Embed External Videos on a View Idea Page

Note: This article is about embedding videos in a View Idea page after a Submission has been created. If you want to learn more about how to attach videos directly to a Submission during the creation process, please view the corresponding support article here.


Videos are a great way for users to share information within their Submissions. External videos can be applied to any View Idea page in just a few easy steps. Let's review the available options.


Option 1

YouTube, Vimeo, and MS Stream embed codes

Users can copy the embed code for a video from YouTube, Vimeo, or MS Stream and add it to the Description field of the View Idea page for a Submission.

  • Note: MS Stream will only embed by using the embed code. YouTube and Vimeo can embed by using the embed code or the direct URL.

1. Find your video from YouTube, Vimeo, or MS Stream.

2. Right-click on the video and select Copy embed code


3. Navigate to your View Idea page within Brightidea and paste the code into the Description field's Rich Text editor.


4. Save your changes. 


Option 2

Send Video Files via Email

If a user has a video saved on their phone or laptop that they want to share, they can send that file as an Email Submission.

  • Note: As long as the video file is an AVI, MP4, WMV, or MOV, the file will be sent with the Submission as a Video Attachment. 

If you want to learn more about Email Submissions, please view the corresponding support article here

If you want to learn more about Submission Attachments, please view the corresponding support article here.


Important Notes

  • The maximum file size limit for a video file is 500MB.
  • Brightidea does not host files that exceed that limit on our servers. Larger size videos must be uploaded to an external video hosting service as noted above.
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    Damian Dugdale


    If you accept video formats but dont host video, how do I get a video to be embedded into the idea. Also, if I speak to my Brightidea representative to discuss third party options (YouTube/Vimeo) are they going to be able to turn it on?

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    Brightidea Support

    Hi Damian,

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to get a video embedded into an idea at this time. We accept some video formats that can be uploaded to the image library however we recommend hosting the video externally and using the provided embed from the source (e.g. place the embed code into a widget).

    Thank you,

    Ron Orlovetskiy

    Brightidea Support