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How do I overlay a billboard?

I just want to add a billboard so that an image is overlayed on top of the video with the play button. I feel like there used to be a feature that did this, but I don't see it now. Thanks!

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JW Player Support Agent  
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Hi there,

If I am understanding you correctly, you want the player to display a background image but with the play button on top of it that the user will then have to click to start playback? If so, you can do by specifying a path to the image you want to use in the image configuration option in your code.

So, if we are embedding a video named “video.mp4” and want to use “image.jpg” as your poster image (the image that shows before the user starts playback), it would be setup like this:

  file: "video.mp4",
  image: "image.jpg"

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

Thank you!

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