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Background video on tablet/phone? Or still image?

As I understand videos won't auto play on tablets/phones to prevent user from using unwanted data. At the same time there's a trend on using videos full window backgrounds. I was wondering what's ...
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video player mobile - a way to represent two different sources

I've implemented two protocols to provide video on demand in my app. The first one is optimised for slow connections and the other one for better video quality. How to provide a way to let users ...
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What do users expect to occur with a “Watch video” link?

I'm trying to come up with the best way to serve videos on a website. Currently there's an instance that says, "Watch video" with a little camera icon. It's in contrast to "Read report" with a little ...
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Optimal video resolution for lecture videos on a tablet-PC

We are developing an educational tablet-app for our customer. The app is required to show fullscreen videos of university style lectures In-App. After a short introductory phase, where the lecturer is ...
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Best way to differentiate “downloading content” and “downloaded content”

I'm working on an iOS app that lets users download and watch video content. In the playlist section I'm trying to find a way to clearly show what titles are being downloaded, and which ones have been ...
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Is this play video button placement confusing?

I'm creating a blog with videos in each posts. But, I'm not sure if triangular play icon inside of a circle at the right presents itself as the must-click part of the page or worse if it leaves the ...
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What is the best strategy for playing a video embedded on a webpage to provide the optimal user experience?

Many websites that embed videos now seem to follow the trend of automatically playing them. I believe that facebook is one of these types of websites, but it is probably the exception rather than the ...
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Should UX professional be involved in a fundraiser video (and to what extent)?

I am currently working on a fundraiser for my site (about 2 years old now). I am going to create a video (with outside professional help), that will cover what the site is about (for new users), and ...
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Combining a grid view and list view on the same interface

I'm working on a UI which needs to include a series of video thumbnails and folders containing more video thumbnails. At current, the videos are being layed out in a 'list view'. A video thumbnail ...
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HTML/CSS Type Over Video Slider

I'm working on a project where the designer wants tailored and styled type (i.e. CSS) over a video that's in a slider. Along with a png logo. Each video slider will have a different layout treatment. ...
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Is there a standard order for `Stop`, `Play`, `Back`, and `Forward` buttons?

I have Stop, Play, Back, and Forward buttons with stereotypical DVD icons in an app I'm making. Is there a standard for ordering these?
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Volume control on the media player

Very often I have noticed that whenever a video or audio is played on the most common sites (like youtube, vimeo, facebook, soundcloud..) the volume is always at the maximum by default. Now, I am not ...
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Deleting, editing and sharing individual videos within a list

I have a list of video thumbnails that users need to be able to edit, delete and share. The issue is that only one video at a time can be edited or shared, but multiple videos can be deleted at a time ...
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Video in Email - Triangular Play Button or “Play Video” Button?

Video links in email, or even videos that play directly in email, have been a hot topic lately, so I figured I'd ask this here. I've tended to use the triangular play button over thumbnails when a ...
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What is the best practice for styling video metadata on a webpage?

For a project i'm working on, a video must be displayed on a webpage, as well as the metadata that goes with it. The metadata includes video title, description, rating, video size, time uploaded. At ...
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Is it a good or bad idea for a video player to have the play button in the top-left corner?

Do you think it is a good or idea and why? Also, why do you think Comedy Central (e.g., The Daily Show) put their play button in the top-left corner instead of the middle?
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Expanding video/photos preview

I'm working on different options to preview video and photos that are laid out on a grid without triggering a pop up or a new page. One option is the expanding preview. ...
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Demonstrating that Audio and Video can't play at the same time?

I will have a screen with a Video in the lower right corner that is playing. One the screen behind the video there will be an audio channel that can be played. Only one of these streams can play at ...
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help videos effectiveness

when designing interfaces we are constantly struggling to make our product intuitive and very often, as soon as things get a bit stuck, people suggest "No problem, let's just insert a 30-second video ...
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Is it easier to get a user to watch a video, or to scroll?

I see a lot of startups using product videos as the primary focus on their home page, with cheeky animated characters explaining whatever their product might be. But is there any data showing whether ...
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Who invented video timeline thumbnails? [closed]

I’m trying to figure out who invented the video preview thumbnail that pops up e.g. on YouTube when the mouse cursor touches the timeline. The first time I saw this UI element was on a porn website ...
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How to represent that a video has no audio?

It would be useful to know that a video (played on a web page) has no audio before starting to watch it. Benefits: Users wouldn't have to pause other audio sources (music player; audio/video ...
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Is it regarded as unprofessional to use YouTube to host videos on a paid site?

I am creating a site that has a paywall. Only registered users may view content, and as part of that content we are allowing upload and sharing of videos to other registered members. Currently I am ...
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Video automatically playing on a home or landing page - studies and data

I'd really like to know of any good studies, or posts about the impact that an auto-playing video has on a home or landing page. Impact being a change in conversion rate, bounce rate, time on site, ...
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Pinch-to-zoom and visual feedback with a live video stream

I'm currently developing a tablet application aiming to act as a remote control for a security camera, showing a video live stream from the camera as well as some buttons. Besides typical commands ...
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Where to put video transcripts?

