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Questions tagged [video]

media such as that shown on youtube. Questions often relate to how and when to use this on web pages.

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Video Triangle Play on Thumbnail Image - Dated UX?

I notice that the classic triangle video icon on video thumbnails isn’t being used as much. Now video thumbnails just have a timestamp, but no call to action. I think it is a cleaner UI but I am ...
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Video without a scrubber [closed]

In google's machine learning crash course they have embedded youtube videos without scrubbers if you need to seek through the video you have to use the buttons below the video. Why are they doing this?...
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Is it better see a video on modal or in a new page?

I'm having trouble trying to decide if it's better to click on a video and open it on a modal or in a new page? We want the user to focus on the video and see more videos, but do not leave the page ...
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How to integrate video content into static screens for user testing?

My team is in the middle of designing an online course comprised of educational videos. We're almost ready to put the designs in front of our users for usability testing, but we're not sure how to ...
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Where to put a live video feed in our app

I need to incorporate the live video feed from a camera into our app (which runs on Desktop but also tablets), which is basically a navigation tool with a map view, and some controls on the right side....
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Videos on hero / banner and usability concerns: should I place it or not?

Should I place videos in lieu of a hero image, within the box below the header and main menu? Please note: no autoplay videos for sure, just a big image taken from inside the video with the ...
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Should video be first thing on product websites?

We have car research product website. We have product page for each car model that has car photos, videos, price, features, specifications, alternatives, reviews and news. I read that product pages ...
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Users' attention to minimized video

We do know autoplaying videos is bad. When users arrive at a webpage, they don’t appreciate being surprised by video or audio content that begins playing without their consent. Video, and the ...
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How to properly design video player controls for iPhone X

With the addition of safe area that accounts for the new swipe control (which replaces the home button) and the top notch on iPhone X, I am curious as to what the proper design guidelines are for ...
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Which is better option when viewing video on mobile (lesson recording) - automatic vs manual video retry

When viewing video recordings in a mobile app, if the video stops playing due to different reasons like, internet failure, server issue, etc., what would be the best way to retry playing the video - ...
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Color Contrast WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.3 and Video / Motion Content

There is no reference to motion/video found in SC 1.4.3 — simple "images" and "background." Do the color contrast requirements of SC 1.4.3 apply to text that is in a video and overlayed on top of ...
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Best method of showcasing UI interaction / animations for case studies or portfolios?

I'm building a site full of case studies and I want the ability to show UI animations of how the user interacts with the interface. My app is a browser based app. Some simple things I'd like to show: ...
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Fast-forward and Rewind on Console video apps: what's the best way?

I've noticed that most apps on PS4 each seem to use a different method of fast-forwarding and rewinding. I assume this is the same on Xbox: YouTube Uses triggers. Very bad from a UX perspective. ...
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Should video auto-play on preview screen?

I have a mobile only application where user can record and upload a video within the app. There are 2 screens in the process: Camera screen to record video Preview screen to view video before ...
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Ideas for a better approach to a lazy load message

I have a mobile web-app with some Youtube videos embedded. All of them are loaded lazily, which means that if you don't tap on the image, the video doesn't load. Due a technical restriction on mobile ...
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Why does Twitter limit tweets to 140 characters? Why this number? What are pros and cons of this design?

I am developing an educational website in which students can share luthier learning tips with their classmates. It is important for me to make the posts as small as possible. However, I don't know how ...
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Placement of video chat UI on kids apps

I am curious as to the best placement for a video chat window UI when it comes to children's apps and interactive design. I keep asking to have the window UI placed at the upper middle right and the ...
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Which solution is better for sharing video : Pop up or tab?

I am talking Youtube style's Tab versus Vimeo style's pop up. What are the pro / con for each options. Also, for pop-up, is it a bad idea to pause a video during pop up ?
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Matching events on timelines of different scales for a video scrub bar

Objective To show a video timeline scrub with associated events, visually correlated to the time at which the events occur. It's my belief that this will allow the user to, with minimal effort, ...
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Have anyone done research on cinemagraphs?

I've been toying with the idea of using cinemagraphs in my web design for a while. On one hand I love the aesthetics of full-screen video backdrops and I think they can become key in giving my users a ...
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Vertical video on mobile devices [closed]

— "Vertical video on mobile will be a hit, because people hate to rotate their smartphones every time they want to watch a video at its full size." — "But, with few exceptions, serious videos are ...
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Testing variables for video autoplay

I'm trying to test to see if having an auto play video helps more interaction with the video. Right now, I have a video on my website with a playlist of videos underneath it. Currently, the video ...
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Should video lightbox “remember” the last video position?

There is a promo page that sells some app or game. It has a grid of thumbnails, click on which shows videos about an app. Something like this: After user clicks on thumbnail, modal (lightbox) appears ...
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In a sign language dictionary, should video loop by default?

I am building a visual dictionary for a sign language. Part of the dictionary is a video function where you can see someone making the sign or signing a definition. These videos are pretty short, 1-2 ...
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What is the way to show sections (chapters, bookmarks…) in videoplayer for mobile?

