Video Link or embedded video on listing

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Video Link or embedded video on listing

Post by Liberty » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:42 pm

It's an absolute must, these days, for anyone selling any product to have product video to show the product. A product video on a listing page results in an 80% likelyhood of conversion compared with a listing without a video.

We need to be able to allow the seller to paste a link to youtube or vimeo, or to embed the video into the listing page. The video, when clicked, would open in a centered and smaller window and begin playing.

No uploading of videos to the site, though. Video codecs vary, as do the sizes of the videos. There are too many variables for a server environment to contend with.

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Re: Video Link or embedded video on listing

Post by BKing » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:43 am

Hi,

With Auction Theme you can do it, you can add video link in listing, if you enable html in General Options.

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Re: Video Link or embedded video on listing

Post by Liberty » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:46 pm

BKing wrote:Hi,

With Auction Theme you can do it, you can add video link in listing, if you enable html in General Options.

The video needs to be separate from the description. Adding the link in the description field isn't something that everyone knows how to do. It's second nature to us, but the majority of people aren't geeks and many just don't understand how this works. A web site has to be designed for the lowest common denominator, in this case, that would be the person who knows how to turn a computer on and how to put something in a Google search. That person doesn't even know what html is or how to paste a link into a description.

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Re: Video Link or embedded video on listing

Post by BKing » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:45 pm

Ok, I will add the youtube section feature request to the Feature Requests List.

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Re: Video Link or embedded video on listing

Post by Liberty » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:57 pm

BKing wrote:Ok, I will add the youtube section feature request to the Feature Requests List.
Not just YouTube. It has to also be able to handle Vimeo.

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Re: Video Link or embedded video on listing

Post by BKing » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:04 pm

Ok I will specify that on the list.

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Re: Video Link or embedded video on listing

Post by burchwhitetails » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:00 pm

Is adding video to auctions ever going to be done?

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Re: Video Link or embedded video on listing

Post by BKing » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:37 am

Hi,

It's on the feature requests list, so maybe it will be added in a future theme version, but in case you would like to have it now, then you can request custom work for it from sitemile@sitemile.com

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