Kaltura: Allow others to download your media files


Kaltura is Oregon State University's video platform. By default, only the video owner can download their video in Kaltura. However, the video owner can adjust settings to allow others to download it. A video without downloading enabled does not have a download button on the player bar (top image) and a video with downloading enabled will have a download button on the player bar (bottom image).

video players with and without download button


  • How do I allow others to download my media on MediaSpace or Canvas?


  • Oregon State
    • MediaSpace
    • Canvas


Embedding the Download Player in Canvas

  1. Click on the small "Embed My Media" filmstrip button in the Canvas Rich Content Editor (RCE) toolbar Embed Kaltura Media button
  2. Find the media you want to embed and click the corresponding Gear button for Embed Settings
  3. Select Download Player from the player selection drop-down menu
  4. Click the </> Embed button
  5. Click Save in Canvas to save your changes

Embedding Download Player

Sharing via MediaSpace

You can enable downloading of your videos in MediaSpace as follows:

  1. Visit My Media in MediaSpace
  2. Click the Edit button for the desired media
  3. Click the Downloads tab
  4. Check the box for the desired download formats
  5. Click Save

If the video is published to a university channel or is unlisted, people who navigate to the video will see a Download tab below the video where they can select one of the download formats you selected.

Embedding on an External Site

Kaltura allows you to embed your videos on other websites. When embedding your video, you can choose to embed the download player. Find out more here.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

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