How can I set a video to autoplay on my page?

You can easily trigger a YouTube or Vimeo video to automatically play when a user lands on your liveBooks website. Start with the same method to embed a video normally:

1. Copy the embed code from the Share tab on the video's page on YouTube/Vimeo
2. Paste the code into the Video block in your liveBooks Content tool

EXAMPLE: The normal embed share code will look like this for Youtube:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EVnjZnJ5_cg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

EXAMPLE: The normal embed share code will look like this for Vimeo:

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/161181924" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
<p><a href="https://vimeo.com/161181924">liveBooks - Getting Started </a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user16784630">livebooks</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

 

 

For YouTube:

1. To edit the code to autoplay, simply insert this after the alphanumeric code:

?rel=0;&autoplay=1  

This is located at the end of the (youtube.com) hyperlink, inside the quotation mark that appears before "frameborder".

The new code will look like this:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iG9CE55wbtY?rel=0;&autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

2. Select the green Publish button to make your changes live

For Vimeo:

1. To edit the code to autoplay, simply insert this after the alphanumeric code:

?autoplay=1  

This is located at the end of the (vimeo.com) hyperlink, inside the quotation mark that appears before "width".

The new code will look like this:

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/161181924?autoplay=1" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
<p><a href="https://vimeo.com/161181924">liveBooks - Getting Started</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user16784630">livebooks</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

2. Select the green Publish button to make your changes live

Your video will now begin playing immediately when the page it's on is opened.

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