I am a project manager at Viddler (We use Atlassian for JIRA, but we do not use Confluence, however our customers do).
According to this page:
Support for Viddler was added in 2012 to play videos in Confluence using our flash player. We have since released an HTML5 player which our customers would like to use to embed videos in Confluence. It seems there is a need to use your Widget Connector tool rather then just a straight embed.
Is it not possible to use a straight embed code to embed html 5 video?
I'm one of the tech writers for the Confluence team, and I'm afraid the answer to your question is 'it depends'. In out of the box Confluence Server, or in Confluence Cloud it is not possible to drop an embed code straight onto a page.
Confluence Server customers do have the option of enabling a HTML macro (which ships disabled by default) that can be used to drop HTML, such as the embed code for your player onto a Confluence page. Some administrators won't be willing to enable this macro however because of security concerns. This macro is permanently disabled for our Cloud customers.
It looks like you guys at Viddler are doing some exciting stuff with interactive video. Do you know if your videos still play in the Widget Connector? I recently did a clean up of our widget connector docs, and Viddler was one of the ones I was not able to confirm as still working, now that it is no longer an open video community.
If the Widget connector isn't working with Viddler videos anymore, feel free to raise an issue for the dev team to have a look at.
Unfortunately, Viddler is not a confluence customer so I don't have a way to test this. If I gave you a public video with an embed code, would you be able to test it in the Widget connector?
We'd love to get this functionality working, as we have at least 1 mutual customer who wants to use both of our products together. As we pivot more towards interactive corporate training, we'll probably have a lot more opportunities for our products to work together as I see a lot of potential use cases for the interactive features of our players inside of a tool like confluence.
I think likely what is happening is that Confluence's widget connector supported our old legacy flash player. We likely need to add support for our new player as well. Does Confluence have any preferred option or partners for video delivery currently? This could present a good opportunity for our companies to work together.
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