Use the Video Widget to display an individual video or a feed from either YouTube or Vimeo. When you choose a feed, the first video is loaded by default and thumbnails for additional videos in the feed appear below it. Clicking a thumbnail loads that video.
- User videos
- User favorites
- User videos
Configuring a single video
- Enter a YouTube or Vimeo video URL, video embed code, or video ID.
- Hit Enter and a thumbnail of the video will appear.
- Make sure that it’s the correct video, then click Save.
Configuring a feed
- Enter a YouTube or Vimeo user ID.
- Hit Enter and wait for more options to appear below.
- Select a feed and wait for the thumbnails to appear so you can confirm you’ve chosen the right one.
- Click Save.
Video Aspect Ratio
Select either Standard or Widescreen, depending on the format of the videos you are displaying. Note that the player will work no matter what you choose for the Aspect Ratio, but black bars will appear on the sides to top and bottom if the aspect ratio of the video is different from the setting here.
Shuffle video order
Check the Shuffle video order box to randomly shuffle the videos each time the Campaign is displayed. This does not change the original order of the feed.
Don’t sort by newest to oldest
By default, ShortStack displays the newest videos first. Check the Don’t sort by newest to oldest box to turn off sorting and show the videos in the same order returned by the video service.
Auto Play Video
Check the Auto Play Video box to begin playing the video as soon as the Campaign loads. This feature is best-used for Campaigns designed solely as video players.
ShortStack periodically checks for new videos. Use the drop-down menu to choose how often you would like ShortStack to check the video service for new videos or updated information.
If you choose Manual, ShortStack will only check for new videos when you edit the widget and save it.
Manual Width and Height
For best results (especially on mobile devices), leave these fields blank.
Hide YouTube Player Title Bar
The YouTube player shows the title of the video in the upper-left corner. Check the Hide YouTube Player Title Bar box to hide the title.
Hide YouTube Player Logo
The YouTube player shows the YouTube logo in the bottom-right corner. Check the Hide YouTube Player Logo box to hide the YouTube logo.