#Office365Challenge All about SharePoint web parts and today we’ll look at the Media & Content Category – Media Web Parts.

Day: 194 of 365, 171 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: SharePoint Web Parts – Media Web Parts

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We’re busy with the Media and Content Categories (Web Parts), today we’re looking at Media Web Parts. Media Web Parts allow us to add videos to SharePoint Pages.

Media and Content:Media

Content Editor Allows authors to enter rich text content.
Get started with your site This web part displays a set of tiles with common SharePoint actions.
Image Viewer Displays a specified image.
Media Web Part Use to embed media clips (video and audio) in a web page. *
Page Viewer Displays another Web page on this Web page. The other Web page is presented in an IFrame.
Picture Library Slideshow Web Part Use to display a slideshow of images and photos from a picture library.
Script Editor Allows authors to insert HTML snippets or scripts.
Silverlight Web Part A web part to display a Silverlight application.

Note:  Silverlight must be installed for the video to play. Always adhere to current company policies regarding the type of media you are allowed to upload and take note of the size of the media as it will be slow to load / play if it is a very large file.

  1. Add the Media Web Part
  2. Under the Media Tab you can configure the following:
    1. Point to the video under Change Media
    2. Change the “intro” image under Change Image
    3. Change the Title under Title
    4. Set it to Start Media Automatically


And that’s how easy it is!!

Tomorrow we’ll talk about Page Viewers.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.