How to Download Video on Demand Files from the Dacast Platform

Video on demand VOD Knowledgebase Tutorials
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You have the ability to download Dacast video on demand files directly from the Back Office as a file on your own device.

In this article, we will guide you through downloading VOD files directly from your Dacast account.

Here’s what you have to do:

STEP 1: Under the “Videos” section click on the video you want to download. 

STEP 2: Locate the download button in the general tab of your video as shown below: 

Dacast - Download Video on Demand Files

STEP 3: Click on the “Download” button and your file will be automatically downloaded on your device. Please note that the default format for VOD file downloading is mp4.

Once downloaded, you will see your video file at the bottom of your window as shown below:

Dacast - Download Video on Demand Files - Video Source 

You will now be able to find the VOD file in your device and watch, share or rename it. 

Wondering how to record and download your live streams? Take a look at our live stream recording tutorial

If you want to give your viewers the option to download a video, you can add the download option in just a few simple steps. 

It is easy to habilitate the download option for your viewers, you will have to enable the download option.

If you want to apply this to all of your current and future videos, you’ll have to enable download in the “Theming” section of the  “Settings” tab:

Dacast - Download Video on Demand Files - Theming

To enable download for a specific video, go to “Videos” and then “Theming”:

Dacast - Download Video on Demand Files - Theme

Any questions or you want to access this feature? Please contact us.

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