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Default player design settings

Default Design Settings allow you to determine the look and feel of your player, including the size, colors, and player controls.

Default player settings are useful because they inherit downward. In other words, you can either:

  1. Set default player settings at the parent level of your organization. These settings will then apply to all subgroups; or,
  2. Set default player settings within an individual subgroup. These settings will then apply to all players within that specific subgroup.

Note: Changes to default player settings apply to all future-created players. Changes to existing players will have to be applied manually or as a bulk asset change.

Find default player design settings

From the Content menu, click Defaults.
Content menus, Defaults option.

Set default design settings under the Design tab:

Default player embed size

Width: Set the width of your embedded video in pixels.
Height: Set the height of your embedded video in pixels.
Lock Aspect Ratio checkbox: Lock in the ratio between the width and height. This means that if you change the width of the player, the height will adjust to maintain the original aspect ratio, and vice versa.
Embed size and aspect ratio options.

Default player colors  

Use these settings to set a color scheme for your player. You can define a color using an RGB or HSB value, or a Hex code.

Primary:  Select a color for the colored elements of the player, such as the time slider, or the hover color of the play/pause button.
Play button: Select the color of the Play button on the Splash Screen when the player first loads.
Background: Select Black, White, or Transparent for the background of your player. This color will affect the standard 'black bar' area for any videos whose aspect ratio does not fit that size of the embedded player.
Player color options.

Default playlist style 

Playlist Theme: Select a color for your playlist menu (for players that contain multiple videos).
Playlist always open: The playlist will stay open beside the player. This adds 319px to the width of your player.

Playlist options. A view of the playlist open to the right of a Vidyard player.

Player Splash Screen 

Turn the switch on or off to enable or disable the following features: 

Play button: Show the play button overlaid on your splash screen.
Mouseover fade: Newly loaded player will brighten slightly when a viewer’s mouse hovers over it.

Splash screen options.

Player controls 

Turn the switch on or off to enable or disable the following features: 

Overlay name: Display the Player Name during playback.
Hide controls: Hides the Player controls from viewers. Player controls include the time slider, play/pause button, quality settings, volume slider, and expand option.
Player control options.


Select an option from the dropdown to enable to disable captions.

Automatic: Captions are automatically shown when someone views the player.
Optional: Captions can be turned on/off by the viewer.
Disabled: Captions will not be displayed.

Caption color: Click the color dropdown and use the color selector to pick a color for your captions. 

Caption options.

Default player skin

Select a skin for the player control bar. This skin is only applied to the fallback Flash Player if a viewer watches your player from an unsupported browser. The standard HTML5 Vidyard player will not use these skins.
Default player skin options

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