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By default, owners of a video are the only ones who can download the video. Owners can allow others to download their video two different ways depending on how they are sharing their video. See the instructions below on how to download your own video and how to allow others to download.

Note for users of screen readers: letters in parentheses in the instructions below refer to corresponding areas on example images. If you have any questions about these instructions, contact eLearning for assistance.

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The owner of a video in Kaltura can download a video by using the following directions:

  1. Access My Media in Canvas or at mediaspace.uab.edu. (learn how to access My Media)
  2. Click the Pencil (A) icon to the right of the desired video.
    Note: If you do not see this icon, you are not on the edit screen or you are not the owner of the video.
  3. Click the download (B) icon at the bottom right of the video player.

    Note: If this video has two feeds (content and camera), only the parent feed will download (usually content).

Viewers cannot download your videos by default, but you can allow them to download in one of two methods depending on how you have shared your video.

Canvas Embed

If you are embedding your video into a Canvas page, discussion, assignment etc. you can choose to embed the video in a player that includes the download icon.

  1. Follow the instructions to embed a Kaltura video.
  2. When choosing the video to embed, click the Settings Gear (A).
  3. Click the drop down for Choose Player (B) and select one of the players with a download option then select the Embed (C) button at the top right
  4. This will embed the video with a download icon at the bottom right of the screen.

Media Gallery or Channel

If you have published your video to a Media Gallery or Media Space Channel, follow these directions.

  1. Locate the desired video in My Media. (learn how to locate video)
  2. Click the pencil edit icon at the far right of that entry.
  3. Click the Download (B) tab underneath the video player.
  4. Check the box to Allow Downloading (C) then click Save (D).
  5. This allows any viewers to see the option to download the video when viewing the video in the Course Media Gallery or Kaltura Channel as shown below.


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