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Videos: Play video file in pop-up
Videos: Play video file in pop-up
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Studies show that viewers retain 95% of a video’s message compared to 10% when reading text, so why not consider adding one to your content? They're a great tool for creating more engaging content, as well as delivering a message to your readers in a more digestible and enjoyable way.

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Top Tips

  • Maximum file size - 500MB.

  • Supported file types - webm, mkv, flv, ogv, ogg, avi, mov, wmv, mp4, mpg, mpeg, mpv, m2v, 3gp.

  • A video file can be uploaded directly to the module - when using this option select the refresh icon to refresh the list of resources available.

  • A video file can also be uploaded to your Resources Manager - this is useful if you wish to upload more than one resource.

  • A video file can be uploaded as a Version Resource or Document Resource.

  1. Version Resource - the resource will be available to use in the Version you are working on only.

  2. Document Resource - the resource will be available to use in all Versions in the Document.

How to add a Video in a pop-up

  • Navigate to a Document.

  • Select ‘Interactivity’ for the Version of the Document that you want to work on.

The Version will then open in Interactivity mode and the Interactivity palette can be found to the right of your page.

  • Select the ‘Media’ module type from the ‘Add Interactivity' palette.

  • Select the ‘Play video file in pop-up’ option.

  • Click and drag out the area to add to your page - this is the clickable area that the visitor will select to view the video in a pop-up box.

  • Select the video file that you want to use from the 'Select a Video Resource' drop-down list, upload a new one or generate a video using the Video Generator.

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The Settings palette will activate by clicking a module already added to your document. You can then apply settings, such as subtitles, video looping, and border colour.

1. General


The 'Title' field is set default, but it's important to update it to something unique that reflects the interactivity - for example, 'Bright Ideas Video'. Descriptive names make it easier to identify the interactivity in your document, which is particularly helpful if you're using lots of the same module type.


A tooltip is a short piece of text which appears when a cursor is positioned over a module. It can be used to provide a brief description or explanation of the module - for example 'Bright Ideas video'.

2. Controls

Auto Play

Select the 'Auto Play' checkbox to automatically play the video on the page.

Start Muted

Select the 'Start Muted' checkbox to play the video without sound - the visitor has control to enable sound.

Most modern browsers now implement strict policies around auto-playing and muting in order to provide greater control of playback to viewers. Although each browser will have its own policy, they generally follow similar guidelines - please be mindful of this, as there may be times that your chosen settings are not respected.

Show Subtitles

This option is ticked by default and ensures any subtitles added to your video are set to display.

Subtitles are essential for creating inclusive content - it provides content to people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing, as well as helping viewers who process written information better than audio. Subtitles can also be helpful for people consuming videos in a noisy environments. Find out how to add Subtitles for video uploads or videos created using the Video Generator.

Show Controls

The Control Bar is set to display by default and allows the visitor to control video playback, such as volume, seeking, and pause/resume.

If your video is set to auto play, the control bar will always display and cannot be hidden. This is to ensure the visitor can control the playback.

Prevent Scrubbing

Select the 'Prevent Scrubbing' checkbox to prevent visitors from skipping ahead in the video. This is a great option if you would like the whole video to be watched.

Prevent Download

Select this option to hide the download option from the video, preventing the visitor from downloading/saving a copy. It's a useful feature if you don't want your video to be accessed outside of your document.

3. Accessibility

Focus Outline Colour

If Accessibility has been enabled for your Document, this option can be used to choose the colour of the Focus Outline Colour. Focus Outline Colour is the colour of the outline that displays around the piece of Interactivity being viewed when a visitor uses the Tab key to navigate around a Document.

4. Popup Style

Border Colour

A border adds a keyline around your on-page video, and can be used as a way to draw attention to your content. Use this field to specify the colour of the border.

Border Size

Use the 'Border Size' field to specify the width of the border around the video. Enter a numerical value to set the border width - the higher the value, the thicker the border.

Back Colour

The 'Back Colour' field allows you to set the background colour of the box that the video is displayed in - select from the colour picker, enter a HEX code, or choose from your brand colours. Think about the choice of colour - it can reflect your brand personality, as well as evoke emotions or draw attention to content.

Margin Size

Margins create breathing space by adding a clear separation between the video and the pop-up box that it is displayed in. Enter a numerical value to set the margin size - the higher the value, the larger the margin.

Max Width & Max Height

Adjust the width and height of the pop-up box that the video will be displayed in. The size is measured in pts and should be the same ratio as your video file.

5. Clickable Area

Position X & Y

Adjust the position of the clickable area. 'X' sets the position of the left edge and 'Y' sets the top edge.

Width & Height

Adjust the width and height of the clickable area. The size is measured in pts.

Link to Panel

Link the module to a Panel in your Document. Once linked, the module will move with the Panel if it is repositioned or resized.

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