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How do I embed a Vimeo video into a Drupal page?

Embedding a Vimeo video in a web page consists of two basic steps:

  1. Locate a video on Vimeo and use Share functionality to get a URL for the video.
  2. Upload the video to Drupal and embed it in a page.

Locate the Video and Get Its URL

Head to vimeo.com and find the video you want to embed. PSU's official Vimeo channel is at vimeo.com/channels/portlandstate, but you can use a video from another channel as long as you have rights to the material.

Click the Share icon (paper airplane). Copy the URL from the Link field.

Upload and Embed the Video

If you haven't already logged in to your Drupal site, do so now. Locate the page you want to edit and click the Edit tab.

the 'add media' buttonPlace the cursor in the page body where you want the video to appear and click the Add media button.

the overlay screen with the 'web' tab activeWhen the overlay screen appears, click the Web tab and paste the URL you copied from Vimeo into the URL or Embed Code field. *Note: The URL should be in the format
http://vimeo.com/[filenumber].
That is, you may have to edit the URL to remove extra information. For example: https://vimeo.com/channels/portlandstate/30461166 should be edited to read http://vimeo.com/30461166.

Click the Submit button. A virtual copy of the video uploads to your site's file library and the video is embedded in the page where the cursor was.

Save the page.

Questions?

Please direct comments and questions regarding this FAQ to the UComm web team. Feedback is encouraged and appreciated.