February 9

HTML5 Video Streaming from Google Drive

Using your current Google Drive as your video host. Using HTML5 video to play your videos from your Google Drive.

First, get your google drive file ID for your video. 

It’s important to share the video for public viewing. I created a public folder on my Google Drive, so I can easily track and manage my public files.

To share the video:

  1. Select the video
  2. Choose the Share Icon (person with a +)
  3. Choose "Get Link" and ensure anyone with the link to view is selected.
  4. Copy the link (should look something like this https://drive.google.com/file/d/a5b4c5d2e1/view?usp=sharing)
  5. Your video can now be viewed by any person or application with the link. Open it in an incognito window to be sure it’s publicly viewable.

From the link you can extract the ID of the video, in the above example it’s a5b4c5d2e1 for demo purposes only. This is what you will need to insert in the html below.

Then, using follow example to use your video in html5 video player

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