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Posts Tagged ‘video search’

Video Search

Posted by Paul on June 1, 2014

In this article we can explore Video capabilities & Video Search in SharePoint 2013.

Video Capabilities

SharePoint 2013 supports video playback using HTML 5 player. Video files can be stored in Assets Library where a pre-configured Video content type exists.

Search Result for videos uses the Video item template.

What is Video Search Vertical?

Enterprise Search Center page provides a Video vertical where the user can search only on Videos.

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What are the pre-requisites for Video storage?

Following are the pre-requisites:

1. Enable Video and Rich Media feature at site collection level

2. Create Assets library

After performing the same, you can try uploading a Video file into the library & perform a Full crawl. Later you can search using the file name.

Practical

Let us perform a Video search.

Step 1 Activate Feature

Activate the Video and Rich Media feature from Site Collection features.

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Step 2 Create Assets Library

Choose Add an App > Go to Page 2 > Asset Library

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Enter a name for the Library.

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Step 3 Upload Video File

Download a 1 MB video file from Internet & Upload to the library.

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You can see the uploaded file shown below.

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Step 4 Add File Type

Open Central Administration > Manage Service Applications > Search Service Application > File Types > Add mp4 extension.

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Few video file extensions are not pre-configured & might not appear in the search results. You need to explicitly add them in the Search Configuration.

Step 5 Perform Crawl

Perform an Incremental Crawl for the content source & Wait for the completion.

Step 6 Test Search

Open the Enterprise Search Center site & search for the video using the name.

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You can also see the Video preview offered by OOTB.

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This concludes our article on Video Search.

Summary

In this article we have explored Video Search in SharePoint 2013.

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