We have text descriptions of video content with corresponding links to the timeline. Is there a proper way to show such sections to the user, so one could see all the sections and navigate with them? ...
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How should 'view count' of 'point in a video' be counted?

Scenario: There are multiple points in a video that are annotated. User has the list of annotation. User can open any annotation; the annotation will open in video and the view count for that ...
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Why does YouTube hide media controls?

While I can understand that when a video is fullscreen the media controls are hidden to offer the entire viewport to the video and create an immersive experience, I've been curious about when the ...
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User behaviour when user closes prompt and returns to video which is paused in the background?

Scenario: User is viewing a video. User can add annotation at desired time frame in the video. User can do this by tapping a button displayed on the video player. Tapping the button displayed user a ...
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Is video onboarding a good idea?

Our target users don't have much experience with mobile apps and are familiar with Whatsapp or couple more apps at max. So, I've been thinking of showing 'how to use app' video(gif) during the splash ...
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Is there an alternative to a video thumbnail frame?

I am designing an app for a piece of software. In a section of this very complex app, users can add photo/video/audio/excel/word files. Once uploaded, they can view them in a large thumbnail grid. ...
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Is it good design to cover part of the video display with control buttons?

Long time ago video control buttons were being placed just below the display area so nothing was overlaying the image, then some strange fashion was introduced - moving these controls on video image ...
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What is the difference between 'live photos' and a video? [closed]

Apple made an interesting advertisement showcasing one of the latest features of iPhone 6 Plus called 'live photos', and from the ad it looks like an image which when you click on it play a 3-5 sec ...
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Present a brief animation inside a web page

Having a really hard time figuring out how to communicate features of my web application. The idea I had was for the user to be able to click on a "feature" and then an animation or video would do a ...
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Is there a reason to not allow fast forwarding on a video player?

My University's Calculus textbook has a companion eBook. The eBook has a couple of tutorial videos in each section. Some of the players prevent you from moving the scrubber forward to a point later ...
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Is it acceptable to place video controls at the top of a video?

Is it okay to place video controls at the top of a video? Like so: Mainly considering a full screen video streaming platform like Netflix, I believe this format has some benefits: Subtitles would ...
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Should clicking on a playing video take the video to fullscreen?

Facebook has recently changed its video behavior. When you click on a playing video, the video is taken to fullscreen. On the fullscreen mode related videos are also shown so, I think the intention ...
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Acceptable use of a homepage background video?

I am developing a website for a new dance club. I am trying to decide if my idea for using a background video homepage would be acceptable from a UX standpoint. I know that videos are not generally ...
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How to make watermarks on videos easy on the user but harder to get rid of? [closed]

I have friends that make small content for Youtube that they find ends up being stolen on other social media sites, uploaded on different usernames, and the watermarks removed secretly. Typically the ...
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Is it a good idea to play a [mute] video in the splash screen

I am developing a health and fitness app. I am currently showing a video of a lot different people gymming in the splash screen and personally like it there. I was quite surprised that most apps don'...
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Female Lifestyle website

A SITUATION - I am making women's lifestyle website & there are several categories. For example, Beauty, Style, Health etc. Users can browse content related to that topic. Content will be of 3 ...
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“No video device” feedback examples

My app uses the webcam, some users may have a device not supported or even no device at all. Could you guys give an example of "negative" feedback to the user? I can't decide. "No device detected" "...
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Overriding click to pause with click to select, when selecting a video

I'm designing an interface where a user needs to select a video from a library of videos in a modal window. Once the selection is made, the modal closes and they end up back on the page they started. ...
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Video controls on full screen landing page video

I've noticed many website landing pages which contain a fullscreen video that begins playing automatically once the respective website is loaded. Usually a dark overlay appears over the top of the ...
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How to properly mitigate a user not being able to watch a video with the sound on?

"If a picture is worth 1000 words then a video must be worth at least a 1001 words"-myself Many phenominal user experiences and messages involve powerful videos. For example sonys this is how you ...
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Are there any web presentation systems that does this? [closed]

I've created a framework that translates XML into visual graphics. I want to showcase the main features of my framework on the web and wonder what the simplest approach would be. I'd like to show XML ...
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How can I add live stream to a playing video with minimal distraction?

I have a live stream of comments related to specific time slots in the video, I want to display them at their appropriate time during movie play without causing much distraction? Do you have ...
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Is video more effective than traditional text help?

Does anyone have experience with users' success or failure in using video or "task recording", as opposed to traditional textual help to complete their task or get more information? Additionally, ...
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Is it bad practice to remove fast forward and rewind transport controls on video player?

I have the opportunity to customize a video player for an iOS/Android mobile app and am considering omitting the '<<' (rewind/skip prev) and '>>' (fast forward/skip next) controls. My thought ...
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Acceptable length of video for mobile?

We have video content that will supplement written content on our responsive site. All of the videos will be less than a minute. Are there any guidelines for length/size of video content on mobile ...
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Why does every website seem to use max volume level for sound?

I don't know if the title is clear but whenever you visit a website which has a video or audio on the page, the player's sound level is always set to max. I never see it set to a conservative level by ...