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On 1/24/2023 at 8:56 AM, Hellen said:

I clicked Video, and then Add Video.

https://www.hellencolman.com/no-injury

The video is scrolling down, right- this is exactly the problem I have, I cannot write a link to just the video.

 

You mean get video url, or make video clickable to custom url?

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Hi,

Video url has been encoded in this way, there is no way to get video url

I Usually upload file (video, code, image, pdf...) use this way, then I can get its url

https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205813928-Uploading-and-managing-files

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On 1/10/2023 at 12:39 AM, Hellen said:

I have a [native Squarespace] video uploaded in a [video block]. How do I provide a link to video? (not to the page where the video lives, but to the specific video).

Squarespace do not provide a link to the original "injury.mp4" file on their video content distribution network [https://video.squarespace-cdn.com]. Instead they stream the video file using a Blob URL.

Alternative Option

If you are using Squarespace 7.1 and would like to provide users with a way of playing this video full screen, here is an alternative way of doing this. It doesn't provide them with a direct URL to the video file, but it will provide them with a link to a page showing a single video. 

First add a Video Page to the unlinked section of the Pages panel.

Next, add the video to the Video Page.

Video Pages are organised into two parts: the Video List Page and individual Video Detail Pages so when you click on an individual video, you should reach the Video Detail Page (VDP) showing a single video. When you are viewing this 'VDP', the URL will include "/v/". You can then share this URL with others. It is the closest you will get to a URL for the video and the benefit is that it will keep users on your site.

If you want a video file to be downloadable (not playable), you'll need to use the link editor to upload the file instead as Tuan suggested above, but this is subject to a file limit of 20MB.

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14 minutes ago, Hellen said:

I do not see the "Videos" option that the page you linked mentions.

Sadly, this means you are on Squarespace version 7.0. It doesn't have videos pages 🥲

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Sadly... they expect me to REBUILD my website to get the 7.1 upgrade??? From scratch? There is no way to move all pages, galleries, etc? 

I think I am done with square space. 7.0 is super rigid and the upgrade to a more flexible one is not available to ones that have been paying for years?

SS should do a little better than this. 

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5 hours ago, yshahi said:

Is there a way to find out the direct path of a video file uploaded in media library

No. As explained above, a Squarespace do not make a video URL available. Instead they stream the video file using a Blob URL that is only valid for the user's session.

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On 2/19/2023 at 3:17 PM, Hellen said:

7.0 is super rigid and the upgrade to a more flexible one is not available to ones that have been paying for years?

SS should do a little better than this.

It took a long time but there is now an update path for some v7.0 sites using particular templates.

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On 1/24/2023 at 8:56 AM, Hellen said:

I clicked Video, and then Add Video.

https://www.hellencolman.com/no-injury

The video is scrolling down, right- this is exactly the problem I have, I cannot write a link to just the video.

 

@Hellen

May I chime in here, videos uploaded to Video blocks, Section background and Asset library are played as HLS stream, the real path of the video is .m3u8, thus leads to the blob: video src you found when inspecting the video blocks

Each video uploaded to Squarespace has their unique path, which can be used to play if you append the file name /playlist.m3u8, but the problem is you can not give this to someone and let them play on the browser, because most of browsers do not support playing streaming file out of the box. 

You can either open these type of stream using application like VLC media player, or use a web player that support it, for example: https://livepush.io/hls-player/index.html

I used your video stream URL https://video.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5e5bf795d379cf1bffc9756c/492aebc7-8f61-4541-9cca-7a549d9067ca/playlist.m3u8 and making an embed player like so: https://player.livepush.io/emvn0w7EZVmTZ

How did I get your video URL?

It is shown directly in the video blocks, just right click on the video and click Inspect, the data-poster attribute will contains the thumbnail URL, for example:

https://video.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5e5bf795d379cf1bffc9756c/492aebc7-8f61-4541-9cca-7a549d9067ca/thumbnail

now you got the video thumbnail URL, let's replace the thumbnail with playlist.m3u8 and you got the streaming URL!

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I did enlist the above as Method 3 in my post How to upload and get video links on Squarespace, and will make a detail post about the method soon

It worth noting that Squarespace is not a video hosting provider, so you should not use the links above to your main video source, at it is stated in the documentation page https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206544187-Video-blocks

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  • If your uploaded video receives an extremely large number of views over a short time, we may not continue to support it. In such cases, we'll contact you directly to discuss the best hosting options for you.

 

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I made a detail post on this matter on How to Find the Direct URL of Squarespace hosted videos

Also Copy URLs for quickly grabbing video links is made possible

 

 

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Edited by Beyondspace

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💫 Gallery block 7.1 workaround
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