How can I add controlled, sound-enabled videos next to text on my gallery website?

ormus
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Hi there, 

 

I run a small gallery website and I'm trying to add a video to each of the bio pages for the artists, the bio pages are created as collections, each artist being their own 'collection' so it would need to be a section I can add individually to these collections. Each of these is recorded on their phone upright so if I just add a video it's gigantic when scaled. So I wanted to be able to add a little bit of text to the right hand side so it's not super huge.art.png

like I've shown in my beautiful illustration, I tried some code I found on this forums and it worked in that it made a video appear on the page but it had no controls, no sound and autoplayed, I wouldn't want people to be bombarded by chat as soon as they open up the artist page I would want them to be able to press a play button to watch the artist talk. Before it was done with adding a section and an asset which was cool but yeah, not quite what I was after.

 

Is there any way to do this without spending money as I don't like doing that. 

 

All help is greatly appreciated. 

 

https://www.shop-ormus.co.uk/collections/patrick-r-allan

this is a link to the site so you can get what I mean.

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ThePrimeWeb
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Hey @ormus,

 

What is the previous code you added to the site? I could probably help you to remove the autoplay and add controls to it. 

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ormus
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Hi,

 

it was the code I found on https://community.shopify.com/c/shopify-design/dawn-theme-video-with-text-section/m-p/1499504/page/2 this forum post, there was a solution posted that had a play pause button but it was pretty ugly, I'd want it to look like an actual player like an embedded video etc, I'm happy to embed a video from youtube rather than an internal video if it makes it feasible to have that

ThePrimeWeb
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Hey @ormus,


The player buttons for internal video comes from the browser. So you can't really change that unless you build a player. Which is obviously not the direction you want to go now. 

If you want a YouTube video you can create a section where you can paste a youtube link to create an iframe alongside the description. Unfortunately it's a heavy task, so I can't go and create it quickly. 

 

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ormus
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I'm not looking to change what the buttons look like etc, just have them appear at all, when it was done using the code in the link it was just a moving image that you couldn't interact with at all.

ThePrimeWeb
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Sorry, I'm confused. Earlier you mentioned the player had buttons but they were ugly. So did you manage to get the buttons or no? 

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