The Vimeo component

The Vimeo component, whose option icon is shown in figure 1, embeds a Vimeo video.

Figure 1. the Vimeo option icon

Vimeo videos are streamed (downloaded only as you view them) through the Vimeo video player, as shown in figure 2. This means that you can add videos to your site without worrying about any effect on the time it takes for your pages to load.

Figure 2. an example embedded video

Choosing a video

Click anywhere on a Vimeo component to display the Vimeo window, as shown in figure 3.

Figure 3. the Vimeo window

The Vimeo window lets you change the following settings:

Video address
The address of the video on Vimeo.
Colour
The colour used for the video controls.
Show title
Whether the video title is shown.
Show byline
Whether the byline — the name of the video’s uploder — is shown.
Show portrait
Whether the portrait — an image representing the video’s uploader — is shown.
Play automatically
Whether the video plays automatically when the visitor views the page.
Play in a loop
Whether the video plays in a loop.

A video should only be set to play automatically when it is the dominant content on the page. Visitors may otherwise be confused, particularly if the video can be heard but is not visible without scrolling the page.

Note that Vimeo Plus and Vimeo Pro users can override these settings for videos they upload, so some of the settings may have no effect for some videos.

Click OK to apply the changes to the video. Click Cancel to return to the page without changing the video.