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Last Updated: January 2, 2021

Thrive Apprentice + Videos upload on Google Drive: How it works.

If you want to use a video uploaded in a Google Drive folder inside a Thrive Apprentice lesson, you will need a full embed code.

You can use the following code to wrap your video file.

<iframe src="https://drive.google.com/file/d/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/preview" width="640" height="480" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe>

Simply replace the xxxxxxxxx by your video Id found in the URL of your video.

You can simply paste it in Thrive Apprentice following this screenshot:


  • Upload a mp3 file. Simply drag and drop to your google drive from your desktop
  • Share publicly or to a group.
  • Copy the embed code in Thrive Apprentice

Benefits of hosting videos on Google Drive

  • Free
  • Easy to upload, simply drag and drop to your google drive from your desktop
  • You can set the video to be public.
  • You can set your videos to be only visible to a group of gmail users (when using Google Workspace).  Your visitors will need to always be logged in into their gmail on another tab.

Cons of hosting videos on Google Drive

  • Can't set thumbnail, it will be generated from a random part of your video.

Leave a comment or ask a question.

  • Hey! When I play my embedded video on a Thrive Apprentice lesson it automatically chooses the lowest quality possible…(even though the Auto quality is the highest in Google Drive). Is there any way to make the Auto quality the highest one in Google Drive too? Thanks!

    • Denis Ethier says:

      Hi Georgia,

      I have know idea about the quality default settings. I would try on other computers and see if the problem still arise. or try another browser.

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