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How to get the controlbar to show permanently under the video for jwplayer 7

When you search for this topic you get lots of results, most of them useless and many of them apply to version 6.

I can get the controlbar to show permanently with this css statement:

.jw-skin-seven .jw-controlbar{display:block !important;}

But it shows overlaid on the video. The only way I have been able to show it under the video is by increasing the height of the player by the double height of the controlbar. This results in a black bar at the top of the video, which does not look good. Is there a way to do this short of building your own controlbar (which is a lot of trouble for something that ought to be a standard option)?

I have tried using a negative bottom position or a negative bottom margin on the controlbar style, but it will not show outside of the player box. Putting "overflow: auto" or on the player div doesn't have any effect.

Any ideas anyone?

1 Community Answers


JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

Hi, there.

Unfortunately, there is no simple way of accomplishing what you are looking for. The best I can tell you is to take a look at our example of building a chromeless player to see how to build controls outside of the player, which you have said you are not interested in doing.

Please let me know if you need any more help or have any other questions.

Thank you!

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