Is it okay to place video controls at the top of a video? Like so:
- Subtitles would always be visible and wouldn't jump around when the video controls are shown. This also applies to text overlays like names/ descriptions in interview situations.
- In my opinion this follows the natural flow of a web page. The browser toolbar and controls display at the top, along with the website menu bar/ other important interactions.
The only downsides that I can think of right now are:
- On mobile devices the users hand would be more likely to obscure the screen.
- It's just not what users are used to.