About Vidcast

Both Vidcast and Socio are part of Webex — we look forward to integrating the two products more and more (and with the broader Webex suite)!

Vidcast is a video messaging tool that makes it easy to record, edit, and share short videos, helping distributed teams collaborate more effectively, and get time back in their day. Vidcast is free to use — simply sign in using your Webex credentials (or register for a free account) at app.vidocast.io.

How Vidcast integrates with Socio

There are lots of places where you can embed Vidcasts into your event or community, enabling you to easily pull in pre-recorded messages from sponsors, presenters and speakers.

We include Vidcast as a selectable Live Stream and Recording provider in our Agenda and Live Stream features, and you can also select it as a Content Provider when building out Speaker and Sponsor profiles, or when creating Custom List items.

Screenshot of the Live Stream section of the New Item modal in the Agenda feature.

External Links can be added to many items, and are another great area to incorporate a Vidcast embed link!

When you include a link to a Vidcast video in any of these places, the video embeds in your event so Web App attendees can watch it without opening a new tab.

Let's take a look at how to embed Vidcast in your event.

Copy the Vidcast embed link

From the My Videos page of Vidcast, click the video you want to use in your event, and then click the Share button in the top right corner of the screen. In the modal that appears, make sure the video is set to Public, then click the Embed tab.

Screenshot showing the process just described.

Now, click the Copy embed link button.

⭐ Keep in mind, because attendees may be accessing your Event App or Community from a variety of devices with varying screen sizes, we recommend selecting Responsive size before copying the embed link.

Screenshot showing the Embed tab of the Vidcast share modal. The Copy embed link button is indicated.

Now you’re ready to put the link to use!

Paste the link into Socio

The process for inserting a Vidcast link depends on which feature or area of your event it's being used in. Let's take a look at each one.

Live Stream/Agenda features

When editing a Live Stream feature or creating an Agenda session in the Socio Platform, simply select Vidcast as the Live Stream provider or Recording provider, then paste the embed link into the Vidcast URL field. Make any other needed changes, and then save. It’s that simple!

⭐ Keep in mind, Vidcasts will always open inside your event/community’s Web App.

When attendees using the Web App click the Live Stream feature or the Join Live Stream button for an Agenda session, they can simply click the Play button to start watching. Viewers can use all the video controls Vidcast has to offer, including the speed setting, all without leaving the event!

Screenshot of a Vidcast video embedded in an Agenda session in the Web App.

⭐ Keep in mind, Vidcast videos viewed on a mobile device will open in the device’s default web browser.

For a complete look at how to set up the Live Stream feature, check this out. For instructions on using the Agenda feature, click here.

Sponsor/Exhibitor, Speaker, and Custom List features

No matter which of these features you use, the process is the same. Be sure to set the feature to Grid View so the Content Provider field is available when creating a new item. In the New Item modal, select Vidcast from the Content Provider drop-down, and then paste the embed link into the Vidcast URL field. Make any other needed changes, and then save. It’s that simple!

Screenshot of the Booth Side and Content Provider areas of the new item modal.

When attendees using the Web App click on an item in one of these features, the Vidcast video appears in the middle of the screen.

⭐ Keep in mind, Vidcast videos viewed on a mobile device will open in the device’s default web browser.

Screenshot of a Vidcast video embedded in a Sponsor profile in the Web App.

Check out the links below for complete instructions on setting up each of these features!

External Links

There are several more places you can embed a Vidcast video into your event or community! You can find the complete list of each of these places in our External Links article, so check it out.

FAQs

How can I access Vidcast? Is there any cost?

Vidcast is free to use. Simply go to app.vidcast.io to register or sign in.

If you’re a Webex customer, you can sign in using the “Continue with Webex" option. Otherwise, you can register for a free Vidcast account using Google, Microsoft or by creating a free Webex account.

Can I upload videos to Vidcast?

Not yet. Vidcast currently only hosts videos recorded in the app at app.vidcast.io. Vidcast does have an upload feature in their product backlog, and we’ll be sure to update this article once that feature becomes available.

If you want to use pre-recorded video from another source, check out the Video Center for all your Simulive and Video on Demand needs.

What’s the difference between pasting a Vidcast link into the Live Stream provider field vs the Recording field?

For the Live Stream feature, the behavior is the same. For the Agenda feature, the button attendees click on says Join Live Stream or View Recording, depending on which one you chose. The Join Live Stream button appears 15 minutes before the session’s scheduled start time. The View Recording button appears 15 minutes after the session’s scheduled end time.

Need help using Vidcast?

Check out the Vidcast Help Center, or send them a message via chat or email (help@vidcast.io).

Now you know all about using Vidcast in your event or community. Interested in using Webex meetings in your event? Check this out!

Questions? Chat Us or Email support@socio.events

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