Insert a reference to an external video

For HTML outputs, you can insert references to externally-hosted videos in topics. The referenced video is embedded in the topic and streamed when viewed.

You can use IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop to insert the video in the topic as an <object> element.

Referencing videos in this way saves importing all the video content into IXIASOFT CCMS, and it allows you to store videos in a central location. This central location must be hosted externally so that the target audience can access the videos.

Note: How the videos appears in the final HTML output depends on your transformation scenario. To optimize this use of videos, your transformation scenario should be configured to handle <object> elements and any of their attributes that you want to use.

To insert a reference to the video in a topic:

  1. In the topic, click the location where you want to add the video.
  2. On the toolbar, click (Insert Media Object).
    The Insert Media dialog opens.
  3. In the Location field, paste the URL of the video you want to reference.
    For embedded HTML frames (such as YouTube videos), copy and paste the embed code into the field.
    Note: For YouTube videos, you can get the embed code by right-clicking the video in YouTube and selecting Copy embed code.
    The Type radio button updates to indicate the correct file type.
  4. (Optional): Change the width and height of the video using the Width and Height fields.
  5. Click Insert.
    An object element that references the video is inserted at the target location.

    For iframes, the allowfullscreen attribute is automatically added, but it is left blank.

  6. (Optional): If you want to allow users to expand iframe videos to be full screen, enter true as the value for the allowfullscreen attribute.
The XML for the referenced video should look like this:
<object width="1137" height="693" data="" outputclass="iframe"> <param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"/> </object>