How to Download Wistia Videos

Learn how to download Wistia videos from a share link or the embedded video player.

March 7, 2023

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Chris Lavigne


Did you know that you can allow your viewers to download your Wistia videos? That’s right — if you send someone a link to your video with download permissions, they can download it in any file size and resolution they want. They can even get the video thumbnail. And if you want to let your viewers download one of your embedded videos, we’ve got a way for you to do that, too!

All you need to do is to enable one of the download options. We’ll show you how. If you’ve got a recipient or viewer who’s looking for instructions on downloading your Wistia video, send ‘em right over here!

Do you want to download a video, but don’t have access to the Wistia video download button? Ask the owner of the video to enable it for you.

2. How to download a Wistia video from the player embed

When you embed a Wistia video somewhere, you can let your audience download it right from the embedded video player.

Enable download option

Before they can do this, though, you need to enable the download option. Here’s how:

Open up the video in your Wistia dashboard and then select “Customize” on the left side of the screen.

Find the “Share” tab about halfway down the list. Now, you’ll see options for sharing your video, including “Download.” Go ahead and check that box!

See that “Configure” link next to the “Download” option? Open it up. You’ll get to choose which version you want your viewers to download:

  • Original
  • Standard (SD MP4)
  • High definition (HD MP4)

When you’re all done, don’t forget to hit that blue “Save” button. Anyone can now download your Wistia video straight from the embedded video player!

Download from the player

Now, when someone’s watching one of your embedded videos, they’ll see a “Share” button in the bottom right corner of the video player.

All they have to do is to hit it and then select “Download” to get the video.

Other secure ways to share your videos

Letting folks download your videos is a great way to:

  • Share video files
  • Let them save your content until they can watch (or rewatch) it at their own leisure
  • Keep your content private
  • Simplify the remote collaboration process

Speaking of keeping your content private, sharing a video URL isn’t the only way to do it. Wistia offers several more options to add a layer of security to your online videos:

Chris Lavigne


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