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Video Column & Web Part Version 2.0


Video Column and Video Web Part are powerful controls made for uploading, managing, linking and playing video files. These controls support variety of video files that can be uploaded from computer, or linked from SharePoint library or streamed from direct URL. Component also allows embedding video from YouTube, Vimeo and other video-sharing websites to your SharePoint site.

Video

Feature List

Feature SharePoint Foundation 2010 SharePoint Server 2010
Supports large number of video file formats (AVI, WMV, SWF, FLV, MP4, MPEG and any other ones supported by the Windows Media Player)
Supports embedded video from YouTube, Vimeo, Google video and other video-sharing websites
Linking to external video source
Allow chose video from SharePoint Library
Ability to upload video file from computer
Quick-play from list view
Language pack support (desired localization could be added by request)

Why ArtfulBits Video?

Standard SharePoint Media Web Part and Media column presents only in SharePoint Server and can be used only to play WMV video and WMA, MP3 audio files. ArtfulBits Video allows you easy to organize your rich media the way it was meant to be.

 Standard Edition
Supports large number of video file formats (AVI, WMV, SWF, FLV, MP4, MPEG and any other ones supported by the Windows Media Player)   
Supports embedded video from YouTube, Vimeo, Google video and other video-sharing websites   
Linking to external video source   
Allow chose video from SharePoint Library   
Ability to upload video file from computer   
Quick-play from list view   
Language pack support (desired localization could be added by request)   


Video Web Part


Video Column: Display Item Form. Embedded Video from Youtube.


Video Column: New/Edit Item


Video Column: List View

ArtfulBits Video Web Part

You can use the Video Web Part to play audio or video clips on a page. To use the ArtfulBits Video Web Part you must first add it to your desired page as any standard Web Part.

Video Web Part

Click on player to configure it. The ribbon Media Options tab with player settings will appear.

Video Web Part

To configure the Video Web Part to display a specific audio or video file, point to Change Media, and then select one of the following:

  • My Computer – allows upload a file from your computer.
  • SharePoint – open File Picker dialog box through which you can select a video file from SharePoint Document Library, such as Assets Library, of any site within site collection.
  • Web Address – choose this option to link video from external source by typing the URL of the file you want to use.
  • Embed code – embed video from video-sharing websites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Google Video, etc.

By Start media automatically option you can specify whether you want the file to play automatically or not.

In the Size group on the ribbon, you can optionally specify any changes you want to make to the Horizontal and Vertical size of the media player.

ArtfulBits Video Column

ArtfulBits Video column enables users to embed video to list.

Video Column

In column settings page, you can specify default size for media player and configure options to be shown in ribbon under Change Media button.

Video Column Settings

Video Column

Preparation for Installation

Before installation, please, check that your target server meets Video Column & Web Part system requirements.

Also, it is recommended to install ArtfulBits License Manager before (if it is not installed).


1. Installation

Download Video Column & Web Part installation package from ArtfulBits website, unpack the file, and run Setup.exe:

Note:

You must be a SharePoint Farm Administrator for successful installation. Also "Windows SharePoint Administration" and "Windows SharePoint Timer" should be running on the server:

SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010

After system check is finished, click "Next".

After reading License Agreement, click "Accept" and go to next step.

Select one or more web applications and click "Next".

Wait for install to succeed, click "Next" for deployment status details.

2. License Management

Video Column & Web Part uses Per-Farm License Model (each license is bound to single SharePoint Farm ID). For more details about licensing models please visit License Agreement.

Product works in unlicensed mode for three days from the moment of installation. In this mode all the product features are unlocked same way as with trial license. After these three days either trial license or full license should be entered for product to function.

  • To get Video Column & Web Part trial license click here.

After ArtfulBits License Manager is installed, go to the SharePoint Central Administration page:

SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010

Choose "Operations".
Click on "ArtfulBits License Manager":

Click on "ArtfulBits License Manager":

This page shows all ArtfulBits installed products and their license statuses.

Click on product name to view license details.

If product is not licensed you can click "Enter License" link and enter license key (trial or full) into textbox. For upgrading product edition click "Convert License" and enter new license of target product edition.

Pressing "Activate" button will verify the key and in case of verification success license status will be updated.

Note: in trial or unlicensed mode all product features are available for evaluation. This way you will be able to try each and every feature available in the product line which will give you good understanding of what feature set will be necessary for you and it will be easier to come up with the decision which product edition should be purchased. After trial period expiration full license should be purchased which will determine product edition and available (unlocked) feature set.

Special link informing about product expiration is shown in SharePoint pages, where ArtfulBits component is used if product is using trial license or such license is "Expired" or no license is provided at all. Clicking on this link will redirect to product license status details page.

3. Activating / Deactivating Feature

Click "Site Actions" menu in the root site of one site collection, then click "Site Settings":
SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010
Click "Site collection features" link in Site Settings page:
SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint Site collection feature list, activate ArtfulBits Video Column & Web Part feature (if deactivated):

4. Product Upgrading

Process of updating Video Column & Web Part is pretty straightforward - just download latest installation package and execute Setup.exe from it. After system check completes, select an "Upgrade" option and then follow setup wizard instructions.

5. Uninstallation / Repairing

Execute Setup.exe from your installation package. On the Repair and Remove section, select Remove radio button and click "Next", the Video Column & Web Part will be uninstalled. Or select "Repair" - to repair the Video Column & Web Part .


For SharePoint 2013 products:
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2012
Server: SharePoint Release:
  • SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Browser:
  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
For SharePoint 2010 products:
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7 x64
Server: SharePoint Release:
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.5
Browser:
  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome

Item Version Size
SharePoint 2013
ArtfulBits_Video_v2.0_SP2013.zip
Zip file contains ArtfulBits Video Column & Web Part install files for SharePoint 2013, user guide and install guide documents. For more details about installation process select Installation tab.
2.0 2215 Kb
ArtfulBits_Video_v2.0_FullPack_SP2013.zip
Zip file contains ArtfulBits Video Column & Web Part and License Manager install files for SharePoint 2013, user guides and install guides documents for both products. For more details about installation process select Installation tab.
2.0 4153 Kb
SharePoint 2010
ArtfulBits_Video_v2.0_SP2010.zip
Zip file contains ArtfulBits Video Column & Web Part install files for SharePoint 2010, user guide and install guide documents. For more details about installation process select Installation tab.
2.0 2214 Kb
ArtfulBits_Video_v2.0_FullPack_SP2010.zip
Zip file contains ArtfulBits Video Column & Web Part and License Manager install files for SharePoint 2010, user guides and install guides documents for both products. For more details about installation process select Installation tab.
2.0 4151 Kb
Documentation
Video_UserGuide.pdf
Video Column & Web Part user guide.
798 Kb
Video_InstallGuide.pdf
Installation guide describes installation and licensing steps.
1111 Kb


Note: FullPack is not required if you already have installed or download ArtfulBits License Manager.

Release Notes

Version Notes
v2.0
(April 22, 2013)
New Features:
  • Added SharePoint 2013 support
v1.1
(March 26, 2012)
New Features:
  • Added embed video from video-sharing Web site support

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed column value editing
v1.03
(October 26, 2011)
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed column value editing
v1.02
(October 19, 2011)
Improvements:
  • Added generic icon for video from external sources

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed minor issues
v1.01
(October 14, 2011)
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed Access Denied error on playing in list view
v1.0
(June 03, 2011)
Initial Release

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