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How to use splash image for video?

Posted on 2013-01-05
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This is a followup to http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/CSS/Q_27984477.html.    I'd like to embed a youtube video but use a splash image.

Video.js uses uses something like this:

<video id="example_video_1" class="video-js vjs-default-skin" controls width="640" height="264" poster="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.jpg" preload="auto" data-setup="{}">
  <source type="video/mp4" src="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.mp4">
</video>

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Youtube uses an iframe.  If you try referencing the iframe video source using the above technique, the video will stall on the loading animation.  Is it possible to hide the iframe so the splash image can display?  Then once the user clicks the splash image, it hides and the iframe displays with the youtube video playing?
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by:s8web
ID: 38748388
Sure, is jquery already included on the page?
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by:s8web
ID: 38748395
If so, this should work.
http://jsfiddle.net/pQUqd/
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by:s8web
ID: 38748403
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
	<head>
		<meta charset="utf-8">
		<style>
			img#splashimage:hover{cursor:pointer}
		</style>
		<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
		<script>
			$(document).ready(function() {
				$('#example_video_1').hide();
				$("#splashimage").click(function() {
					$('#splashimage').hide();
					$('#example_video_1').show();
				});
			});
		</script>
		<title>brettr</title>
	</head>
	<body>
		<video id="example_video_1" class="video-js vjs-default-skin" 
			controls width="640" height="264" poster="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.jpg" 
			preload="auto" data-setup="{}">
			<source type="video/mp4" src="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.mp4">
		</video>
		<img id="splashimage" 
			src="http://www.experts-exchange.com/images/experts-exchange/experts-exchange-logo.png" 
			alt="Some alt content. This shows if the image doesn't" />
	</body>
</html>

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by:brettr
ID: 38748634
There are two problems:

1.) The video doesn't play after you click the image.
2.) It doesn't work for youtube videos.

Here's a youtube video link from some embed code if you want to try it: http://www.youtube.com/embed/K-D5HxyV6AU
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by:brettr
ID: 38748669
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by:brettr
ID: 38748715
Unfortunately, the above link only works in FF.  In Safari and Chrome, it begins playing immediately.  Guess the autoplay flag has different behavior in the different browsers.

Is it possible to initially have the iframe url set to null and add the url once the user clicks the image?

Actually, this works in Safari and Chrome but not FF.  Guess I need a conditional:

<div onclick="actualNextSibling(this).style.display='block'; window.frames['youtubeiframe'].document.location.href='http://www.youtube.com/embed/PrKR07ofRRE?rel=0&autoplay=1'; this.style.display='none'">
    <img src="images/Grooming-Twitter-List-Cover.png" alt="splash" style="cursor: pointer" />
</div>
<div style="display: none">
    <iframe id="youtubeiframe" width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
</div>

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--- EDIT ---
Looks like adding name="youtubeiframe" to the iframe tag allows FF to work.  Any idea if assigning the same id and name values will cause issues?
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s8web earned 500 total points
ID: 38748818
I missed the autoplay part. You can do it like this:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
	<head>
		<meta charset="utf-8">
		<style>
			#splashimage:hover{cursor:pointer}
		</style>
		<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
		<script>
			$(document).ready(function() {
				$("#splashimage").click(function() {
					$('#splashimage').hide();
					$('#youtubevideo').show();
				});
			});
		</script>
		<title></title>
	</head>
	<body>
		<img id="splashimage" 
			src="http://www.experts-exchange.com/images/experts-exchange/experts-exchange-logo.png" 
			alt="Some alt content. This shows if the image doesn't" />
		<div id="youtubevideo" style="display:none">
			<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/K-D5HxyV6AU?rel=0&autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
		</div>
	</body>
</html>

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