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Sharing an eStream video with a link

This guide describes how to share an eStream video with a link.

To upload a video to eStream, see our Uploading videos in the eStream portal guide.

Please note, sharing via a link will compromise the security of your content. If you share content via a link it can be passed on.

Sharing with students and staff within the University

  1. Login to eStream using your University username and password.
  2. Click on your name in the top right corner to navigate to the video.
  3. Select My home.
    1. Click on the 'Media' tab and navigate to the video you want to share and click on the video title.
    2. Under the Details tab, click on Share and select Share by Web link.
    3. Under Options change Unrestricted Access to Always. This step is essential and commonly missed.
    4. Copy the URL on the left-hand side and share it. Users will be asked to log in to eStream, with their University username and password, before they can view the video.

    The link options are not saved to eStream as they are encoded into the link. To create a link with different options, or recreate this link, please follow the steps above again.

    Sharing outside of the University

    1. Follow steps 1-6 above.
    2. Tick Bypass Authentication. This will allow users to view the video without having to log in to eStream.
    3. Copy the URL on the left-hand side, and share it.
    If you only want a video to be accessed for a short time, you can limit the access by changing 'Unrestricted Access' to a number of days.
    The information on this page relates to eStream and was last updated March 2020.


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