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Why can't I embed video on a page?

I've attatched a video as .mp4 and when I look for the macro to embed it, I can't. Is this a macro that needs to be enabled? If so, how? What even is the correct macro/process for embedding a video?

Thanks for your help.

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Marian Finch Atlassian Team May 12, 2013

Thanks for providing a screenshot. I tested this using all of the methods mentioned above and was able to successfully insert the Multimedia Macro. For security purposes only our OnDemand Support Engineers have access to your instance to further assist in troubleshooting this issue. You can submit a support request 24/7 via - make sure you select the OnDemand Support Project. One of our OnDemand Support Engineers will be able to resolve this issue for you and get the Multimedia Macro back up and working :)

Again please don't hesitate to shoot me an email at if anything else comes up!

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Marian Finch Atlassian Team May 10, 2013

There are four different ways you can go about displaying multimedia content on a Confluence OnDemand page as mentioned in the Embedding Multimedia Content doc. All of which are supported for .mp4:

  • Add the macro yourself: Attach the multimedia file to the page in the usual way. Add the Multimedia macro using the macro browser.
  • Autocomplete: Attach the multimedia file to the page in the usual way. Type '!' in the editor and choose the multimedia file from the list that appears.
  • Drag and drop: Drop the video or other file into the editor. Confluence will attach the file and insert the Multimedia macro for you.
  • Adjust parameters if necessary: Click on the Multimedia macro placeholder to set options for the macro, such as adjusting the width or height of the display, or setting autoplay on.

It seems odd though that the Multimedia Macro isn't showing up for you. When you edit a page and go to > Insert > Other Macros> and type in 'multi' ideally the Multimedia Macro should appear. Do any results render when you type in 'multi'?

I should also mention that this functionality comes enabled by default through the bundled system plugins and cannot be disabled.

If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to email and ask for Marian :)

Marian Finch || Product Advocate

No multimedia macro... any idea why this is?

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Why can't I embed a video in confluence answers comment?

For me, it is showing Multimedia macro but does not allow to attach file.

The  Embedding Multimedia Content link posted (above) is now a broken link.

Also using the Multimedia Macro is not advised because it's broken in Confluence Cloud. Using this macro somehow disables inline page commenting.

I'm looking for alternatives to playing attached multimedia.

How about HTML macro with 

<video width="320" height="240" controls>
  <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">
Your browser does not support the video tag.

Use link to attachment as URL

We might be late to this thread, but we have developed an app which addresses both the need for more functionality when it comes to adding videos to Confluence pages and the topic of the file upload limit (which is usually too low for videos). If you are interested, check out "Videos for Confluence" on the Atlassian marketplace: For any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Disclaimer: I'm associated with the linked app.



This is a nice solution to integrate Videos from a online ressource:

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