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Yes, of course you can do that. The feature is called Video Links. You can find out how to use video links and read more about them in our guide: https://foliovision.com/player/basic-setup/creating-video-links
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I think it would be a big step forward to link video and text pieces of information together. A typical scenario I think would be when a user watches a video, then follows a link and reads a few paragraphs of text, then returns with the Back button to continue watching the video from that point.
we are finishing the new editor for FV Player 8.
I’ll check with Alec if we would like to add a feature for custom links showing as the video plays. We call it the Timeline Actions.
The reason why we did not work on that feature is that YouTube had such feature couple of years ago and then it was removed. It was possible to put up custom links at any given time of the video to make it more interactive. These days the links only work at the end of the video and are limited to other videos I think.
However I always liked that feature, it could be used to add some quick additional explanation to any part of the video even after the video has been posted. It seems like a great way of adding more information to the video without having to upload a new version of the video.
Thanks for your reply,
No Youtube still have this feature, I checked a month ago. And the link can go to the personal website of the publisher. Youtube just changed the format and the name of the thing, but it is even more developed.
It is not just for avoiding updating a video, but for courses that must be attended in a sequence with a certain order. If a user gets video 4 without viewing before videos 1-3 then it may be impossible to understand. So rather than obliging the user to assist the whole video without understanding and than find a link at the end, it is much better to put a link at the beginning, pointing to the first video. So people who actually already assisted videos 1-3 may ignore the link, but people who did not can follow the link to the first video.
So please let me know what you decide to do and if you decide to do it, when you suppose to get it ready.
Thanks for replying Alec.
What I like does not matter. More important is what users understand.
Perhaps the safer route is to do something similar to youtube card link, which is a sort of standard.
Design matters. While I agree with you that familiarity is not important, YouTube is not a paradigm of design. I tried to read through that “influencer marketing” explanation but it’s not really focused on how these screens should look.
Martin, I’d say we should just implement the Wistia interface for these sorts of screens (but I said that a long time ago too).
are there links supported by fv player inside the video (smth like youtube links)? In other words, can I link some video fragment with another video or html page?