Office 365 Video for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

What is Office 365 Video?

Office 365 Video is an intranet website portal where people in your organization can post and view videos. It's a streaming video service for your organization that's available with SharePoint Online in Office 365. It's a great place to share videos of executive communications or recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, or training sessions, for example.

Office 365 Video with several videos uploaded

Create a channel and upload videos

To upload a video, you upload it to a specific channel. You can upload multiple videos to a channel at the same time. Anyone in your organization who has edit permission for a particular channel can upload videos to it. Office 365 Video comes with one preconfigured channel, which is named Community. By default, everyone has edit and view permission for the Community channel.

To create a channel
  1. Sign in to Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

  2. Select the Office 365app launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select the Video icon.

    Office 365 Video icon in App Launcher
  3. On the Office 365 Video top navigation bar, on the left side, choose Channels, and then on the right side choose + New Channel.

    Channels button and + New Channel button
  4. In the Start a new channel dialog box, do the following:

    1. Type a name for the new channel.

    2. Under Pick a channel color, select a color for the new channel.

    Office 365 Video Create a Channel
  5. Choose Create.

To change channel permissions
  1. Select the channel that you want to change permissions for.

  2. Go to the video channel settings page for the channel.

  3. In the left navigation pane, choose Permissions.

    Office 365 Video permissions
  4. To control who has full control over the channel, specify people or security groups in the Owners box.

  5. To control who can edit the videos within a channel, specify people or security groups in the Editors box.

  6. To control who can view the channel, specify people or security groups in the Viewers box.

To upload a video
  1. Select the channel that you want to upload a video to.

  2. On the top navigation bar, on the right side, choose Upload.

    Office 365 Video Upload videos button
  3. Do one of the following:

    • Drag a file to the box labeled Select videos to upload or drag files here.

    • Click in the box labeled Select videos to upload or drag files here, select a video in the Choose File to Upload dialog box, and then choose Open.

    Select videos to upload box
  4. While the video is uploading, you can provide a title and description for the video, and then click Save.

    After the upload is complete, the video player page will appear.

Watching a video

You can watch videos from where they are featured on the Office 365 Video home page, and from specific channels. When you select a video thumbnail, the video plays right in your browser window. You'll need to meet the following requirements to view a video in your browser.

Browser

OS

Playback Supported

IE 11

Windows 8.1

HTML5

IE 11

Windows 7

Adobe Flash

IE 9 - 10

Windows

Adobe Flash

Chrome 37+

Windows/OSX

HTML5

Firefox

Windows/OSX

Adobe Flash

Safari 8

OSX Yosemite

Adobe Flash

Safari

Below OSX Yosemite

Adobe Flash

Mobile

Browser

OS

Playback Supported

IE 11

Windows Phone 8.1

HTML5

Chrome

Android 4.4.4

HTML5

Safari

iOS 6

Native HTML5

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