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Nancy Woinoski

Hi Marc - you could create your own play/pause buttons as Michael suggests and sit them on top of the controller and then place a semi-transparent shape of the rest of the control to give it a tint of another colour. Your users would still be able to see the time/stamp and the progress but would not be able to manipulate the seekbar.

Marc Raab

Nancy Woinoski said:

Hi Marc - you could create your own play/pause buttons as Michael suggests and sit them on top of the controller and then place a semi-transparent shape of the rest of the control to give it a tint of another colour. Your users would still be able to see the time/stamp and the progress but would not be able to manipulate the seekbar.


Thats exactly what I just did a few minutes ago!  Brilliant minds think alike I suppose.   

A black box, with 60% transparency, looks perfect.  I attached the picture.  The player is not so "in your face" now.

Celito Macachor

Hi Robert,

Brilliant solution and it works perfect, especially that the seek bar retains full functionality. The right mix of color shade and transparency in the shadow settings can approximate the desired color scheme (top or bottom shadow, depending on what objects are beneath or above the seekbar that shouldn't be covered by the shadowed object). Thanks so much for this.

Dawn Chamberlin

Has the functionality for changing the video player controls been added yet? I tried the "shape/shadow" hack and it does not work. The colored shadow does not show up when I preview the slide. Also, I tried to make the shape transparent so whatever was underneath the shape would show through, but that makes the shadow go away. I made it solid so the shadow stays, but as I said before the shadow does not show up when I preview the slide. We really need to be able to change the colors of the controls and maintain the time/stamp. Using external players like Vimeo and Wistia is not an option for us.