Note: You'll need to decide where on your organization's website you want the video player to appear. You might need help from your website manager for this step. This only needs to be done one time.
This article describes how to embed an entire channel of content onto your site. You can also embed a broadcast individual on your website.
Click Embed on the left menu bar.
Select a Media Type. The Broadcasts tab will include all public broadcasts in your account. The Highlights tab will show all the highlights from your account in an embed code.
Select a Filter.
- All (Recommended): This is the master widget. It'll show all the events (excluding private) you schedule on your account.
- By Channel: This widget only shows events that are tagged for a specific channel that you've created. For instructions on creating a custom channel, click here.
- By Source: This widget will only show events that are scheduled specific to the Source you choose (e.g., RTMP, BoxCaster, etc.).
- By Broadcast: This widget will only show one upcoming or current event (selected from the drop-down menu after choosing this option). You can also find this code on the Video page for the event in question.
Select an Integration Method.
- Link to BoxCast.tv: The simplest method, Link to BoxCast.tv, generates a URL you can simply share on Facebook, Twitter, in an email, etc. to direct your viewers to watch your content without any hosting requirements.
Select a Layout. To see which options come with each layout, click Advanced Settings and feel free to customize it from there.
Advanced Display Options
Default Video Selection
The logic BoxCast uses to determine the first video to be shown can be altered.
- Show Next Event Immediately: With this option, the widget will default to showing and selecting the next future event as soon as the current live event ends.
- Show Closest Event: With this option, the widget will only show the next upcoming event when it's closer in time than the previous recording.
- Show Description Below Player: Check this box to include any title and description you add to an event. This will appear beneath the embedded player.
- Show Documents: This will display your documents if attached to the broadcast.
- Show Video Index: This will display your video indexing if you set that up in the broadcast.
- Two-Column Layout: Slight style change to the widget — archives will appear to the right of the video player instead of underneath.
- Show Playlist: Check this box to show past events that have been broadcast. The player will display the last 20 in chronological order. To show events further back, viewers can simply click the last event in line and more options will appear.
- Hide Overlay Messages Before Broadcast: This will hide all overlay messages like your countdown timer before the broadcast starts.
Customize Auto-Play Behavior: If selected, you can decide if (and how) the video begins playing when a visitor loads the page.
- Do Not Auto-Play: The player will not try to play automatically — the viewer will have to click or tap the player to begin.
- Try With Sound: The player will attempt to play the stream automatically; if the browser prevents auto-play, the viewer will have to click or tap the player to begin.
- Try With Sound or Muted: The player will attempt to play the video automatically; if the browser prevents auto-play, the player will mute itself and try to play the stream again. (Many browsers allow auto-play if the video is muted.) If this option isn't selected, live broadcasts will default to Try With Sound, and recorded broadcasts will default to Do Not Auto-Play.
- Disable Live DVR: By default, DVR scrubbing is enabled for all live videos. If checked, the player will disable the feature.
- Third-Party App: You can also select the Third-Party App widget to generate a web URL that can be embedded into other mobile apps, such as Subsplash.
- Countdown Timer: If selected, the player will show a large countdown timer for future events (as opposed to the default of just showing the date/time of the broadcast).
- Custom Poster Image: This image will show behind the Play button instead of the automatically captured frame. The image should match the video player aspect ratio of 16:9. It is recommended to be in JPG or PNG format with a resolution of 1280x720.
- Custom Pre-Event Video: This video will play in a loop before the event starts. The video should match the video player aspect ratio of 16:9. It's recommended to be a 720p MP4 video encoded with the H.264 codec.
After you've selected your settings, now it's time to Preview the Embed.
Please click the Preview Embed Code button to ensure the widget displays the proper events with the settings you've configured. When you're satisfied, copy the generated code.
Click Copy to Clipboard in the Generated Code section. Then, paste the code into the appropriate section on the back end of your website (including Wordpress).
Copy and paste your embed code in your website. It'll automatically update with all public broadcasts.
Why won't my player go full screen?
If you can't make the player go full screen when clicking the Expand button on the widget, it's likely you have the widget code posted in an iframe with no "allowfullscreen." Enable full screen in your CMS and you should be good to go.
Do I have to embed on my website?
No, but we highly recommend doing this so you can get better analytics from our tools provided.