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Downloading Your Videos in MediaSpace

Here’s how to download your videos in MediaSpace.

When you add a video to "My Media," it's stored in the cloud. But sometimes, you might want that video file, for a variety of reasons. Luckily, as long as you're the owner or a co-editor of a piece of media, you can download the original quality version of the video (which Kaltura calls the "source") by just finding the right icon within the player where you edit videos. Because you can only see this icon on the so-called "edit page," regular viewers aren't able to download your video using this method. If you do want viewers to be able to download your video, you'll need to enable downloads for viewers.

Whys, Requirements, Caveats

Why You Might Want to Download Your Video

  • You want a copy of your video on your computer
  • You want to put your video into a different video delivery service (e.g. YouTube)
  • You've received an alert that your video hasn’t been watch in 4 years and it will be deleted soon

Prerequisites

  • A piece of media for which you are the owner or a co-editor

Caveats

  • You can only download the source (maximum quality) version of the file
  • If the video is a Kaltura Capture recording in which you captured your camera, microphone, and screen, the downloaded video will only contain the screen and voiceover audio (no camera)
  • Anyone to whom you've given co-editor privileges can download your video

Instructions

If you're an owner or co-editor of a piece of media, it's quite easy to download a copy of your videos.

  1. If you're not already logged into MediaSpace, go to https://mediaspace.ucsd.edu, click "Guest" at the top right of the screen and select "Login." Enter your active directory credentials. The screen will refresh and "Guest" at the top of the screen will be replaced with your name.
  2. Click your name at the top of the screen and select "My Media."
  3. Find the video in question in your list of media and click the pencil icon in its row.
  4. On the subsequent page you should see a small icon in the upper right corner of the video player with a downward arrow. Click it and the source video will download to your computer.

A screenshot of the Edit Player with the download button circled.

Note that this button is ONLY visible on the "Edit Player" - i.e. the player that you see after clicking the pencil icon. So rest assured that viewers aren't able to download the video unless you've explicitly given them a "co-editor" collaborator role or if you've enabled downloads for the video.

Have additional questions about video? Contact Multimedia Services at kaltura@ucsd.edu.