How to make a video automatically start playing?

BarnabyBarnaby Provo, UTFounding Community Member CEP (Chief Executive Paw-ficer)

How to make a video automatically start playing?

How can I make a YouTube video automatically start playing in my survey when someone gets to the page it is on?

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  • ClintClint Guru ✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    • Rich text editor > click on the video icon to insert media > paste youtube link in the url field and add ?autoplay=1 at the end of the youtube link.
    • Maybe think about NOT adding it because autoplay videos are annoying.
    • Consider adding "rel=0" or "showinfo=0" instead. rel=0 will prevent showing related videos at the end of the video. showinfo=0 will take off the video title if so desired.

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  • AnthonyRAnthonyR Tucson AzFounding Community Member Superuser ✭✭✭✭

    If you are planning to autoplay videos, I HIGHLY recommend priming people for this ahead of time. We have to do this often for a number of reasons, but have found respondents are happiest when we tell them on the page before we start one. This has an added bonus of having respondents attentive to what they are watching from the very start.

  • RonavdDussenRonavdDussen NijmegenCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    @Clint said:

    • Rich text editor > click on the video icon to insert media > paste youtube link in the url field and add ?autoplay=1 at the end of the youtube link.
    • Maybe think about NOT adding it because autoplay videos are annoying.
    • Consider adding "rel=0" or "showinfo=0" instead. rel=0 will prevent showing related videos at the end of the video. showinfo=0 will take off the video title if so desired.

    Is it possible this doesn't work anymore? When I insert these codes after a URL it says the URL is not recognised...

  • AnthonyRAnthonyR Tucson AzFounding Community Member Superuser ✭✭✭✭

    @RonavdDussen It is possible your link already had a '?' indicating the start of variables, try adjusting the '?' for a '&'

  • AOGAOG New JerseyCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    When I add, "?autoplay=1" to the URL link it only auto plays while editing the slide. Not in preview or when published. What is going wrong?

  • jainshubhamjainshubham Mumbai Community Member Guru ✭✭
    edited May 14

    Hi @AOG,

    Just add "?&autoplay=1" at the end of the URL.

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