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Using our HTML5/Flash Video Player

Vanderbilt University webmasters can use this application to embed Flash videos into their university websites. After filling out the form below, you will be taken to a second screen where you can preview your video in the player, in both small and larger formats, and will receive the code needed to embed the player in your site.


  1. Create a directory in your streaming server directory* called “streams”. Within “streams”, create another directory called “_definst_”. Place the videos that you wish to stream in your _definst_ directory.
  2. Capture a screenshot of your video and save it to your space on the Web server. This image will appear in your video player before the video begins to play.
  3. To embed a video in your Web site, please fill out the forms below.
Streaming Server Main Directory Name
(example: public_affairs)
(example: splash.flv or splash.mp4)
Screenshot URL
(Please leave off the “http://” or “https://” from your screenshot URL. For example:

This application is for non-commmercial use only. (cc) some rights reserved.

To inquire about commercial use of Vanderbilt videos, call (615) 322-2706.

*To upload your videos to Vanderbilt’s streaming server, please contact VUIT.

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