It is very easy to allow your visitors or clients to download your videos if you so choose, at both the account-wide and individual video level. By default, downloads are not enabled for videos in your account.

You can allow people to download the source video (if you have selected to keep your source videos), the HD encoded video, or the SD encoded video.

To enable downloading on a specific video:

  • Select the video from your Videos page.
  • Scroll down to “Files Available For Download”.
  • Check the box for the version of the file you would like the viewer to be able to download.

enable downloading for one video hosted by SproutVideo

To enable account-wide downloading, just follow these steps:

  • Go to your Account Settings page.
  • Click on the 'Video Settings' tab on the lefthand side of the screen:
  • Check "Keep Source Video" if you want your visitors to be able to download the original video file (this must be done prior to uploading the video). HD and SD versions are created by our transcoding process, and are not necessarily equivalent to the original video file.
  • Scroll down to the "Visitors Can Download" area and select which types of videos you would like people to be able to download when they visit your video page:

Visitor Download Settings for videos hosted on SproutVideo

  • Click 'Save Video Settings' at the bottom of the page

Users will now see links to download the video when they visit any of your video pages.

To enable downloads only for specific users, and not at the Account-wide level, you can use Login Protection for those videos. Here is a help article describing how to use login protection.

Section: General and Common Questions
Last Updated: September 30, 2016