How to Host Video in Google Drive and Display in Blog Post?

How to Host Video in Google Drive and Display in Blog Post?
video hosting

Video Hosting is now very popular among website owner. Mostly whenever a Blogger wants to add video tutorial in their Blog then they host their video in various hosting site and after that they display the video through iframe in Blog posts.

Many webmaster purchase hosting space for hosting their videos. But among them zillions of webmaster use YouTube for free video hosting. But Google has open a new opportunity for the potential users by introducing Google Drive.  Now we can upload and host our videos in Google drive easily. And you will get up to 15 GB space for host your necessary media files.

Why to Host videos in Google Drive?

There are many reason that we should host videos in Google Drive. You will be aware about the Google's server that this will never down and your files will be secured in their server. There are many YouTube account owner whose account has already suspended by Google YouTube team and then can transfer their videos in Google Drive and host it for the viewers.  In addition there are more positive side for hosting videos in Google Drive. With Google Drive, you can:
  • Sync or upload video files up to 5 TB in size (limited by available storage space)
  • Sync or upload video files in the following formats such as-
  1. WebM files (Vp8 video codec; Vorbis Audio codec)
  2. MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files - (h264 and mpeg4 video codecs; AAC audio codec)
  3. AVI (MJPEG video codec; PCM audio)
  4. MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec; MP2 audio)
  5. WMV
  6. FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio)
  7. MTS
  • You will able to view all of your videos at a glance
  • User can easily share videos with other people without ever having to use an email attachment
  • User can  add caption tracks to your video files.

Guideline before uploading an Image in Google Drive.

Before uploading a video in Google Drive you must upload your video in the original format and in the highest quality possible. In terms of The video resolution  the maximum resolution for playback is 1920x1080. In addition Audio and video lengths should be the same, audio and video should start and end at the same time.

How to Upload Videos in Google Drive?

For uploading the videos in Google Drive just follow the below steps-

Step 1 Go to sign in to enter into your drive and it will redirect to Google Drive Page.

Step 2 Now click on My Drive drop down option and select New Folder and name it Video. Now enter into the folder.

Google Drive

Step 3  And now click on red color New button from top left side of the screen and select  File Upload after that a popup window will open for selecting video files from hard Drive.

Step 4  So select your video file from hard drive and click on Open Button. Google will prompt to upload your video.

select video

You will see uploading status from the bottom right corner of the screen.

media file uploading

Step 5  After completion upload click on Blue color share link and instantly a popup window will appear, after that click on Advanced and another window will appear.

video preview

Step 6 Initially your file will be Private mode (only you can access to file) but you have to make your Media (Video) file Public otherwise it won't work in your Blogger Blog Posts. So click on Change... link from next to Private - only you can access option. 

private link

Step 7 You will be in Link sharing window and select On - Public on the web option, after that click on blue color Save button. You will be return in previous window. 

public link

Step 8 Now below Link to share field copy the code. the code will be like below-
And click on blue color Done button from the bottom left side of the popup window.

link to share

Now our media or video file is uploaded and hosted on Google Drive. And we have got the media link from Google Drive.

How to use Hosted Video file inside Blog post?

To you hosted video from Google Drive to Blogger Blog posts we have to apply a simple trick. We have found the below hosted video link from Google Drive.
To make it work we will wrap the video link by iframe. So I have completed the above code by below code. In the below code I have added iframe that means the whole video will display inside an iframe in your Blog post and defined width and height of the video, Also added allowfullscreen tag which will enable viewers to watch the video in full screen.
<iframe src="" width="420" height="315" allowfullscreen></iframe>


  • To change the width and height of the video alter the digit width="420" height="315" with lesser or greater number.

Step 1 For integrating the video just Create a New post and switch to HTML view.

Step 2 After that copy the below code and paste it in post editor (HTML view).
<iframe src="" width="420" height="315" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Step 3 Now switch to Compose view and Publish your Blog post. That's it you are done.
Now check your Blog Post and see the video is displaying there. For playing the video click on Play button and you will also check the video quality while watching. Also click on Full screen icon to view the video in full screen mode. You can see the Live Demo from below-

For any query feel free to write me. I will help you to host the video in Google Driver. Thank you.
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