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Quality Settings on Videos

I am trying to embed videos onto my webpage, however the quality is defaulting to the lowest setting.

How do I set the quality default to 720 p for all my videos if they aren't automatically defaulting to the highest quality setting?

Does anyone know?

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JW Player Support Agent  
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The Free version of our player does not support HLS playback. The video embeds we provide in the account dashboard list your MP4 sources in order of lowest quality to highest. You should see those options by clicking on the HD button.

We do not have built-in functionality to set a default quality on the player level, but you can do this with our Platform API. You can also use our Javascript API to change the current video quality.


JW Player Support Agent  
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To set the default template for a specific player, I believe you use the template_key parameter on the /players/update endpoint but I have not tested this myself. Please see for more details.

Using Javascript, you can also call jwplayer().setCurrentQuality(index) in an .on(‘ready’) function like this:


Please see for more details.

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