To customise the appearance of the player:
- Select PLAYERS from the top menu
- Select the player you want to customise to see the player details
Changing the player functions
The SETTINGS tab defines how the player behaves when embedded in your web page.
|Setting||When to use it ...|
|Auto Play||Select this option if you want your video to play immediately. The viewer will not need to click Play to start the video.
Auto play is generally not supported on mobile browsers. This is enforced by the devices for a number of reasons, primarily data usage.
|Closed captions||Select this option if you want your viewer to see closed captions by default|
|Sharing||Select this option if you want your viewer to be able to share a link to your video on social media.|
|Transcript Download||Select this option if the player will be used for downloading media assets transcripts, that are available in the Media>>Accessibility section.|
|Show calls to action||Select this option if you want your viewer to see calls to action|
|Keyboard controls||Select this option to allow accessible access to navigate the player controls using the keyboard.
When enabled keyboard controls will display when a viewer tabs into the player
|Event tracking||Select this option to provide a URL for externally receiving player events|
|Display media title||Select this option to see the title of the video on the play button.|
|Display media description||Select this option to see the title of the video on the play button.|
Changing the colour palette
The player colour palette consists of 3 colours
- Icons colour: this is the colour of the players buttons
- Icons hover colour: this is the colour of the players buttons when a viewer mouses over them
- Background colour - this is the background colour of the player control bar
To change the colour of your player controls:
- Navigate to the SETTINGS tab of your player
- Scroll to the Colour Palette section
- Click on the colour field you wish to change
- You can either
- Choose a colour from the colour picker
- Enter a hex code for your desired colour
- Once you have finished making changes to the colour palette, click the corresponding Apply button.
The preview will display the new icon and control panel colours. This example shows a pink control bar with lime green icons.
When choosing colours for your player, remember that the Control Bar colour will be partially transparent. You should also make sure that there is good contrast between the Control Bar colour and the Icon colour - a purple icon on a blue bar will not stand out to your viewer and will make your player difficult to navigate.