VideoPress »VideoPress share options

VideoPress makes video playback and sharing a simple experience for your viewers through our default sharing options. Using the share links your viewers will be able to easily download and embed your videos.

Disabling Sharing

Publishers may turn off sharing by default for new videos on the media settings page or they can control their share settings on a per-video basis through the Edit Attachment screen.

Disabling video sharing for your videos removes functionality:

  • A share menu will no longer appear in the top left corner of your video player.
  • Your blog’s RSS and Atom web feeds will no longer expose downloadable video links for podcast applications such as iTunes, Zune, or Miro.
  • Existing video embeds will no longer function unless the embed environment allows script access from our Flash player and the domain of the parent page of the embedded video is explicitly allowed playback.
  • Links to your blog post from Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, and other social sharing services will no longer support inline video playback unless you explicitly permission these domains.

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Default Share Settings

Video player blog share option

Publishers may turn off sharing by default for new videos on the Settings -> Media page under the Video Player heading. This blog-level setting turns off sharing by default for future uploaded videos. Existing videos retain their share settings until changed. Sharing may be overridden on individual videos by following the instructions below.

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Individual Blog Settings

Edit attachment share option

Publishers may configure share options on a per-video basis through their video attachment’s Edit Media screen. Browse your Media Library and click the title of a video of interest to load information about the individual video. Select or deselect the Share setting to turn a video’s share capabilities on or off.

Note: Disabling sharing removes functionality, but it is still possible for an advanced user to determine the video URL using automated tools to capture the URL or copy the video. We take reasonable steps to prevent embedding on other sites by hiding the sharing options, and that will stop most attempts.

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