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Spaces on DigitalOcean file sourcing

How to store your videos on DigitalOcean's Spaces and deliver them via SmartVideo
Written by James Christensen
Updated 2 months ago

1. Upload your video to a Space on DigitalOcean, setting the file to Public.

2. Hover over the blue icon that looks like a piece of paper and click the Copy URL button.

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).

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.

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 Space on DigitalOcean in case the video is removed from your website by mistake.

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