Customizing permalinks allows you to maintain control over a video if it is embedded somewhere other than the original page you place it on. By default, when a user clicks on a playing video, the user will be taken to the permalink listed for the video, which you can customize.
- What should the Permalink be?
- Setting a Permalink per-video (Recommended)
- How to Disable Permalink Click-throughs
In most cases, you change the permalink to be the exact page you can find this video posted on your site. For example, if your site is example.com, and you placed the video on example.com/yourvideo, the permalink should be http://example.com/yourvideo. This benefits you by directing a user back the page of your content should you allow this file to be embedded on other sites, and may provide you some additional SEO benefits.
Alternatively, you can set up a “default” permalinks that all your videos will link to. This can be used to send users back to your site, but not to the exact post or page where the video is located.
To set a permalink on an individual video, you can either click on the “Edit” button next to its listing in your Videos, or by clicking the “Edit” button on the Video’s page.
The Permalink option can be found near the middle of the page that appears.
Edit the permalink as you’d like, and then click the “Save” button.
How to Disable Permalink Click-throughs
If you don’t want users clicking through to a permalink, uncheck the "Enable Permalinks?" checkbox in the Permalinks setting box. You may also need to click on the "Clear all permalinks" button if you are still able to click though to the old permalink.
If you're using the Arpeggio player, then Permalinks will be disabled for your account.