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Customize "Big" Play Button via JW Embedder

I'd like the ability to pass a image filename in the JW Embedder options to customize the play button that appears over the poster image.

Like so:

bc.. jwplayer("video_player").setup({
playButton: 'images/myPlayButton.png'

This would make it much quicker and easier to customize only that element when that's all that is required for the design. Rather than having to create a new skin everytime.

3 Community Answers


JW Player Support Agent  
-1 rated :

Have you tried setting the option icons=false and placing a PNG image in a DIV yourself? That is probably the easiest solution to get this working right now.

For down the road, I like your idea of being able to override skin assets with embedder options. Something we’ll look into.

JW Player

-1 rated :

I haven't tried that yet Jeroen, thanks for the tip.

If I'm not mistaken though 'icons: false' doesn't work for the HTML5 version?


JW Player Support Agent  
-1 rated :

That’s fixed in 5.5 – coming up!

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