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!

3 answers

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!!

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?

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.



Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Feb 06, 2019 in Confluence

Try out the new editing experience

Hi team, I’m Avinoam, a product manager on Confluence Cloud, and today I’m really excited to let the Community know that all customers can now try out the new editing experience and see some of the ...

1,363 views 97 8
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you