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Here are a few tips for finding where media such as an audio player or video is embedded or linked to on your site.

Find audio players

Both audio players and links to audio files can be on a site. Here's how to locate them.

Audio players embedded on your site

Use the Media Library to find audio player embedded into pages on your site. Because audio players can be embedded as <iframes>, you may need to check all embeddables to see if they embed an audio player.

  1. Go to All Content > All Media > Media Library or (/admin/content/media-grid)
  2. Using the Media type dropdown, select Embeddable.
  3. Click Apply filters to see a list of embeds. 
  4. To find the pages where an audio player may be embedded, click on the pencil to open the edit form.
  5. At the top of the edit form is a list of tabs. Select the Usage tab to see the list of pages where it has been used.

Note: On the Usage page, you may see some pages where the previous revision of a page had a video; even if that embedded video was subsequently deleted, this page may still be listed. This is to support reverting to an earlier version of the page.

Links to audio players and files

If your site is getting scanned by Siteimprove, there are some policies that can help identify audio players. 

  1. Log in to Siteimprove. From the dropdown at the top of the page, select your site.
  2. In the Main Menu navigate to Policy > My policies.
  3. Use the following policies to help search your site for links to audio players:
    1. Captions Project: Spotify Embeds (Podcasts)
    2. Captions Project: Soundcloud Embeds (Podcasts) 
    3. Captions Project: iTunes Podcasts - Links or Embeds (Podcasts)
    4. QA: Google Files - This will find links to files in Google Drive. Check if any of the files are audio players.

Find videos

There are a few methods for finding all videos associated with your site.

Videos embedded on your site

Use the Media Library to find videos embedded into pages on your site.

  1. Go to All Content > All Media > Media Library or (/admin/content/media-grid)
  2. Using the Media type dropdown, select Video.
  3. Click Apply filters to see a list of video embeds. 
  4. To find the pages where a video is embedded, select a video to open the edit form.
  5. At the top of the edit form is a list of tabs. Select the Usage tab to see the list of pages.

Repeat for Embeddables

  1. Because videos can be embedded as <iframes>, repeat the previous steps, but select Embeddable instead of Video, before clicking Apply Filters
  2. You'll need to check all embeddables to see if they embed a video.

Note: On the Usage page, you may see some pages where the previous revision of a page had a video; even if that embedded video was subsequently deleted, this page may still be listed. This is to support reverting to an earlier version of the page.

Links to videos

If your site is getting scanned by Siteimprove, there are some policies that can help identify videos. 

  1. Log in to Siteimprove. From the dropdown at the top of the page, select your site.
  2. In the Main Menu navigate to Policy > My policies.
  3. Use the following policies to help search your site for links to videos:
    • Captions Project: YouTube Embeds (Videos) - This will find links to YouTube videos.
    • Captions Project: Zoom Recordings (External Links) - This will find Zoom recordings.
    • Captions Project: Vimeo Embeds (Videos)
    • QA: Google Files - This will find links to files in Google Drive. Check if any of the files are uploaded videos.