Disable player controls until after viewed once

I'm sure that I've seen a thread about this before, but I can't find it now. 

I have had a lot of requests to add in player controls to the rather lengthy videos, so that instead of the replay button showing the ENTIRE video, they can skip around.

The only solution I can see to this is to have the Replay button show a totally different version of the video, one with player controls.

Please tell me there's a better solution, because the idea of how big this file will be with two instances of EVERY video make me want to cry.

9 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Ashley!

I've looked around a bit, but I haven't been able to find the thread you mentioned. You might want to try posting over in the Building Better Courses section of the forums, if you haven't already, just to get a little more exposure and possibly some more feedback

Personally, I would probably wind up doing something similar to what you mentioned earlier. Showing a duplicate, but with the controls enabled. I see that's not the route you prefer to take, so hopefully some of our Heroes can chime in with suggestions.

I'm curious to see what you end up using. Please share any updates!

Thanks Ashley :)


Alexandros Anoyatis

Hi Ashley,

Actually there is a way.

1) Enable the default Articulate video controls on all your videos.
2) Add a "slice" of the slide background on top of where your video controls are and place it on top of those controls.
3) Then just add a trigger similar to "Change state of Picture X - Slice to Hidden when media video X completes.

Slice begone! Your player controls should magically appear !

Hope it helps,

Ashley W

For those in the future who may try this method, I just wanted to let you know, it pretty much works like a charm, the only thing I've noticed is that if you have a lightboxed slide on a slide that you have video on, if the user clicks on it before the original video ends, the video won't complete (because they can't hit the play button on the seek bar). For my situation, that's a problem, because the next button doesn't show up until after the video on the base layer ends.

I have a solution to this issue for myself (the button for the lightbox not appearing until after the video on the base layer is complete), but it's just something to be mindful of .