Adding a video to your publication is one of the best ways of storytelling there is. 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 your screen, you will find the Video element and more that you can add to your canvas.
After selecting the video area you can go into the object options and 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 customization.
If you use YouTube you have to make sure the video is Public or Unlisted. When it's private other people won't be able to see it. If you use Vimeo you should make sure it's public or you should use their options to embed a private video but you will need a Plus, Pro or Business account for that.
We will use the thumbnail you set in YouTube. 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 then make the video play when the publication is first 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 anymore. Most of the times this is because a video has sound or needs some interaction before this will work. Also see Google Chrome's autoplay policy.