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Enable play button while disabling control bar


I’m currently building an app that uses the JW platform player through the JS API.

Since I don’t need the player control bar I hide the controls in the JW platform layout section. Now, everything is fine for desktop browsers. But on an iPad the users are missing a play button on the video (since autostart is not allowed here).

Do I have to setup this manually or am I miss something? The old JW player made it possible to set icons to true and controlbar to none. How can I do this with the new platform player?


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JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

Hi René,

You have a few options:

1) Use the onDisplayClick API call to play the video
2) Use the play() API call to create your own play button

Hope this helps,

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