Turn off autoplay in an embed video from LDS media library?

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Turn off autoplay in an embed video from LDS media library?

Postby jackandrews » Mon May 30, 2011 10:41 am

Hi, I have a blog that I post a new "CTR" to every week. I've embedded a video of President Uchtdorf that autoplays, and I don't want it to. I can't figure out what to take out of the HTML--or add to it--that will stop autoplay. Ideas?

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Postby aebrown » Mon May 30, 2011 12:55 pm

jackandrews wrote:Hi, I have a blog that I post a new "CTR" to every week. I've embedded a video of President Uchtdorf that autoplays, and I don't want it to. I can't figure out what to take out of the HTML--or add to it--that will stop autoplay. Ideas?


That's tough to answer without knowing how you embedded it. Is it the standard YouTube embed? HTML5? Flash? If you include a link to your blog, someone could easily take a look and tell you how to fix it.
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Postby russelljd » Mon May 30, 2011 2:43 pm

If you are using videos from the media library section you just need to add a parameter to the embed. It is:

<param name="autoStart" value="false" />

The videos from the media library are served up using the Brightcove platform. You can read about setting player parameters at: http://support.brightcove.com/en/docs/player-configuration-parameters

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Didn't work...

Postby jackandrews » Mon May 30, 2011 5:20 pm

The video is from the LDS Media library. It's "Reflection in the Water" by President Uchtdorf. I embedded it in my blog..."asmallandsimplething.blogspot.com".

I added the parameter to a number of different places in the HTML code, to no avail. It still starts automatically. Here's the link:

http://asmallandsimplething.blogspot.com/2011/05/ctr-circumnavigate-tempting-rubbish.html

Thanks so much!

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Postby aebrown » Mon May 30, 2011 6:19 pm

jackandrews wrote:I added the parameter to a number of different places in the HTML code, to no avail. It still starts automatically. Here's the link:


Thanks for supplying the link. I was able to play with it and find the correct place to add the parameter.

Inside the <object> tag is an <embed> tag. The embed tag has several attributes; one of them is "flashVars". The value of flashVars is a rather long string enclosed in double quotes. Right before the ending double quote you will see dynamicStreaming=true ; you need to add &autoStart=false right after that and before the ending double quote. So the flashvars attribute will then look like:

flashVars="...dynamicStreaming=true&autoStart=false"

where the ... represents the existing value before the dynamicStreaming parameter (when I look at this post, there is a space between the s and the e of "false" but there should be no space there).

In my test this worked fine. Give it a try and see how it works for you.
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Thank you!

Postby jackandrews » Tue May 31, 2011 9:04 am

aebrown...Thank You! That worked great!


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