The Blue Billywig video player is completely customisable, with the ability to enable or disable specific control bar features.
This article will go over all the settings presented in the Playouts > Appearance menu. To get started:
- Go to the Media Library
- Click “Playouts” in the left sidebar
- Select an existing playout (e.g. the “default” playout) or create a new one.
- Head over to the “Control bar” tab.
1.0 | Control Bar
Change the visibility of the control bar by selecting one of the options in the dropdown menu:
- Autohide (show on pause) – default
Use this setting to automatically hide the control bar when a video starts playing. The control bar will appear when a viewer moves the cursor over the player and it will remain visible when the video is paused.
- Always auto hide
The control bar will only be visible when a viewer moves the cursor over the player.
The control bar is always in view.
The control bar is never in view.
Control bar placement
Change the way the control bar is placed in the player:
- Always mounted
- Always floating
- Automatically decide – default
The player automatically decides to apply a floating or mounted control bar.
Note: this setting does not affect the control bar during commercials or on touch devices.
2.0 | Time
There are four options to display the progress and/or remaining time of the video in the control bar:
- Hide – default
- Show remaining time
- Show progress time
- Show progress time and total time
The progress bar is displayed by default:
Hide the progress bar by removing the check in the checkbox.
Disable frame preview
By default a frame preview will be shown when moving the mouse over the progress bar:
Check the checkbox to disable frame previews.
3.0 | Volume
You can customise the volume control by choosing to hide, mute only or having a vertical or horizontal slider.
- Mute only
- Horizontal slider
- Vertical slider
4.0 | Buttons
You can choose which options you want to display in your video by ticking the box. Some of these button will be nested within the Gear icon.
- Subtitle select
When added to a video clip, this button will allow viewers to select one of the subtitles when clicking the ‘gear icon’ in the control bar.Learn more how to add subtitles or how to increase your video’s accessibility.
- Playback quality selector
Allows the user to select a different playback quality (learn more about assets).
- Audio track selector
When multiple audio tracks are available, this button will allow the user to select a different audio track when clicking the ‘gear’ icon in the control bar.
Multiple audio tracks are often uploaded to comply to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Learn more about increasing your content’s accessibility)
- Playback speed selector
When speed control is available, this will allow the user to set the playback speed.
- Fullscreen button
Displays a button which will attempt to go fullscreen when pressed. If fullscreen is not supported by the browser it will fill up the browser space (full browser).
- Share button
When enabling the share button, the following sharing options are selected by default:
- Direct embed
- TwitterLearn more about sharing options
- Cast button
Show/hide the cast button (AirPlay/ChromeCast) if supported.