Embedding Video content hosted on another service like Vimeo, or YouTube is the best practice when creating Video Learning Objects for your Courses on the Tortal LMS. To ensure you content is available and secure, refer to the points in this article to help you choose the best settings for hosting your videos using these services.
Privacy is a rapidly evolving field in internet services, and the major Video hosting players in the field, YouTube and Vimeo, regularly update their setting to comply with shifting regulation and user demand. Please expect the information in this Article to update as new information becomes available.
Latest update: 09-29-2021
Privacy Settings - Best Practices
Most Recently Vimeo has introduced a new "privacy Hash" (a string of characters) into the URL of all "Private" videos shared from its services. This currently conflicts with many of the 3rd party driver used to import and decode these embeds, leading to errors.
Looking at the levels of privacy settings currently offered by Vimeo, the most appropriate setting for all videos intended to be embedded into Tortal would be the "Hide from Vimeo" Setting.
This maintains a private video in relation to the Vimeo account, while still allowing for accessibility when content is embedded outside of their services
Please see the comparison, below:
If you upload a new video to Vimeo and set it to private as shown here:
Then you get the error you discovered when you embed and launch the video in the LMS if it is embedded using a link that includes the new "Private" setting hash
If you use this option instead, the video will launch in the LMS without having to change the link that was saved in the LMS:
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