Adding a video to your publication is one of the best ways of storytelling. If it's a video you've found on YouTube or even Vimeo, you can place it into your publication with different options for the greatest experience. You can also upload your own MP4 video file, it may be something you and your team have put together and you want to share it with the rest of the audience, doing so can be a breeze thanks to Maglr Pro.
In the Add panel on the left side of the editor, you will find the Video element and more that you can add to your canvas.
After selecting the video element you can go into the object tab and upload your own video, or paste a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video. Both platforms allow you to create free accounts to host your videos. Vimeo also has paid accounts if you want more customisation.
If you use YouTube, make sure the video is Public or Unlisted. When it's private, other people will not be able to see it. If you use Vimeo, make sure that it's public or use their options to embed a private video. You do need a Plus, Pro or Business account for that however.
We will use the thumbnail you set in YouTube or Vimeo. If you change the thumbnail, make sure you change the URL of the video one time to make sure it loads the new one.
The autoplay function will allow the video to play automatically when it comes into view on the publication. So you could set a video as a background, then use the autoplay function to make the video play automatically when the publication is opened. Be sure to see how it works on devices and different browsers. Because of certain policies inside the browsers, video's won't always play automatically. Most of the time this is because a video has sound or the publication needs some interaction before the autoplay feature will work. Also see Google Chrome's autoplay policy.