Here is a list of supported video sources for our hybrid hosting. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. If the video is publicly available on a third-party platform it will likely work with Spotlightr.

Please also note that it's important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of linking videos. Please see article for a full review of those.

Supported platforms for linking to Spotlightr:

  • YouTube (Public/unlisted) - NOTE: Private videos will not work

  • Vimeo (Public/hidden links) - NOTE: Private videos won't work and HD videos  will only work with Vimeo PRO 

  • Dropbox (must be MP4 format and no spaces or special characters in filenames)

  • Google Drive (Up to 30 MB per video, there's a workaround for larger files)

  • Microsoft OneDrive

  • pCloud (must be set to Public)

  • CloudApp

  • Amazon S3 - Learn more (Ensure you encode your video in .mp4 h264 for fast streaming)

  • Amazon CloudFront


  • Any self-hosted video link

Supported video formats for uploading to Spotlightr:

  • MP4 ( H.264 Encoded) - Highly recommended

  • Ogg

  • WebM

  • MOV

  • FLV (not recommended)

  • MP3

To avoid conflicts and issues, please DO NOT use spaces and/or any special characters in your file names such as %, '. #. @, &, ect.

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