I have a question which relates to the attached image. I have a sidebar with a thumbnail image which relates to three types of items - images (mainly) - pdf's and videos.
When someone lands on a PDF, they would hit the "View" icon to open it up in a lightbox, where they can navigate through the various pages.
If an image is available in a higher resolution, then when you hit the "View" icon then you would get a lightbox with a larger image inside.
However, with a video - I put in the viewer in place of the thumbnail, so that the user could play the video straight from the item page - rather than perform the "View" action.
Is this acceptable, or for consistency should there always be a "View" action?