Embedding external videos on View Idea page

This article is for Submissions that have already been created (applying videos to View Idea page). If you would to know how to add videos to Post Submission pages, please see our support article here.

Videos are a great way for Users to share information within their Submissions. External videos can be applied onto any Submission in just a few easy steps. Let's review the options that are available.

Option 1

YouTube, Vimeo and MS Stream embed codes

Users can take a video from YouTube, Vimeo or MS Stream copy the embed code, and apply it to the Description of their Submissions.

  • 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 onto the video and choose "Copy embed code"


3. Go to your View Submission page within Brightidea and add to the Description Rich Text Editor.


4. Save your new changes and you can now watch your videos within Brightidea!


Option 2

Send Video files via Email

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

Also, as long as the video file is an AVI, MP4, WMV, or MOV, then the video will be sent with the Submission as an Attachment. 

For more on Email Submissions, feel free to review our support article here

For more on Submission Attachments, feel free to review our support article here.


Important Notes

  • Maximum size for a video file is 150MB.
  • Brightidea does not host any larger file size videos on our servers, those 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