First of all, to put a video on demand on our platform, you must use Vimeo PRO, Business, or Premium.
The following procedure is to embed a video on our viewing page. It is not necessarily the only way to have videos on-demand online on our platform. However, this is the recommended way by Thepointofsale.com to ensure you benefit from our secure services.
From your Vimeo account:
1- Click on New Video.
2- Drag and drop your video file at the location seen in the screenshot below:
3- Under Privacy, choose from the scrolling menu the option Hide this video from Vimeo. This ensures that an individual cannot take and share your streaming link.
4- Enter the relevant information regarding your event and click on Save. Then, once the video is fully uploaded, Edit settings will appear. Please click on it.
5- On the following page (which is your event's page on Vimeo), click on the General tab from the left menu, then on Privacy.
6- Under Privacy, determine where the video can be embedded. To do so, go to the question Where can this be embedded? and select Specific domains. In the section below, add Lepointdevente.com and click on the + sign. Then, add Thepointofsale.com and click the + sign again.
** It is important to enter both domains!**
**If you chose the white label service, do not forget to add your broadcast domain as well.**
This step ensures that an individual cannot "steal" your video to add it to another website (to make it accessible to several individuals who have not purchased a pass). Only the people with a Thepointofsale.com (or Lepointdevente.com) link will be able to access your event.
6.1 - We recommend selecting the following parameters under Controls (Playbar, Volume, Fullscreen) and deselect everything else. These are the options that optimize the customer's experience.
7- Copy the link found above the Preview window.
From your Thepointofsale.com account :
8- Back in the event management tool, select your event in My Events and paste the link you have just copied under Video Link.
9- Under Viewing option, choose Embed video on the secured viewing page.
10- Still under the Location section, decide :
- Display attendee count. If this option is selected, a counter will appear in your video's left corner, indicating how many people are watching your video. Most organizers offering VODs prefer to remove this option.
- Display live chat at entry time. This option will add the chat area to your event. Displaying this allows your viewers to interact with other viewers. However, different users will not watch the video simultaneously, so there is a strong possibility that the chat can reveal spoilers. Most VODs prefer to remove this option for this reason.
- Time of video display. This option establishes the moment when the video is displayed on the Thepointofsale.com viewing page.
- Page expiry. **Very important for VOD!** Your event's start date will determine when buyers can start viewing your video. Still, the expiration of the page will determine the period during which the video will be available.
Example: The start date of my event is August 1 at 10:00 am. From August 1 at 10:00 am to August 8 at 10:00 am, a buyer will have to watch my video regardless of the date on which they obtain a viewing link. After this period, the viewing page will no longer be valid, and the client will see this message by clicking on its link.