Insert Video Method to have a Video Preview show

Jan 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Hello,

I am using the standard "Insert Video" method to insert a video.

But, when the player shows up its showing a blank player until you press play.

Would like to have a video preview still with the play button before the user clicks on it.

Like other video players do like on ABC and others.

ScreenShot of what I am trying to say:

http://www.diigo.com/item/image/17qct/oy3b 

Thanks,

Brian Davis

Coordinator
Jan 31, 2012 at 11:29 AM

There's a "poster" attribute you can use to specify the image that is shown before it starts playing.  Example syntax:

[video src="something.mp4" poster="http://www.example.com/image.png"]

Jan 31, 2012 at 11:52 AM
BenAmada wrote:

There's a "poster" attribute you can use to specify the image that is shown before it starts playing.  Example syntax:

[video src="something.mp4" poster="http://www.example.com/image.png"]

I finally figured that out yesterday :)

But, thanks Ben for your help!!!

Next issue how to get it to play on a stand alone page with Firefox? 

I took the source code from the BlogEngine Page and used that for the standalone page.

Video plays in other browsers but just not FireFox.