Replayer for video installations
With the supported video formats, like MP4 and YouTube, Replayer is a great tool for your video installation, museum, exhibition, infotainment display or educational presentation. It enables you to permanently run a video, or part of it, in a loop.
Image: Large video display on a wall (Illustration credit: CERN)
For a video installation you typically want to
- Use one of the loop modes
- Set the video to full screen, or use "picture-in-picture" for playback on a second screen or with a projector
- Use a kiosk software to prevent unwanted user interaction. Replayer does not currently have a kiosk mode on it's own.
Try the CERN Video (in Replayer)
How to create a video loop
In this example, you learn how to create a loop with the video shown above.
- Copy this URL (Credit: CERN)
- Navigate to https://web.replayer.app
- Paste the URL into the URL field in Replayer and click the "Use" button. This creates a new track with this video.
- Click once on the loop toggle button to activate the "Loop Track" loop mode
- Hit the green "Play" button
- Click the "Full Screen" icon on the video canvas (lower right corner)
Done. Your Video now runs full-screen, in an infinite loop.
Partial loop and annotation
By editing the track, you can further annotate it, and create cues.
- To loop only part of the track:
- create a beginning and ending cue
- select the beginning cue
- choose the "Loop Cue" loop mode
- If you want to show closed captions* for your video, create cues and set their description accordingly. Check the "Show cue captions" box (checked by default).
Image: A partial loop with annotated cues, showing the captions
Fading at the loop boundaries
By default, Replayer adds a minimal fade-in and fade-out to play/pause events. With video, this also includes a partial fade-to-black. You can control the fading behaviour:
- In the Settings, you can define global fade-in and fade-out durations (or none)
- The fade-in duration can be compensated with a pre-roll (on by default)
- For each track, you can toggle fading with the fading toggle button.