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How to make a video automatically start playing?

Barnaby
Barnaby Provo, UTFounding Community Member CEP (Chief Executive Paw-ficer)

How can I make a YouTube video automatically start playing in my survey when someone gets to the page it is on?

Best Answer

  • Clint
    Clint Washington, USACommunity Member, Qualtrics Brand Admin Guru ✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    • Rich text editor > click on the video icon to insert media > paste youtube link in the url field and add ?autoplay=1 at the end of the youtube link.
    • Maybe think about NOT adding it because autoplay videos are annoying.
    • Consider adding "rel=0" or "showinfo=0" instead. rel=0 will prevent showing related videos at the end of the video. showinfo=0 will take off the video title if so desired.

Answers

  • AnthonyR
    AnthonyR Tucson AzFounding Community Member, Community Member Superuser ✭✭✭✭

    If you are planning to autoplay videos, I HIGHLY recommend priming people for this ahead of time. We have to do this often for a number of reasons, but have found respondents are happiest when we tell them on the page before we start one. This has an added bonus of having respondents attentive to what they are watching from the very start.

  • RonavdDussen
    RonavdDussen NijmegenCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    @Clint said:

    • Rich text editor > click on the video icon to insert media > paste youtube link in the url field and add ?autoplay=1 at the end of the youtube link.
    • Maybe think about NOT adding it because autoplay videos are annoying.
    • Consider adding "rel=0" or "showinfo=0" instead. rel=0 will prevent showing related videos at the end of the video. showinfo=0 will take off the video title if so desired.

    Is it possible this doesn't work anymore? When I insert these codes after a URL it says the URL is not recognised...

  • AnthonyR
    AnthonyR Tucson AzFounding Community Member, Community Member Superuser ✭✭✭✭

    @RonavdDussen It is possible your link already had a '?' indicating the start of variables, try adjusting the '?' for a '&'

  • AOG
    AOG New JerseyCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    When I add, "?autoplay=1" to the URL link it only auto plays while editing the slide. Not in preview or when published. What is going wrong?

  • jainshubham
    jainshubham Mumbai Community Member, Qualtrics Brand Admin Guru ✭✭
    edited May 2019

    Hi @AOG,

    Just add "?&autoplay=1" at the end of the URL.

  • vtcodajeff
    vtcodajeff Community Member Qubie ✭

    ?&autoplay=1 works for me. Put only auto plays on the desktop survey not the mobile survey. Anyway to force on mobile?