I am trying to figure out ways to best display video content on
websites. Anyone seen any literature on this before?
I pro a stand-alone page for the video player, with the text description and a link to the player in the previous page.
As I often open a number of pages before reading them(most of the time I'm merely curious about the title), the video pages may slow down the connection speed, or make a great noise. After reading the description, I find the video content useless to me, and shut it down before its buffer ends.
UsabilityOne wrote a paper on it a little while ago. You can find it
and other whitepapers here: http://tinyurl.com/qcdvak. The title is
Usability Guidelines for Videos on Websites.
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Posted from the new ixda.org
It really depends on the type of content and the purpose of the video.
If I can ensure quick loading times and the message is central to the
site I would go for embedding it and make it an integrated part of
the user experience. Pop-up seems like a last resort.
absolutely I would suggest embedding it and aiming for
load-optimization: i.e. no autoplay.