The extension BlueSpice Player allows you to embed local video files in a page. These files have to be uploaded to your wiki first.
If you want to embed videos from a video sharing service such as Youtube, you can use the installed extension EmbedVideo. EmbedVideo is documented at www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:EmbedVideo.
How to use the video player
Use the tag
<bs:showtime>Video.mp4</bs:showtime> anywhere in an article to activate the player. Upload the video into your wiki first. You can upload the video just like an image (Global actions > Upload file).
The following video formats are supported: mp4, ogv, flv, webm
You can configure the player with the following arguments:
|width||Width of the video||int||320|
|height||Height of the video||int||240|
|autostart||Automatically starts the video when the page is loaded||bool||false|
|repeat||Automatically repeats the video in a loop||bool||false|
<bs:showtime width="960" height="760" autostart="true">Testvideo.mp4</bs:showtime>
For technical reasons, not all video formats can be played in all browsers.
Please note: due to VideoJS standards, the player is set back from HTML5 to Flash when playing an flv-file or using Internet Explorer.
The video player is enabled by the extension BlueSpicePlayer. An administrator has to add the necessary video extensions to the allowed file extensions in the Config Manager.