List of topics in this guide:
- Activating the Captions Feature
- Adding a Caption to a Video
- Adding Captions to a Playlist
- Automatic Captions in YouTube and Vimeo Videos
- Splash Text
Activating the Captions Feature
Captions are the small paragraphs of text attached under the video, usually used to show the name or title of the video. To add a caption in the shortcode editor, you must first activate the feature in Settings -> FV Player -> Post Interface Options. Here you need to check the Playlist captions box.
Adding a Caption to a Video
After the feature has been activated, the Caption field will be available in the shortcode editor. Write the text you want to have under your video to the respective field. The feature supports plain text only, no HTML.
Here is an example of a caption under a single video:
Adding Captions to a Playlist
You can add captions individually for each video in a playlist. To do that, add videos you want into a playlist via the shortcode editor (here's a guide on how to do that - How to Create Playlists), then fill in the Caption fields one by one.
After you set the caption for each video in the playlist, you can see them in the Playlist tab in the shortcode editor.
Here's an example of playlist of videos with captions:
Automatic Captions in YouTube and Vimeo Videos
FV Player automatically parses the captions and splash images from YouTube and Vimeo videos. That means you don't need to fill in anything, just paste the video URL into the shortcode editor, save/update the page and the caption and splash image will appear. The caption will use the video's title.
If you want to change the caption, you can do so manually - it will override the automatic caption. If you for some reason don't want the captions to be added automatically, you can easily turn it off individually for Vimeo and YouTube hosted videos. Just go to Settings -> FV Player Pro -> Hosting tab and then Vimeo (Pro) or YouTube (Pro). Here check the box Disable video titles.
Splash Text will let you add a text field that will be shown in an overlay over the video box with a grey stripe as the background. You can use it in combination with captions, or independently. This is how the feature looks like:
Splash Text can be set for each video individually, either in the shortcode editor, or by using the shortcode parameter splash_text="". To use it in the shortcode editor, you must first activate it by checking the box in Settings > FV Player > Setup tab > Post Interface Options.
Now you will be able to see the Splash Text field in the shortcode editor under the Video tab.