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This macro was intentionally excluded from the new editor and will be deprecated from the legacy editor soon.

Read the announcement for more. 


Use the multimedia macro to embed attached video, animation, and other multimedia files to your page. The macro uses the HTML5 <video> tag, so the type of video your page viewers can see depends on the video formats their browser supports with the HTML5 <video> tag. For example, Quicktime videos (.mov or .qt) can only be viewed in Safari, as that file type is not supported by other browsers.


If you want to display online multimedia content, like YouTube and Vimeo videos, take a look at the Widget Connector Macro.

The file preview   also supports many audio and video files. This is handy when you want to play a video in a larger format.


To add the Multimedia macro to your page:

  1. In the Confluence editor, choose > Other Macros
  2. Find and select the required macro

Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete:

  • In the new editor - Type / and the beginning of an element (tool or things in the insert menu) to see a list of suggestions.
  • In the legacy editor - Type { and the beginning of the macro name to see a list of suggested macros.

Details are in Keyboard shortcuts, markdown, and autocomplete.


To edit an existing macro

Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.

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Drag a supported multimedia file directly onto your page, and Confluence will attach the file and add the macro for you. 


Parameters

Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the macro browser, it will be listed below in brackets (example).

Parameter name

Required

Default

Parameter description and accepted values

Page name (page)NoCurrent pageThe name of the page to which the multimedia file is attached. Start typing the name of the page and then select it from list of suggested pages. Include the spacekey if you want to specify a page in another space (for example, MYSPACE:My Page Title)
File* (name)YesNoneFile name of the attached multimedia file.
WidthNoIf not specified, the browser will determine the width based on the file type.Width of the movie window to be displayed on the page. By default, this value is specified in pixels. You can also choose to specify a percentage of the window's width, or any other value accepted by HTML.
HeightNoIf not specified, the browser will determine the height based on the file type.Height of the movie window to be displayed on the page. By default, this value is specified in pixels. You can also choose to specify a percentage of the window's height, or any other value accepted by HTML.
Autoplay (autostart)NofalseIf the parameter is set to true then the video or audio file will start playing as soon as the page is loaded. If this option is set to false then the file will not play until the user clicks the icon or image on the page.

Wiki markup example

Wiki markup is only supported in the legacy editor.


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Wiki markup is useful when you need to add a macro outside the editor, for example as custom content in the sidebar, header or footer of a space.

Macro name: multimedia

Macro body: None.

{multimedia:space=DOC|page=My macros|name=ninjas.swf|autostart=true}