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Embedding a Video in OptinMonster Campaigns

Embedding a Video in OptinMonster Campaigns

OptinMonster makes it easy to add a video to any campaign with no coding required.

In this article, you’ll learn how to add a video to an OptinMonster campaign.

Before You Start

Here are some things to know before you begin:

  • The video you add to your campaign must already be hosted on another site. You cannot upload video files directly to your OptinMonster media library.
  • The video you embed must be publicly accessible. If the video is set to private on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc it will not load.

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Add Video

Some campaign templates already include a video block, but one (or more) videos can be added to any template, anywhere you like.

To add a video block to a campaign, follow these steps:

  1. From the Design view of the campaign builder drag and drop an Video block into your campaign design where you would like it to appear.
    Add a video block to the campaign.
  2. Next, locate and copy the embed url for your video. This may be different than what you see in your address bar.
  3. Returning to the campaign builder, paste the embed URL into the Hosted Video URL field.
    Add your video embed url to the field provided in the OptinMonster campaign builder.
  4. (Optional) You can now configure any design settings for your video block in the sidebar panel.
  5. When you are finished, click Save.

FAQs

Can I save a video block once I customize it to re-use it later on?

Yes! Learn how to create and use saved blocks.

How do I hide the controls, autoplay or loop my video?

If your video hosting service supports it, this can be done by adding the appropriate query string to the end of your video embed URL.

The following resources may help you get started:

Please be aware that a visitor’s individual browser settings may block autoplay regardless of the settings you configure.
Common Query Parameters

Query Parameters each have a Key and a Value. Therefore they always appear as something like: ?key=value

When it comes to the query parameters used for these video parameters, the number 1 is used to represent “true” or “enabled” whereas the number 0 is used to represent “false” or “disabled”.

You can add the follow query parameters to the end of your video link to achieve additional functionality with your video.

YouTube

  • Autoplay a Video → ?autoplay=1
  • Hide Video Information → ?showinfo=0
  • Hide Video Player Controls → ?controls=0

Examples of a YouTube Video URL to be used in OptinMonster:

  1. www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID/?autoplay=1
  2. www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID?autoplay=1&showinfo=0&controls=0
In Chrome browser, autoplay works only if the video is muted by default. For example: www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID/?autoplay=1&mute=1

Vimeo

  • Autoplay a Video* → ?autoplay=1&muted=1
  • Loop the Video → ?loop=1
  • Set Default Video Quality → ?quality=1080p

*It’s necessary to have the video muted before autoplay can work with Vimeo-hosted videos.

Examples of a Vimeo Video URL to be used in OptinMonster:

  1. //player.vimeo.com/video/VIDEO_ID?autoplay=1&muted=1
  2. //player.vimeo.com/video/VIDEO_ID?autoplay=1&muted=1&loop=1&quality=1080p

Wistia

  • Start at 30 seconds → ?time=30
  • “Slide” Transition between videos → ?transition=slide

Examples of a Vimeo Video URL to be used in OptinMonster:

  1. //fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/VIDEO_ID?time=30
  2. //fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/VIDEO_ID?transition=slide

Troubleshooting

My video isn’t loading in the campaign preview, why?

The most common reason is using an incorrect video embed URL. Most video-hosting services will use a specific URL for video embedding which is different from the URL displayed in your browser.

The following formats for video embed URLs should be used (replacing VIDEO_ID with the ID of your video) when embedding video from these common video-hosting services:

YouTube — //www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID

Vimeo — //player.vimeo.com/video/VIDEO_ID

Wistia — //fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/VIDEO_ID

Another reason the video may not appear is if it is set to private and cannot be embedded on external sites by the video hosting platform. Only public videos can be embedded.

If you own the rights to the video you may be able to change the privacy settings directly from the video hosting platform.


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