Store and play videos in Google Drive


               

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You can store and play videos directly from Google Drive.

Learn more about uploading files and folders to Google Drive.

Play videos

To find your uploaded videos:

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. In the box marked 'Search in Drive', click the search options .
  3. In the box marked 'Type', select Videos.
  4. Click Search.

To play your video:

  1. Double-click the file.
  2. To play fullscreen, at the bottom, click Fullscreen fullscreen.

Copy the link of a video

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Open a video.
  3. In the upper right, click the drop-down beside 'Share'.
  4. Click Copy link .
    • The video is copied to your clipboard.

Copy a specific time in the video

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Open a video.
  3. Go to a specific time in the video that you want to share.
  4. In the upper right, click the drop-down beside 'Share'.
  5. Click Copy link to this time .
    • The video is copied to your clipboard.
Tip: To play videos in Drive, you need to turn on third-party cookies. Learn how to turn cookies on and off.

Limits and errors

Limits for video

  • You can store videos up to 5 TB if you have purchased at least that much storage. Otherwise you are limited to how much storage you have available.
  • You can upload video of any resolution, but the minimum size for playback in Drive is 4 KB. The maximum playback resolution is 1920 x 1080.
  • Internet quality and speed may affect playback quality.

File types for video

Supported formats

Not all video types may work on all devices.

  • WebM files (Vp8 video codec; Vorbis Audio codec)
  • MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files (h264 and MPEG4 video codecs; AAC audio codec)
  • AVI (MJPEG video codec; PCM audio)
  • MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec; MP2 audio)
  • WMV
  • FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio)
  • MTS
  • OGG

Error messages

When you upload or watch videos in Drive, you may get some of these error messages.

'Video is unplayable'.

The video may be corrupted or uploaded in a format that won't work. Try to upload the video again or in a different format.

'Video is still processing. Try again later.'

The video is not ready to be played.

If the file is large, it may take a while before your video is ready. Try again in a while.

'This video is currently unavailable.'

The video is not ready to be played. Try again in a few minutes.

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