How to embed media (+ supported media types)


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Embed media allows you to embed resources (videos, images, tweets, etc.) hosted by other platforms in your content.

 

Add media to your article

1. Copy embed code from the source you want to embed
2. Click Embed Media icon in the editor
3. Paste the embed code
4. Click Insert

 

Supported media

A lot of media can be embedded in your article from major platforms like:

  • 5min.com
  • Anchor.fm
  • Blip.tv
  • Canva
  • CodePen
  • CollegeHumor
  • Daily Motion
  • Deezer
  • Figma
  • Funnyordie
  • Giphy
  • Hulu
  • Livejournal
  • Loom
  • Metacafe
  • Pingvp
  • Qik.com
  • Revision3
  • Scribd.
  • Soundcloud
  • Spotify
  • Tenor
  • Thedailyshow
  • Twitter
  • Typeform
  • Viddler.
  • VideoAsk
  • Vidyard
  • Vimeo
  • Wistia + fast.wistia.net
  • WordPress.tv
  • Xkcd
  • Yfrog
  • Youtube

Note: When embedding media use the direct browser URL (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxv6IRcuNaI) and not the embedded URL (https://www.youtube.com/embed/Oxv6IRcuNaI - mind the /embed/)


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How is this embedding done?  https://community.typeform.com/suggestions-feedback-34/join-typeform-s-feature-testing-community-150

 

We would like to do same, we are using different third party survey tool and we want to embed it to the community. It can be embedded with iframe but when I add Code and Language is HTML and I add the iframe code there the survey isn´t displayed. It just displays the iframe code in the message editor. Same thing when I send the post, code can be still seen.

What I am doing wrong?

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Typeform embedded a Typeform survey with the steps explained above. Which third-party tool survey did you try to embed within the topic, is it listed in the supported media list above?

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Typeform embedded a Typeform survey with the steps explained above. Which third-party tool survey did you try to embed within the topic, is it listed in the supported media list above?

Yeah I have founded another topic where supported tools are listed and this isnt there → https://webropol.com/

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Those surveys are not supported and can’t be embedded inside topics. You can embed it in a HTML widget on the homepage or within the sidebar. 

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Those surveys are not supported and can’t be embedded inside topics. You can embed it in a HTML widget on the homepage or within the sidebar. 

We have to be able to embed surveys to the topics, homepage/sidebar isn´t option for us. I think if Typeform is supported there should be option to do this with other tools as well.

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Hi there - looking for an update on uploading & embedding .mov files. I noticed this original post was 2 years old so just trying to understand what’s possible.

A large portion of our customer files are created in our personal digital asset management portals which create .mov files.

If .mov files are not supported, is there a common workaround?

Please advise!

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Hi Ryanne,

Here are some suggestions for workarounds:

  • Upload the video to a supported platform (loom, wistia, youtube) and embed it in a post
  • Add the .mov into a Zip file (.zip) and attach the .zip to a post
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Note: When embedding media use the direct browser URL (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxv6IRcuNaI) and not the embedded URL (https://www.youtube.com/embed/Oxv6IRcuNaI - mind the /embed/)

I tried to embed YT video, just like URL above:

 
Here that URL adds embedded video and in our community it adds only link to the video? 

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Hi Terore,

have you accepted the full set of cookies on your community? If you haven’t accepted the full set of cookies we’re not allowed to show embedded media and we’ll only show a URL. I can see the video embedded in the post above :)

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Hi Terore,

have you accepted the full set of cookies on your community? If you haven’t accepted the full set of cookies we’re not allowed to show embedded media and we’ll only show a URL. I can see the video embedded in the post above :)

Good tip, for some reason I had blocked cookies and after I enabled then automatic embedding started to work. Thanks a lot.

Btw, when cookies were blocked, when I tried “Embed media” feature I got error message “Media is not supported” or “URL is not supported” (etc, I dont remember exactly). This error message is confusing, you have right media and everything is ok but cookies are disabled. Is there anything you can do for this, the give error message what gives better info for the user?

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Glad it worked! Did you receive the error because the cookies were not accepted or because the wrong URL was posted? When you use the wrong share URL you will get an error:

Note: When embedding media use the direct browser URL (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxv6IRcuNaI) and not the embedded URL (https://www.youtube.com/embed/Oxv6IRcuNaI - mind the /embed/)

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Just gonna slide in here for a sec!

I also note that if you decline all cookies on the inSided default cookie banner, that also breaks the media embed tool into thinking that nothing is allowed to be embedded. Just in case that helps somehow!

And yes, this is the error you’ll get.

 

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Glad it worked! Did you receive the error because the cookies were not accepted or because the wrong URL was posted? When you use the wrong share URL you will get an error:

Note: When embedding media use the direct browser URL (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxv6IRcuNaI) and not the embedded URL (https://www.youtube.com/embed/Oxv6IRcuNaI - mind the /embed/)

Just like @Blastoise186 described above.

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Thanks for clarification!

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