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Amazon S3 file sourcing

How to store your videos on Amazon S3 and deliver them via SmartVideo
Written by James Christensen
Updated 2 months ago

1. Upload your video to a bucket that has an Access status of Objects can be public.

2. Once the video is finished uploading, click the video name, click Make public, and copy the Object URL.

3a. If you are using our WordPress plugin, simply paste the copied URL in the Video source field (the gif below shows how this is done using our plugin with the new WordPress editor).

Note: If the video file doesn't seem to be working with the SmartVideo player, check to make sure you made the file public as shown in step 2.

3b. If you are not taking advantage of our WordPress plugin, or are on another CMS platform entirely, simply use the URL you copied in step 2 as the source in a SmartVideo tag.

Note: If the video file doesn't seem to be working with the SmartVideo player, check to make sure you made the file public as shown in step 2.

And that's it! 🎉

A few moments after previewing or publishing the page, SmartVideo will download, encode, and store your video on our global delivery network. We recommend keeping the file stored in your S3 bucket in case the video is removed from your website by mistake.

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