Single Video Player: Adding a Video from YouTube

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Add a single YouTube video to your site using the Single Video Player. This sleek and easy-to-use player allows you to customize the playback options, and add a video description.
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To add a video from YouTube:

  1. Click Add  on the left side of your Editor.
  2. Click Video and Music.
  3. Click Single Video Players
  4. Click the YouTube video, or drag it to the relevant location.
  5. Click Change Video.
  6. Paste the video URL in the field What's the video's web address?
  7. Click the Autoplays toggle to set whether or not your video will play automatically: 
    • Enabled: The video autoplays on mute. Visitors can turn the sound on manually.  
    • Disabled: The video does not play automatically. 
  8. Click the Play on loop toggle to set whether or not your video plays on loop.
    • Enabled: The video plays on loop. 
    • Disabled: The video plays just once. 
  9. Enter a description for the video under What's this video about?.
  10. Publish your site. 
  • The smallest size player you can add to your site is 320 pixels by 180 pixels. This is because it is not possible to display audio controls on players smaller than this due to a YouTube restriction.
  • When adding your own video from YouTube, make sure that in your video settings in YouTube:
    • The video is set to Public.
    • The Allow Embedding box is checked.
  • Views for embedded videos to your site may not register on that video's native platform.
  • A YouTube video will always play from the beginning (00:00:00) in your Single Video Player, even if you enter a URL set up to start playing from a different point (e.g. 15 seconds in).

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