Insert HTML5 video in Adobe Dreamweaver
Learn how to insert HTML5 video in your web pages and preview the video in a browser.

Dreamweaver allows you to insert HTML5 video into web pages.

The HTML5 video element provides a standard way to embed movies or videos in web pages.

For more information on HTML5 video element, see the article on HTML5 Video at

Insert HTML5 video

  1. Ensure that your cursor is at the location where you want to insert the video.

  2. Select Insert > HTML > HTML5 Video. The HTML5 video element is inserted at the specified location.

  3. In the Properties panel, specify values for the various options.

    Source / Alt Source 1 / Alt Source 2: In Source, enter the location of the video file. Alternatively, click the folder icon to select a video file from the local file system. Support for a video format varies on different browsers. If the video format in Source is not supported on a browser, the video format specified in Alt Source 1 or Alt Source 2 is used. The browser selects the first recognized format to display the video.

    Specifying properties for HTML5 video
    Specifying properties for HTML5 video


    To quickly add videos to the three fields, use multiple selection. When you choose three video formats for the same video from a folder, the first format in the list is used for the Source. The following formats in the list are used to auto-fill Alt Source 1 and Alt Source 2.

    See the table below for more information on browser and supported video format. For the latest info, see HTML5 - Browser Support.

    Browser MP4 WebM Ogg
    Internet Explorer 9 YES NO NO
    Firefox 4.0 NO YES YES
    Google Chrome 6 YES YES YES
    Apple Safari 5 YES NO NO
    Opera 10.6 NO YES YES
    • Title: Specify a title for the video.
    • Width (W): Enter the width in pixel of the video.
    • Height (H): Enter the height in pixel of the video.
    • Controls: Select if you want to display the video controls such as Play, Pause, and Mute in the HTML page.
    • Autoplay: Select if you want the video to start playing as soon as it loads on the web  page.
    • Poster: Enter the location of the image you want displayed until the video completes downloading, or until the user clicks Play. The Width and Height values are auto-filled when you insert the image.
    • Loop: Select this option if you want the video to continuously play until the user stops playing the movie.
    • Muted: Select this option if you want to mute the audio portion of the video.
    • Flash Video: Select a SWF file for browsers that do not support HTML5 video.
    • Fallback text: Provide the text to display if the browser doesn't support  HTML5.
    • Preload: Specifies the author preferences on how the video should be loaded when the page loads. Selecting Auto loads the entire video on page download. Selecting Metadata downloads only the metadata after the page download is complete.

Preview the video in browser

  1. Save the web page.

  2. Select File > Real-time Preview. Select the browser in which you want to preview the video.