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A viral player is a player that is used to play a video when a viewer uses the "Get code" feature, or shares a video out to Facebook or Twitter, in a Video Cloud player. When a viewer uses the "Get code" feature, in most cases, you won't want to give a link or code for the same player the viewer has just been watching as that player may not work as a viral player. For example, that player may rely on additional scripting on the page, necessary context, multiple playlist assignment, etc. Instead, the viewer is given a link or code to an appropriate single-video player. Likewise, when sharing to Facebook or Twitter, you may want to display a branded player that drives viewers back to your site.
When a player is hosted on your own URL, it is possible to have a player other than the default viral player be shared out to Facebook or Twitter. For more information, see these documents:
You can select one player to be the default viral player for your account. This player must be a single-video player. Your current default viral player is marked with a circle next to the player name in the list of players in the Publishing module:
and also in the Details pane, under the Preview window:
To set the default viral player for your account:
Keep in mind that videos have an Allow viral distribution for this video property. If this is set to No, the video will not play in your viral player. Make sure if you want to publish a video that is not enabled for viral sharing that it uses a player other than your viral player.
Also, the Blog This & Get Code option should be checked so that your viral player is used when the video is shared to Facebook. If this option is not selected, when the video is shared to Facebook, the player it was shared from will be used in Facebook.
In most cases, you can use the default viral player for sharing from any player you like. If for some reason you want to use a different player than the default viral player, you can swap out the default viral player, using the setEmbedCode() method in the Social Module of the Flash-only Player API.