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In Player settings, you can make changes to an Organization’s video player, such as adding a custom logo to brand the Organization, changing the skin of the player, and customizing the appearance and size of closed captions.

To reach the Player menu, click Administration in the navigation pane, click Organization, then select Player (Administrator accounts only).

Screenshot of Player Settings

To access Player Settings, click the Action drop-down next to the organization you’d like to edit, then click Settings.

Screenshot of JW Player Settings

From the Settings menu, a System or Organization Administrator can select the JW Player options. The JW Player enables a responsive layout, as well as the option to choose between player skins and edit the appearance of closed captions.

The Player Settings window includes options for the integrated JW Player:

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General Settings
  • RTMP Buffer Length: Raise the buffer length to reduce re-buffering during playback. Lower it to reduce the delay on live streams. Default value 3, range .01 – 10
  • About Text & About Link:  Custom text and URL used as the right-click menu inside the player.
  • Mute on Start: Playback will begin muted when this option is selected
 Video On Demand Settings
  • Default to HLS Stream: Indicates whether to use HLS as the default streaming protocol.
  • Use HLS HTML Mode:  Indicates whether to use HLS as the default streaming protocol.
Live Streaming Settings
  • Default to HLS Stream: Indicates whether to use HLS as the default streaming protocol.
  • Use HLS HTML Mode:  Indicates whether to use HLS as the default streaming protocol.
Design

From the Design menu, an administrator can change the appearance of an Organization’s player, and upload a custom logo for the player.

Screenshot of JW Player Settings

Versions 4.4+

Screenshot of Player Skin Settings

A sample of the current player is shown in the Skin menu. Use the Prev and Next buttons to toggle between and preview all available skins.

The Quality Selector in the player control bar allows a viewer to switch between different resolutions or encodings of a video.

Enabling the Display Media Title checkbox will add the content title in the player when the control bar is shown. This is a quick way to show the content title to a viewer without the need to switch to the About tab.

Versions 4.0–4.3

Screenshot of JW Player Skin

A sample of the current player is shown in the Skin menu. Use the Prev and Next buttons to toggle between and preview all available skins.

The Quality Selector button  in the player control bar allows a viewer to switch between different resolutions or encodings of a  video. If multiple video encodings are not in use, deselect the Enable Bandwidth Selector checkbox to remove the icon from the player’s control bar.

Below the Skin menu is the Logo menu:

Versions 4.4+

Screenshot of Player Design Logo Settings

A custom logo can be added to JW Player without an additional license. If the Organization has a central website, add that URL to the Action Link field. A viewer will be taken to that website after clicking the logo.

To hide the logo during playback, select the Auto Hide When Playing checkbox. To never show a logo in the player, select Hide Logo.

Versions 4.0–4.3

Screenshot of JW Player Logo Settings

A custom logo can be added to JW Player without an additional license. If the Organization has a central website, add that URL to the Action Link field. A viewer will be taken to that website after clicking the logo.

To hide the logo during playback, select the Auto Hide checkbox.

To change the position of the logo over the player, use the Logo Position and Logo Edge Margin controls. Optional: use a format like PNG that allows for transparency for a seamless/borderless logo like the JWPLAYER logo below.

Captions

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If captions are not large enough, or they are difficult to read, their appearance can be customized for JW Player. High contrast is desired, such as bold dark text with a light outline or background, or white text with a dark background or strong shadow.

Screenshot of JW Player Caption Controls