Player States

Use the “Player state” settings to determine the appearance and behaviour of the player’s start, pause, hover and end screen.

To access the “Player state” settings:

  • Go to Playouts in the left menu;
  • Head over to the third tab Player states to customize the player’s start, pause, hover and end screen.

1.0 | Show (Start, Pause, Hover and End states)

Use the first section to change the appearance of the start, pause and end state:

player state options

  • Center Controls
    Check/uncheck this box to show/hide the play button. The center controls are slightly different for each player state:Start state

    start state
    Pause state
    pause state
    Hover state
    hover state center controls

    End state
    end state

  • Title
    Show/hide the title of your video. Learn more about metadata
  • Author & Copyright
    Show/hide the author and copyright of your video. Learn more about metadata.

    • Author & copyright prefix text
      Set the ‘prefix’ for the author and copyright text (for example “source:”).
  • Duration (start screen only)
    This setting show a timestamp on the start screen below the play button. 
  • Show moving thumbnail (start screen only)
    Moving thumbnails are generated for each new video that is uploaded to your account. A moving thumbnail skips the first two seconds of the video and then plays the following five seconds in a loop.When disabled a static thumbnail is used instead. When enabled:

    • Desktop: the thumbnail animates when the cursor hovers over the video player.
    • Mobile: the thumbnail animates once the video is in view.
  • Related clips (pause/end screen only)
    When enabled, related content will be displayed during the pause and/or end screen.
    end state

    • Playlist for related clips
      Select a Playlist to determine the related clips that will be shown. When no playlist is selected, the player will select a related item based on relevant metadata. Learn more about creating and managing playlists.
    • Use deep link for related items
      Deep links can be set in the clip metadata. When enabled, clicking a related item will not play the content in the current player; but instead the viewer will visit the deep link URL configured for that particular clip. Learn more about metadata.
    • Randomize related clips
      Enable this setting to apply a random order of related clips.
  • Show last video frame (end screen only)
    By default, the last frame of the video is shown on the endscreen. Disable this setting to display the video thumbnail instead.

2.0 | Autoplay Next

You can choose to automatically play the next clip after a countdown:

end state

  • Only when pre-roll ad is available
    Only play the next clip automatically if there’s a pre-roll advertisement available (only applicable when pre-rolls are configured on the playout).
  • Autoplay next timeout (seconds)
    Enter the amount of seconds the player should wait before starting the next media clip. The default value is 8 seconds.

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