, but this example shows the bare minimum.

Cloud (e.g. YouTube)[edit | edit source]

Video files hosted on any of the 30 supported platforms including YouTube, Vimeo, TED Talks, & Archive.org can be displayed/played easily.

You type You get
{{#ev:youtube|FVztZI-OMUg|720|right|Michael Franti & Spearhead - Good to be Alive Today (Acoustic remix)|frame}}

There seems to be a weird thing going on with the link format. In order to get options like a frame and a caption, it's probably best to use the full URL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID). If you don't care about the formatting of the video box, you can just use the video ID in your link.

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Good to be Alive Today (Acoustic remix)
{{#ev:youtube|pSsYTj9kCHE}}

Syntax[edit | edit source]

For more details on the link syntax for videos, as well as the list of supported services, see the extension page .

Finding Local Videos[edit | edit source]

You can use the Special:MIMESearch page to search for video files. If you're using the Visual Editor, then you can search right in the edit window.