Insert multimedia file into page??

I am trying to play a WMV file on a page, and I was following exactly the documentation guided:, below is my wiki code:

As an example my WMV's absolute URL is: http://[my-confluence-domain]/download/attachments/457473/video.wmv, and my wiki code is below:


No matter what I try, confluence (I am using 3.3.1) always generate a <img> tag on the page, and embeded the wmv video as img's src, I don't know why!!!! Please help!

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Hi Wendy,

If you actually attach the WMV file to the page and simply use the following markup:


Does it works?

Hi Alyson,

Thank you for your help! It does NOT work, I described my steps below:

  1. I create a page named "Video test"
  2. I attach a WMV video onto this page by clicking "Add" -> "Attachment".
  3. I upload the WMV video - "foo.wmv"
  4. I "Edit" "Video test" page, in "Wiki markup", I input content below:


The reulst is: it generate <img> tag:

<img src="myvideo.wmv" />

And if I just give it a "relative path", it always said cannot find the attachment:

Unable to render embedded object: File (Wei+Ye%27s+Instant+Meeting-20120823+0059-1.wmv) not found.

I found that higher version of confluence such as 3.5 seems has better support for Multimedia file, the links I found below:

But how can 3.3.1 support inserting video?? Its documentation said yes!!

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Sorry I can't provide an answer but I can corroborate the issue you are having. We are on 3.3.1 also and I tried repeating your steps myself.

While I didn't get any errors like you noticed, I did find that I couldn't embed a video attachment either. I could put a link to the attachment, but when I tried to embed it directly I couldn't find a way to do it. The Widget macro didn't work when giving it the link of the video, it just gave me a cog image instead.

Seems that upgrading might help, or maybe its worth finding out if there is a third party plugin for Confluence that will handle this?

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Hi Wendy,

Actually I raised a bug about this behavior, as you can see here:

Basically it seems that .WMV files cannot run neither Firefox or Chrome.

I would strongly suggest that you vote on this bug report to increase its popularity and add it to your watchlist for future updates.

I hope this helps.



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