How to Share Your Content
You can share:
- Individual files in your library.
- The entire contents of a folder.
- A playlist made up of content collected from other folders.
- A MediaRoll or playlist embedded in a web page or blog.
First Secure Your Content
Before you share, you should consider the privacy levels assigned to your content. The privacy levels determine who can see your content and when they can see it (called security levels):
- The Public privacy level allows anyone who can find your library to view your content.
- The Hidden privacy level ensures the content will not be seen when others view your library – it is completely hidden from view.
- The Password level of privacy requires viewers to enter the password in order to view the content. The actual folder or playlist in the library will not be seen when others view your library.
- The Authenticated account is the highest level of privacy. In order to view the content, the recipient receives an email containing a link to the content. To view the content, the recipient must have a Screencast.com account (they can create one for free). The email address used to create an account must match the email address on the invitation. Additionally, an invitation can be revoked at any time rendering the link in that email invalid.
For more information, see: Privacy Overview, Organize Your Content, Screencast.com Example Case Study.
To Share Your Content
- Mouse-over a folder, playlist, or content in the library. Click Share.
- The Share Content, Share Folder, or Share Playlist dialog appears.
- Click on the code snippet that correlates to the share option that you need. The code is automatically copied to the clipboard. Note that if your content is an MP4 video, you have the option to obtain Flash-only embed code without the HTML5 fallback. This option helps accommodate publishing tools that don't allow iFrame tags. Unfortunately, the HTML5 fallback is necessary for the quiz feature in Camtasia Studio as well as the ability to play videos in browsers and on devices without Flash.
Tip: Do you want to automatically direct your viewers to a specific time in the video? If your video is in MP4 (h.264) format and using the Screencast.com Flash controller, you can create a "deep link" that will direct a viewer to a specific time.
You need to append a special instruction to the end of your long URL. It will be in this format:?t=XmXXs where t represents time, m is minutes, and s is seconds. X represents a number between 0 and 60.
Here is an example link where the viewer will start immediately at the point where it talks about privacy levels. http://www.screencast.com/users/Training/folders/Training/media/8e8c0d46-cb63-44cb-ac8a-c440c5ad75c2?t=2m42s
Send an Email Invitation
- Click the Send invite… button. The Send Invitation dialog box appears.
- Enter the Reply To Address you want to send with the invitation. Any replies from invited viewers are sent to this address.
- Invitations are sent to the email addresses entered in the Recipient Addresses field. Separate multiple email addresses with a comma.
- A preview of the Invitation Message appears at the bottom of the Send Invitation dialog box. Here is where you can enter a custom message that will appear in the body of the email. Highlight the text in the message box and type your own message.
- When all of the email addresses have been entered, click Send.
- You will receive a confirmation that the emails have been sent.
- Click Done.
Share a Playlist
When sharing a playlist, it appears as a Playlist MediaRoll.
Click Share on a playlist in the library to bring up the Share Playlist dialog.
This is how a Playlist MediaRoll will appear to your viewers:
Example of a Folder MediaRoll