How to Upload a Video Into OneNote

by John Smith

Microsoft OneNote is an organizational filing program that backs up your work instantaneously, saving you the hassle of manually saving your work. The program is extremely flexible, allowing you to write, organize and insert both hyperlinks and multimedia. You can upload photos and videos from a hard drive into the program using the insert a file feature. Once uploaded, the video will be playable for all users who have access to the OneNote program. If your OneNote program is shared on a network by multiple computers, you can upload the video to the host computer.

Open the OneNote program on the system you wish to insert a video. Double-click on the OneNote desktop shortcut or click "Start" and type "OneNote" in the search bar. Click on the "Microsoft OneNote" link located in the search list.

Navigate to the page on OneNote for which you plan to upload the video. Select "Insert" from the menu bar and click "File."

Choose the video from the hard drive. If you are uploading the video from a separate computer on the network, click "Network" from the left-hand pane. Search through the computers listed and select the computer that hosts the video file. Search through this computer as you would any normal hard drive and find the video. Once you locate the video file, highlight it and click "Insert." Note that a video being uploaded from an alternate computer will take much longer to insert due to the upload transfer time. Once uploaded, the video will be stored in OneNote and not linked to the original file. That means you can move or delete the video from the upload location and the OneNote video version will still exist.

Play the video by right-clicking the file and selecting "Play." The video will play within the OneNote program and an "Audio and video playback" tool will appear in the right-hand corner of your OneNote screen. You can control the video playback using this tool. If using video format not recognized by OneNote, right-click on the file and select "Open." The video will play in the default video player. For instance, double-clicking on an .avi video will start the local Windows Media Player. If another video program is associated with the video file, that program will start instead.

About the Author

John Smith began writing back in 2003. Smith is a technology writer currently living in Lansing, Mich. His articles have appeared in online publications including PC World and IGN, where he specializes in mobile apps for both Android and iOS.