Is there any official guidance on where to put a transcript for a video? Should it go on the same page as the video or on a separate page?
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Listing Articles and Videos together

On the landing screen of an App, we have content separated into two tabs, News / Videos. I am trying to see if it makes more sense to have News Articles and Videos presented together, using icons to ...
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What font is best for full screen closed captions?

I'd like to upload some closed caption audiobooks to youtube where the video is simply the subtitles for the text being read. Here's an example. What design would best suit this purpose? I'm pretty ...
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How should I approach a video tutorial for a responsive web app?

When creating tutorials (video or otherwise) for a responsive web app, what size should I show the interface at? Mobile? Desktop? Should they be separate videos?
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Should training videos be within a web application or linked off?

I work on a ongoing web application project and my managers would like to have training videos on how to use the application. They want the videos to link off to a separate site so that our customer ...
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YouTube automatically switches to “Share” tab when the video is finished playing

On every YouTube video page there are two tabs below the video: "About" contains an author-generated description, the category and license information. "Share" offers sharing functionality for ...
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Is a grid layout for a music/video player bad ux?

I'm working on this app for a music festival @ http://www.acl.fm - we don't have much traffic so I can't test my assumptions, but the bounce rate is high. I'm curious if this type of layout is a bad ...
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Are users more likely to share embedded videos or videos watched from a dedicated viewing experience (YouTube app/site, etc)?

I'm trying to form a best practice recommendation for either embedding videos (embedded youTube player) or launching videos into a dedicated viewing experience (leveraging YouTube app on smartphones ...
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Graphic content label

I'm working on a project in which we are labeling content to inform, not warn, the user (editors) that videos contain nudity, death, violence or adult language. We are not trying to discourage ...
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Smallest acceptable 16:9 video player?

Is there any user research or testing on the smallest size a 16:9 video could play on a website, where the user doesn't feel it's too small?
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Are videos on the homepage of a commerce site a good idea instead of text?

I have received a design to implement for a new homepage on an existing music entertainment site. I have wireframed the new design below (it's already been designed and UX has not happened, I am ...
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Videos on landing pages

Is it a good ideal to feature videos on landing pages or should their primary purpose be to signpost users to content elsewhere? I am developing a set of pages for an event, it is supported by a ...
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Looking for best practice, articles, tests or studies on video placement on websites.

We are a publisher of many special interest (that doesn't mean x-rated! ;) news websites (tech, music, sport etc). The majority of our content is editorial but we obviously have a growing amount of ...
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Why does YouTube not cache videos anymore? [closed]

A while ago youtube changed its cache system. Now when you watch a video, if you click backward on timeline, the video will be downloaded again, and youtube does not read it from cache. It is very ...
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Why do mobile video apps encourage taking short videos?

Recently there's been a rapid increase in the number of mobile video apps that limit their recording length. These are some popular examples: Vine - 6 seconds Viddy - 15 seconds Keek - 35 seconds ...
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How can i annotate videos of usability sessions?

What is the best method to take notes from videos of a usability session? Consider the scenario you recorded a usability test (remote or local) and want to do a review of the whole session by taking ...
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Best Practice for video start image

Should a video player (on load / idle mode) always only show a still picture that was 'grabbed' from the video? Or would it be ok-practice or even better-practice to show a photo, that is somehow ...
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Is removing the video control playbar a dark pattern?

Lately, I've been finding more and more videos (mostly those with marketing purposes) that are don't have the so called "playbar", ie. the timeline control that allows you to jump inside the video to ...
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Conveying that usability problems exist to developers, cheaply!

I'm a developer transitioning towards design/usability. I'm giving a talk to the devs at my workplace on design basics and guidelines with a little sneaky UX teaching on the side. My goal is to work ...
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8 short tutorial videos: all embedded in one page vs separate pages with title link?

I'm putting together a catalogue page for eight 3-minute video tutorials explaining how to assemble electronic components (if relevant, here is an example video). The context is a robotics competition ...
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Showing a question during a video in Android

I am trying to implement something similar to what Coursera does when watching a video - ask the user a question to assess his/her understanding like shown below What is a good way to do this in ...
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Video viewing and storage behaviour on tablets

I am looking into the behaviours of people viewing videos offline on their tablets. On average, how many videos do people typically store in their tablets and how long do they tend to keep it there? ...
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Training Video Section of website

I'm looking for some help with my training video user experience. http://advantageanywhere.com/advantageUniversity.html I'm currently working on a training area where the new users of our ...
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Where do you position the title of a video?

When designing a video webpage, should the video's title be the heading of the entire page or should it be the caption of the video? How do you choose between the two? Below are two flagship examples ...
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When is appropriate to auto play music or video on a page?

We have a page with a demo video that we want users to watch but nobody is clicking play. Is it okay to automatically start the video when they hit the page or is that considered bad design?