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Kaltura, Obtaining embed code or link for media

You can find the embed code or the link to share videos under the Share tab in mediaspace

How to get a link or embed code for media

You must be logged in to to see the link to "Share" a video.  
  • Click the "Share" button under the player.
  • Three tabs will now appear: the link, the embed code, and email.

  • For a link:
    • Select the 'Link to Media Page' tab.
    • Copy the link in the text box and paste it where ever you are sharing it.
  • For an embed code:
    • Select the 'Embed' tab.
    • Select a player and embed size. This is not an option for all media types.
    • Copy the embed code. You will need to paste this into the HTML of a webpage--or, Twitter, or other social media service for the media to display.
    • There are two player code options
      • Non-Autoplay
        • The default player on MediaSpace. The viewer must hit Play
        • Recommended for websites. Best practice for accessibility is to have content that does not automatically play.
        • Captions are not automatically displayed but can be turned on by the viewer.
        • Player control bar remains on screen.
        • Player is updated by admins to stay up to date with new features.
      • Autoplay
        • The embedded player automatically starts playing on page load.
        • Captions are automatically on and will display if they are present.
        • The controller bar will auto hide after a few seconds unless the cursor is over it.
        • Recommended for digital displays, digital content, classroom viewing.
        • Player is updated by admins to stay up to date with new features.
  • For an email:
    • Select the 'Email' tab.
    • Your browser will now begin an email using your default settings.
    Note: Users who click on the link or the embedded video will be prompted to log in as they do to  If you want people with no U of I connection to view the video you will need to do one of the following:
    • If the media has been published to a public gallery or a public channel, anyone who clicks on the link will view the media, without logging in, just as when they visit without logging in.
    • If the media is set to Unlisted, anyone clicks on the link will also be able to view the media, without logging in.  To set a video to Unpublished, choose "Publish" from the actions menu under the video and choose "unlisted." 
    (Note: if your media is published to a non-public gallery, such as might be used for a class, you would have to create a copy (Kaltura, Trim, Copy, or Create a Clip of a video ) and make it unlisted in order to share it in this way.) 

    Setting media to Unlisted.

    Note: It is possible that a link will be shared.  You should consider issues of privacy (including FERPA) when you share links or make videos public.

    KeywordsKaltura, video, share, sharing, embed code, embed, publish, link   Doc ID60619
    OwnerAlan B.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
    Created2016-02-10 11:47:06Updated2023-08-08 12:16:06
    SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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