Panopto: Enabling Video MP4 Downloads


By default, ONLY the creator of the Panopto recording and site-wide administrators have access to download recordings from the Panopto server. This can be changed to allow a wider group access to download just one Panopto Recording or an entire folder of Panopto recordings.

To enable Video Downloads for one of your folders with in Panopto, click the following article link: Enabling Video Downloads for a Panopto Folder (MP4)


  1. Access your recordings by going to the Panopto Server
  2. Once you are on the Panopto and server and located the recording you would like to edit the Downloads setting for,  hover over the video with your mouse and select the Settings option.
  3. Alternatively, you can open the settings window from within the Panopto editor by selecting the cogwheel icon located in the upper right-hand corner
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  4. In the Overview tab, scroll down to the Downloads option
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  5. You can select one of the following Download options:
    • Use site default: The folder will use the default site-wide setting as set by the site administrators. See admins, videographers, and creators below.
    • No one: No one can download the Panopto recording.
    • Admins only: Only site-wide Administrators can download the recording
    • Admins, videographers, and creators only: Site-wide administrators and videographers as well as the folder's creators will be able to download the recording. this is the default option.
    • Authenticated users with access: Only users who have access to the video and are authenticated into Panopto (With their Pace credentials) will have the option to download.
  6. Once you select an option, the Panopto will automatically save your changes. Any viewers who were granted downloading access will now see the download icon in the upper right corner of the Panopto recording.
    • Note: Users that do NOT have the ability to download (per your Download enabled selection) will NOT see the download button when they view the Panopto recording.


Article ID: 5925
Tue 5/17/22 11:33 AM
Mon 7/10/23 4:17 PM