Is there a way to embed a video link in Jira?

Hey guys,

I'm looking for a way to embed a Youtube or Vimeo video in an issue as part of the task or in the comments section and I was wondering if it's possible..

Thanks a lot !

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David Simpson Community Champion Jun 05, 2012

OK, this is a nasty hack just for you. It's not big or clever...

Paste this into the Announcement Banner section:

    AJS.$(this).append('<iframe width="420" height="315" src="' + AJS.$(this).attr('href').substring(31) + '" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>');

It'll work for YouTube videos with a URL in this format: but not this format:

Elaborate the nasty hack with more JavaScript :)

Thank you so much, it works perfectly and just the thing we need !! :)

not big but definitely clever!


Classic David! You JS hack you! :)

David Simpson Community Champion Apr 07, 2013

If you're going to start adding cruft like this to the Announcement Banner, perhaps add it as an external JavaScript file. You could host it on another server for easier access if required.

This feels slightly nicer:

<script src="/path/to/hackfest.js"></script>

hackfest.js is of course your big pile of nasty hacks.

You have at least two choices to add video links itself:

  • URL type customfield
  • Web link adding a new link and selecting the web link type

If you are looking for a solution to really embed the video than you need some development. It could be an Application link plugin or a Remote issue link plugin. As a third alternative it could be a new Renderer.

Well I was thinking about actually embedding a video in a comment.

I am not a developer and I guess that if there isn't a plugin or a simple way to do it then I can't have it.

Thank you

Another non hacking solution is to use the built in html macro of Jira. By default it is disabled for XSS security reasons but after enabling (as it is detailed at the comments of you can use any embedding e.g.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>

If wiki style renderer is configured for the field.

I have a good news for you. We have just released "Video macros" on . Give it a try. It is free and easy to use, no hacking, no configuration, no XSS risk. If you like please rate it voting for codegeist before 16. July 2012.

And thanks again for inspiration.

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