Adding self-hosted videos (not on YouTube)

We have just released the ability for you to skin your own self-hosted videos. So let’s say you have a video that is not permitted on YouTube for whatever reason, you can set up your own server on your own CDN or web host to serve the mp4 video through your custom Empora video player …
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Updating video player in bulk

To cater for users who have hundreds of videos, editing each of them one at a time gets a little tedious (understatement). There is now a checkbox that allows you to update all videos with the same skin in bulk. This way all the videos that you have deployed all over your website will have …
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Animating the Play Button

Animating triangle This will make the inner play triangle animate (increase in size and fade). There are a few options here… you can set the length of the animation by changing the 1500ms to a different number. You can change the animation timing to any of the following: linear, ease, ease-in, ease-out, ease-in-out. You can …
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Hiding the ability to fast forward a video

To hide the ability to fast forward and rewind a video, you need to edit the Custom CSS section. First thing you’d do is select your skin and style as normal, adjust the colors and so forth. Once you are done with that, open up the Custom CSS section. Add the following line into the …
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Test if your YouTube videos will work with Empora

I have noticed that users have been attempting to use videos that simply won’t work. I have seen users trying to use live videos, or private videos. Some have even tried loading playlists or URLs that are not even from YouTube. So I decided to write about the quickest way to know if the video …
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Autoplay Videos and Custom Thumbnails

We have just released some new functionality allowing users to set their videos to automatically play on load. If you already have your video deployed on your site, make sure you get the updated HTML code that will allow autoplay. We have also been asked about the resolution of the video thumbnails – that sometimes …
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