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    Including a video exclusive to the form

    Asked by econscribe on August 13, 2016 at 01:51 PM

    Hey guys,

     

    i wanted to embed a private video on my forms; private meaning the user cannot click through to another site like youtube.  Is there a way to do this?  I want the video to *only* show in the form and not be available anywhere else on the internet.

     

    For example, imagine you have only specific people you want to be able to see the video and these are people who are sent the form.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by victor on August 13, 2016 at 04:46 PM

    I am not sure if that is possible. We currently have different types of widgets available to upload videos in a form. 

    You can try them and see if any of them work for you.

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    Answered by econscribe on September 05, 2016 at 05:05 PM

    I am looking for a similar functionality.  I would be happy to pay for more storage space etc. on jotform if there were a way to directly upload videos exclusively for a form.

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    Answered by Kevin_G on September 05, 2016 at 08:27 PM

    I can see two possible ways that you can follow to achieve this, the first will be uploading your form to your own server and then embed it in your form with the iFrame widget. 

    Link to the widget: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/iframe_embed 

    How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form

    Then provide the link to the video in your form, I would suggest you to upload the video in .mp4 or .ogg  format. 

    The second option will be using the YouTube Widget: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/youtube 

    On YouTube you can set your video public, private or unlisted, you choose this when uploading your video to YouTube, you can upload your video and set it as "Unlisted" so anyone will find it only those with the link, it means that if you do not provide the link no one will see the video only those with the link to the form. 

    Once you have uploaded your video, simply provide the link in the wizard and that should be all: 

    You cannot upload the video to JotForm and then display it like that since when your users load the form, the video will be downloaded, it cannot be displayed in an iFrame either. 

    Hope this helps. 

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    Answered by econscribe on September 06, 2016 at 08:58 AM

    Thank you Kevin, this is helpful.  But would this still mean that the video--whether it is on my server or or unlisted on youtube--can be passed around if someone copies the link? (If I understand "embedding" correctly, then the video must somehow be open for it to be embedded).   Ideally, I would like it to be a video that is on the form but is otherwise fully private.  That is, a link to the video could not be sent to someone "outside" the form.