There are a number of posts I have found on this topic and most do not give a conclusive answer.
We use the licenced player in our elearning solution. There are instances that a user must watch a madatory video before a page (in an online learning course) is marked complete. We have a custom plugin that runs the code needed to complete a page on the the video end event, but we have had issues with stopping a user scrubbing to the end of the video.
The obvious options are
- disable contolbar, easy enough but we look fullsreen, volume and progress bar.
- use a custom/modified skin, this is our current solution but we still get 2 blank timecode in the controlbar both set to 00.00.
My ideal solution would be to leave the seekbar, buffer and progress indicators and times as these are helpful on seeing how much is buffered, where you are in the video etc, but disable the users seek functionality.
I was hoping to achive this with a skin or plugin and not a modded player file as this means more work updating player on new releases.