Allowing Visitors to Save Videos

Through Zenfolio you can allow the downloading of videos. As with photo downloads, you can sell video downloads in multiple sizes.

To sell your videos you can create a Digital Product, select “Video” as the product type, and add it to a price list.
For information and instructions on creating Digital Products and Selling your videos, please click here.

The file sizes you can offer are directly linked to the largest allowed video sizes enabled in the Video Protection tab of theAccess Control settings. For example, if you limit the display size to Hi Def (1280 x 720) then the only size that will be available to save will be 1280 x 720 or lower.

Please note that Zenfolio does not keep the original video file, so the videos that you allow to be downloaded are the display size(s) that have been rendered by Zenfolio which show on your gallery pages. Videos can only be downloaded as MP4's.


You can allow viewing and downloading of the following video display sizes:
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Hi Def (1280 x 720)
  • Medium Def (853 x 480)
  • Web (640 x 360)
The originally uploaded video must have enough resolution for the given size in order to provide the download for that size.  For example, uploading a 1080p video (1920 x 1080) will allow clients to download a copy of the video in all of the above sizes.  But uploading a 480p video (853 x 480) will only allow for downloading a Medium size and a Web sized video.



To allow your visitors to download a video, you'll need to go the Customize Website View of the gallery that contains the video.
  1. In the Dashboard, go to Photos.
  2. Navigate to the desired Gallery under the Organizer.
  3. Hover the mouse pointer over Preview then click on Customize.
Preview to CVV

The page will refresh with customization tools displayed at the top, confirming that you are in the customization mode.
 

To allow downloading from the gallery thumbnails page:

  1. Go to Options.
  2. Uncheck Use Default Settings For Layout, Theme, and Options if necessary.
  3. Go to the Page Elements tab.
  4. Check the box for Videos: Make largest allowed sizes downloadable.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Publish your changes before exiting Customize Website View to make those changes live on your site.
Videos Make largest allowed sizes downloadable

 

To allow downloading from the gallery Quick Shop Page:

  1. Click on Gallery Thumbnails in the top left corner then choose Gallery Quick Shop from the menu that appears
  2. Go to Options.
  3. Uncheck Use Default Settings For Layout, Theme, and Options if necessary. Go to the Quick Shop tab on the left.
  4. Check the box for Show next to Downloads.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Publish your changes before exiting Customize Website View to make those changes live on your site.
Quick Shop Enable Download button
 

To allow downloading from the video's Photo Page: 

  1. Click on Gallery Thumbnails in the top left corner then choose Gallery Photos from the menu that appears
  2. Go to Options.
  3. Uncheck Use Default Settings For Layout, Theme, and Options if necessary.
  4. Check the box for Videos: Show Download Link.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Publish your changes before exiting Customize Website View to make those changes live on your site.
Videos Show Download Link




‚ÄčIn the Dashboard, Access Control protections for videos set the largest video size that will be displayed to visitors. This will allow you to determine both the display sizes that your visitors will be able to view as well as the largest allowable video download resolution.

In the Dashboard, to set the Largest allowed video size for any particular video:
  1. In the Dashboard, go to Photos.
  2. Under the Organizer, select the gallery that contains the video.
  3. Under your Toolbox, go to Gallery Access.
  4. Uncheck the box for Same as Containing Group if necessary.
  5. Go to the Video Protection tab.
  6. Select the Largest allowed video size by marking the circle next to the desired size.
  7. Click Save.
Largest allowed video size New Edit View

Once you have set a video to allow downloading by visitors and after you have set the Largest allowed video size, your visitors will be able to go to the gallery and select the video for downloading.

The screenshot below is an example from a Photo Page.