How To Embed Onedrive Video

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You may encounter challenges when attempting to process the request to add a OneDrive video on your website or blog. However, incorporating a OneDrive video can provide a valuable means of sharing with your audience. Simply follow a few straightforward steps to successfully embed the video and enhance your content with an attractive video player. This article will serve as a helpful guide, offering personal recommendations and knowledge as you navigate the process of embedding a OneDrive video.

Step 1: Uploading your video to OneDrive

The first step in embedding a OneDrive video is to upload your video file to your OneDrive account. If you don’t already have a OneDrive account, you can easily sign up for one on the Microsoft website. Once you have your account set up, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the OneDrive website and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  2. Create a new folder or select an existing folder where you want to upload your video.
  3. Click on the “Upload” button and select the video file from your computer.
  4. Wait for the upload to complete. The time may vary depending on the size of your video and your internet connection speed.

Uploading your video to OneDrive ensures that it is securely stored in the cloud and can be easily accessed for embedding purposes.

Step 2: Generating the embed code

Once your video is uploaded to OneDrive, you can generate the embed code that you will use to embed the video on your website or blog. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the video file in your OneDrive folder.
  2. Right-click on the video file and select “Embed.”
  3. A pop-up window will appear with the embed code for your video. Customize the playback options according to your preferences, such as autoplay, loop, and video size.
  4. Copy the embed code provided.

The embed code contains all the necessary information to display your OneDrive video on your website or blog.

Step 3: Embedding the video on your website or blog

Now that you have the embed code, it’s time to embed the video on your website or blog. The process may vary depending on the platform you are using, but the general steps are as follows:

  1. Log in to your website or blog’s content management system (CMS) or editor.
  2. Create a new post or edit an existing post where you want to embed the video.
  3. Switch to the HTML or code view of your editor.
  4. Paste the embed code from Step 2 into the appropriate location in your post.
  5. Save or publish your post to see the embedded video in action.

It’s important to note that some platforms may have specific settings or plugins that need to be installed for proper video embedding. Make sure to consult the documentation or support resources of your platform if you encounter any issues.

My personal tips and insights

Having worked with OneDrive video embedding in my own projects, I’d like to share some personal tips and insights with you:

  • Consider the video size and quality: Depending on your website’s design and layout, you may want to adjust the video size to fit your content. Also, make sure your video is of good quality to provide a better viewing experience.
  • Test on different devices and browsers: It’s essential to check how your embedded video looks and functions on various devices and web browsers to ensure a seamless viewing experience for your audience.
  • Utilize additional features: OneDrive offers additional features such as captions, subtitles, and video analytics. Explore these features to enhance your video content further.


Embedding a OneDrive video is a simple and effective way to enhance your website or blog with engaging video content. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can seamlessly upload your video to OneDrive, generate the embed code, and embed the video on your website or blog. Remember to customize the playback options to suit your preferences and consider my personal tips and insights for a better video embedding experience. Happy embedding!