Best practices to use videos on websites

12 May 2009 - 3:34pm
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Shashank
2008

I am trying to figure out ways to best display video content on
websites. Anyone seen any literature on this before?

For e.g. Opening a new tab versus Javascript pop ups

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13 May 2009 - 1:08am
Xun
2009

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.

javascript pop ups may not be supported by some browsers, or be treated as ads, or bother the users... I'm not quite found of that.

12 May 2009 - 7:30pm
Toby Biddle
2009

Hi Shashank,

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.

Regards,
Toby

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13 May 2009 - 8:20am
Anonymous

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.

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14 May 2009 - 9:08am
gMulder
2009

absolutely I would suggest embedding it and aiming for
load-optimization: i.e. no autoplay.

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