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Inserting a Video to a Book Page

LA0
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Hi Community!

I inserted an mp4 video into a book page, however, when the bookpage/video is launched in the browser, it takes so much time to load and does not run smoothly even though the video is not very big. I tried to run it using very good internet connection and it was the same. Is there something that I can do to fix this ?

Many thanks!

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ShaneLipke
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Hi Lynn,

If you are trying to run a video, that is on an external video streaming site such as YouTube, in a book page, you should:

1. Open the Book Page in Producer
2. Add a Text Box to the Book Page and resize it to the size of the video
3. Open the Text Box like you are planning to enter some text and insert a video object into the Text Box

4. Click on the Embed button in the dialogue box that appears and then click the Embed button. Most of the embed codes have a specified size so you might want to play with these values to get the content to display the correct size
5. Enter the embedded version of the URL to the object, you can get the embedded version of the URL from YouTube - look under the Share button
6. Click OK and OK again and you will be good to go

It might not playback in Producer but if you synchronise the content to Manager and test the playback there, it should work.

Regards
Shane

Maggy
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Did you try to use a 'link' referring to the mp4 (fe Sharepoint) into the bookpage? For one of our customers we've used the embed link so that the mp4 is playing within YouTube.

LA0
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how can I add an external link to an object in producer though ?

Thank you!

DirkManuel
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Does it play the same way if you just open it in the browser on your PC (i.e. not from within a Book Page)? Most likely it is just going to be a filesize issue (although you do note it is not very big). Are you playing it back at full-size? If not, try resizing it to the size it will be during playback (e.g. in a 640x420 Book Page object) before loading it into SAP Enable Now. Otherwise it will be loaded into the browser the full original size and then scaled down at display time, which is inefficient. And if you are then displaying with 'Scale to Fit' on top of that, it will re-scale it back up again for the browser, which again takes resources.

LA0
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Thank you I will check this!