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Autoplay Videos

Normally a video can be played only on a post single page, but not on collections. Bimber offers autoplay option on the Stream collection (check Gagster demo as an example) so a user can watch videos directly from a list of posts.

How Does It Work?

While scrolling a list of posts, each video that enters visible viewport starts playing.
When the video will go out of the viewport, it stops. Scroll back to that video to resume playing. For more convenience, all videos start playing muted.

Autoplay on Mobile Devices

The autoplay is disabled on mobile devices due to inconsistent browsers’ video autoplay policy.

Enable Autoplay

To autoplay videos in stream collections, please:

  1. Go to the WP Dashboard > Appearance > Customize panel
  2. Open to the Posts > General section
  3. Check the Autoplay videos in Stream collections option

Supported Media

Autoplay supports:

  • Embedded videos (YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and Gfycat)
  • Self-hosted videos (MP4)
  • GIF animations
  • HTML5 <video>
  • Embed.ly powered videos

Works With Lazy Load

Autoplay works with lazy loaded videos. Besides better user experience you gain also better performance. Save bandwidth by loading only videos that users can really see.

GIF Player

GIF animations work like other videos. They can be played/stopped automatically when entering/leaving viewport. But as GIFs have no video controls (like Play | Pause | Stop), you can stop/play it by clicking on them.

To disable the GIF Player, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WP Dashboard > Appearance > Customize panel
  2. Open to the Posts > General section
  3. Uncheck the Use GIF player option

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