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    Fix your old links and embeds before it’s too late!

    Hello Everyone,

    You only have a few weeks left before any old video embeds and download links will stop working. What does this mean for you?

    - October 31st, 2010 is the last day that we will receive service from our old vendor that will keep your old embed codes and links working – Please fix your websites before then to prevent any loss of service.

    - What’s affected by this – Any embed code or download links copied and used prior to August 23rd, 2010 are affected.  Anything done after this date is not affected and does not need to be fixed.

    - Embedded videos – these are videos where you have copied code from TechTV and put in your site to make a TechTV video show up in your website.  What you need to do to update your embed code is to go to the video’s page on MIT TechTV, click on the red “embed” button below the video, choose your settings for your video on the window that drops down and then copy the new code provided.  Then go to your website and in edit mode, replace the old embed code with the new embed code you just copied.

    - How can I tell if my embed code is old or new? If the video embedded on your website has the MIT TechTV logo on your video itself, it is using the old code and needs to be updated.  If the MIT TechTV logo is in the bottom right corner of the video player itself and is not covering any part of your video, then you are using the new embed code and you do not need to change anything.

    - Download Link – If the owner of a video has allowed for their video to be downloaded, on the video’s page on MIT TechTV, there will be a gray box to the right of the video with a line for “Formats”.  Next to this, you will see the formats available for download.  To replace old download links on your own website with new ones, simply copy the download link found with the appropriate format and replace the old download link with the new one you have just copied from MIT TechTV.

    - How can I tell if my download link is old or new? If your download link contains “viddler.com” in it, it is old and needs to be replaced with a new link.

    If you have any questions or concerns or need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us at techtv@mit.edu.

    Thanks, MIT TechTV

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