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.
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 (video will be muted)
Whether the video plays automatically when the visitor views the page.
Play in a loop
Whether the video plays in a loop.

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.