Kaltura - Embed Media Using oEmbed (WordPress) (UW-Madison)

This document shows you how to embed UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace media into sites using oembed. Oembed is used by Wordpress and other sites as a way to embed media.


Reminder: Your media need to have their permissions set to Unlisted or they need to be published to a public channel for oembed to work.

Reminder: Your Wordpress admin needs to enable this funcitonality within your Wordpress site. Please direct your Wordpress admin to the KB doc located here: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=56746. This should be done before you try to embed media!


  • Your Wordpress has enabled Kaltura MediaSpace embedding in your Wordpress site using this KB doc: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=56746
  • Media in UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace need to have their permissions set to Unlisted or be published to a public channel. Media with their permission set to private will not work with oembed.


  1. Within UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace, navigate to My Media.
  2. Find media that is either unlisted or is published to a public channel.
  3. Go to the media preview screen by click on its thumbnail. Click the Share button located under the media's title and author.
  4. Click the oEmbed tab.
  5. By default, Kaltura MediaSpace provides you with an oEmbed URL that contains a player of the size 1280x720 even though it appears that the 640x360 player is selected. To modify the player, select the options under Player Skin and/or Player Size.
  6. Once you are satisfied with your options, select and copy the oEmbed URL located just under the oEmbed tab label.
  7. Navigate to your Wordpress (or other) site and paste this URL in a page or post.


Please remember that the permissions of the media need to be set to Unlisted or the media needs to be published to a public channel.

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Keywords:wordpress, embed, oembed, share, url, unlisted, public   Doc ID:56750
Owner:DoIT AT Media Delivery Support .Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2015-09-25 10:49 CDTUpdated:2017-11-30 19:53 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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