Asset URLs in Wistia take this form:
.bin extension at the URL is for binary. Certain ornery clients (iTunes, ahem) won’t accept URLs that don’t end in an extension that’s familiar to them. In this case, you can drop the
.bin, add a slash, and append whatever filename and extension you like -– you’ll still
get the underlying asset. So, say the URL above is an mp4 file and we really want that in the URL. Here’s what we’d have:
Wistia uses HLS playback - if you would like to retrieve HLS assets for your videos, you’ll first want to grab an mp4 derivative asset from your video. Any quality will work, we just don’t recommend using the original upload. Change the extension from
.m3u8, and add the query parameter
origin_v2=1 . This will return an HLS manifest file for that particular mp4.
You can also extract thumbnails from a video by modify the URL of that video asset. Pretty sneaky, right? Here’s how to do it: Extracting Thumbnails
If you have an asset that’s served over HTTP and you’d like to get it served over HTTPS instead, you’ll need to change the subdomain from
embed-ssl. We use different subdomains for SSL and non-SSL assets because they’re sometimes served through different CDNs for performance reasons.