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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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Shouldn't a user have the option to dock the video or go back to the previous screen in YouTube Mobile?

YouTube Mobile has a great feature that allows a user to dock the video they are watching to the lower right hand corner of the screen. The issue I have with this experience is you are forced to ...
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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?
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For video content, are intros or outros less intrusive?

For a brief time my Youtube channel had a little Intro to build some branding and show off my channel name. I quickly found that, at least to me, it was pretty annoying and only delayed my ability to ...
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Can I eliminate volume from my custom html5 video controls?

I'm currently designing a custom full-screen video player for a client, who has provided an Adobe Illustrator high-fidelity interface mock-up. The concept is as minimalist as possible. Their mock-up ...
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Flipping video horizontally when recording

I am developing some software that has the ability to record video and send it to someone else. I have set it up so that when you record, it shows what you are recording as flipped horizontally (like ...
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Should I add the length of video to the link?

I'm wondering if there is an formalized research, analytics data, or documented best practices that indicate whether I should add the length of the video in a video link (or near the thumbnail). ...
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Quantitative studies on autoplaying video?

Does anyone know of any quantitative studies that look at the effect of autoplaying videos on the user experience of a website (i.e. a page loads and—BOOM—a video + audio starts playing)? My UX senses ...
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What software is used to create GUI concept videos?

If I was to create a video of a GUI concept video with animations, what software is best suited for that? The focus would be applications for mobile devices or screens integrated in homes, cars etc. ...
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Easy way to let every-day users embed images, videos, audio files, etc. inside text?

I need to let users embed videos, images, audio files, etc. inside text. For right now, these videos will come from urls, but they might one day point to videos/images/audio files stored on the server ...
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Why do video sites let users choose the resolution?

Youtube does a good job of automatically changing the resolution based on the current viewing size: Initial - 360p Expand - 480p Fullscreen - 720p or 1080p depending on your monitor size If ...
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best practice for displaying video content?

is there best practice for displaying video? In this instance there is only one video item and it is contextual to the whole page article. I feel it is best to display it at the top of the page but ...
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guidelines for creating videos to demonstrate a web application's functionality to end user

In a previous question, a person asked: what are the Best/Standard Practices for Creating & Building Help Files for End User? My question is related, but already assumes that offering videos for ...
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What should the default volume of an in-line video player be?

Given that the volume shown in an in-line video player (e.g. Flash or Silverlight) is relative to the system volume (i.e. 100% volume in the player is 100% of the current system volume level), what ...
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In which cases does it make sense to use an explanatory video on a homepage?

I am a junior designer and I working on a web service's site design. I am not sure what should I place at the homepage i.e.: Some services like dropbox and readability have a quick video tour which ...
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Choosing between state and action on video chrome controls

I realize that the question of deciding whether to make a button show its state versus show its action has already been asked. Some of the answers were to make the interface more verbose or add ...
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Should video be used on home pages for company brochure sites?

I have just been in a meeting to discuss our company's new website. There was a lot of support for video being included on the home page. The video would include key messages and client's saying how ...
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youtube suggestions algorithm [closed]

I am very curious to know how youtube generates its suggestions for a particular video. I am from India and I listen to Indian songs on youtube. It sometimes gives suggestions that are totally ...
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How to display many different kinds of video material on one page?

Best examples and practices of displaying different video types (series, single program, short clip, trailer etc.) on one page. How to indicate the differences between them?