Starting from Q3 2011, the RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX gets a new dialog - Insert External Video, which provides the ability to easily embed a YouTube or a Vimeo stream providing just the URL.

Steps to insert a video:

  1. Open the upload video tool image Insert External Video dialog and paste the copied video link into the Paste Youtube or Vimeo video URL textbox, e.g.

  2. To preview the video and enable the Embed video settings panel click outside of the textbox after you paste the URL.

  3. It is possible to configure the video using the Aspect ratio, Width and Height customization options, as well as to choose whether the video will play automatically on load, to display the video title before the playback starts, and to enable the full screen button.

  4. The Advanced mode section below the preview screen is expandable and contains the embed code of the video.

  5. Once all settings are configured, press the Save button to insert the video in the content area.

External Video Dialog

The dialog can be tested in the following Q3 2011 demo: Dialogs.
If you would like to see support for other streaming video web sites, please post them. Note that only sites that support embedding video on other pages can be supported.

About the Author

Stoyan Stratev

is a technical lead in the Windows 8 HTML team at Telerik. He joined the company in 2005 as a web developer, specializing in the integration of the Telerik components in third-party solutions, such as DotNetNuke and SharePoint. He led one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams before moving on to the Windows 8 division.

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