Video Library

Centralize video storage and playback of training videos and other media, stored locally or on the web

Key Features

Uploading, Managing and Sharing Videos in SharePoint Is as Simple as Create, Upload, Play

Video Advantage

Video Library provides several important advantages over a standard document and asset library.

  • Play back content at will with a browser-based, embedded video/audio player
  • Benefit from support for a broad range of file types and codecs
  • Quickly link to external video server applications
  • Customize video or audio thumbnails for easy visual reference
  • Choose between local video storage or links to external content
  • Share links to stored videos or embed them into another page

Simple, Powerful

Video Library provides users with a simple yet powerful SharePoint library designed specifically for storing media.

  • Upload or link to video and audio files in a variety of formats and locations
  • View media details —like resolution and length—and playback the content using the embedded player

Key Benefits

Easy Storage, Easy Viewing

Support for multiple
video formats.

Familiar SharePoint
library interface.

Centrally store, manage and share videos in SharePoint.

More Features


Multiple Media Storage*

Store media files in Video Library or use an existing network file share by connecting to File Share Library.

Extract Metadata

Upload a video or audio file and the title, duration, format, number of audio channels and resolution are automatically extracted.

Multiple Item Display Views

Select from three different custom views to display your items: Standard, Details, and Thumbnails.

Support for Multiple Media Players

Choose from Microsoft Silverlight or Windows Media Player to play videos or audio from Video Library.


Upload File or Create a Streaming Link

Choose to either upload the physical video or audio file to the content database or stream from a direct URL.

Promote Popular Videos or Audio

View a video or audio file and a counter column is incremented. This can be used to filter, group or sort your items.

Multiple Viewing Options

Play videos automatically and listen to audio using an item display form, pop-up window, or embedded player on a web part page.

Automatically Generate Thumbnails

Upload or link to a video and Video Library will automatically generate the thumbnail image to associate with the item.

Support for Multiple Languages

Translate the text in the Video Library user interface to your language using the Bamboo Translation Framework.

Support for Multiple File Formats

Supports multiple file formats for both audio and video files.

*Available with SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016.

See Video Library in Action

Watch our Video Library video and see how easy uploading, managing and sharing videos in SharePoint can be.


Feature Comparison

Feature Video Library SharePoint Asset Library
Support for a variety of video files
Support for a variety of audio files
Link to external video server applications  ✔
Support for Windows Media Player (no install required on client)  
Support Microsoft Silverlight (requires install on client)
Manually associate thumbnail images to files
Automatically generate thumbnail images for video files  ✔
Automatically extract video/audio file technical details (size, duration, format, etc.)  
Provide embedded video URL  ✔
Quick-play from thumbnail image
Set default player resolution for all videos  
Support for SharePoint Foundation 2010/2013 and SharePoint Server 2010/2013/2016

SharePoint Server 2010 only

SharePoint Foundation/SharePoint Server 2013/2016


SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2010

Operating System:
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 R2 Service Pack 1 AND 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher

Operating System:
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 OR 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher

Installation / Configuration FAQ

Bamboo offers a wide range of services to answer any questions and help with any plans you may have concerning this product. This short FAQ may cover your initial queries.

Q. I will need information to refer to during our installation and configuration processes. What materials do you have?

A. You can go to our online Webinars and Tutorials, where our experts demonstrate products step-by-step. Alternatively, you can refer to our Product Documentation for a list of documents on installation and configuration.

For a broader information range and to search specific items, refer to our Knowledge Base.

Q. I have very specific requirements for my product, which will require expert help. What do you offer?

A. Whatever your requirements, our world-leading experts will help ensure your product implementation aligns with your business requirements. From design and building, to advice and training, start with Bamboo Services.

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This product is designed to enhance your SharePoint experience, expanding capabilities and enabling greater efficiency and enhanced productivity within your SharePoint environment. We believe the ROI potential of this offering makes it a sound investment for any organization looking to improve work processes.

SharePoint 2016

  • SharePoint Server 2016
  • Software, Release 2.0 for SharePoint 2016 – per server license
  • Includes one year of Support
  • (HW69.R2.SP2016.ML)

SharePoint 2013

  • SharePoint Foundation 2013
    & SharePoint Server 2013
  • Software, Release 2.0 for SharePoint 2013 – per server license
  • Includes one year of Support
  • (HW69.R2.SP2013.ML)

SharePoint 2010

  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
    & SharePoint Server 2010
  • Software, Release 2.0 for SharePoint 2010 – per server license
  • Includes one year of Support
  • (HW69.R2.SP2010.ML)