What Is A Source Video File?
A source video file is the original video file you uploaded to your SproutVideo account. This version of your file is not encoded by our platform for playback online.
By keeping your source video files, you (or visitors, if you allow them) will be able to download a copy of the original file you uploaded. This is helpful if you would like to use SproutVideo as a way to archive and back up your videos, or if you would like to deliver large video files to clients. ## Saving Your Source Video
In order to have SproutVideo keep your source video files, please follow these simple steps:
Go to your Account Settings page.
Click the ‘Video Settings’ link on the lefthand side of the screen.
Check the ‘Keep my original source video’ check box.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click ‘Save Video Settings’.
SproutVideo will now save your original video files.
ALERT: If you disable this setting, all your previously saved source video files will be deleted permanently from your account.
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