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How can I load local video files without the media manager?
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andst #1
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Subject: Embed local video files
In my personal private WIKI, I would like to click on many video files. How can I avoid uploading via the media manager?
I tried the "External Links", but the parameter "file: ///" does not work. (I guess that's a feature)
[[File: /// C: /pfad/film.mp4 | film]]

I then installed <html> code with partial success.

<A HREF="file:///C:/pfad/film.mp4"> film.mp4 </A>

The left click does not work, only when I right click on the link -> open in a new TAB, a new TAB is created.
But the video is only displayed when I click in the address line and confirm with ENTER.

Since this is uncomfortable, I am looking for another way.
I have not found a plugin for this, so this forum is my last chance.
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Rothlye #2
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Do I understand correctly that you want your wiki to point to files stored on your local hard drive? I believe you would need to use a UNC path, so the syntax would be something like the following:

[[\\localhost\c$\pfad\film.mp4]]

A link like this will only work in Internet Explorer, and you may need to troubleshoot IE's default security settings. A better solution for this would be to host your files from a web server, even if its a local web server, so that you can point the wiki to your videos using external links. Finally, there are plugins for linking to video assets so they can be played from an embed frame.
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@Rothlye
thanks for your answer and your information.
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