Video player updates: 13 September, 2021

A new version of the player went live today with a number of new features/fixes:

  • Fix player controls when the size is very small
  • Use a fork of video.js instead of a modified built bundle
  • Add keyboard shortcuts for player controls
  • Adjust video quality if playing at high speed
  • Force video thumbnails to fit
  • Remove “three dot” menu when there isn’t any option present

What are the keyboard shortcuts, you ask?

  • Space bar toggles play/pause.
  • Right and Left Arrow keys seek the video forwards and back.
  • Up and Down Arrow keys increase and decrease the volume.
  • M key toggles mute/unmute.
  • F key toggles fullscreen off and on. (Does not work in Internet Explorer)
  • Double-clicking with the mouse toggles fullscreen off and on.
  • Number keys from 0-9 skip to a percentage of the video. 0 is 0% and 9 is 90%.