Yeah, I think this might be as a result of some recent accessibility updates.
The problem we were having before was that when you initiated playback via the ‘big play’ button, it gets hidden, leaving the focus with nowhere to go.
So now it sends focus to the actual video element itself, which is therefore probably going to cause the video controls to stay visible until you click away.
Yeah I agree. The problem is that the subtitles are being rendered by the browser but the player controls are being rendered by Evolve - and they don’t seem to be aware of each other.
I have been thinking about adding a ‘use native browser video controls’ setting as a kind of ‘get-out’ for problems like this. It would also allow for access to some native controls functionality which Evolve doesn’t currently offer e.g. the ability to change playback speed.
Be interested to hear what you think about having something like that.
For many years, up until 2016 (when I stopped building bespoke content), I used the JW Player. I could imagine its business model has changed a lot since this then, but it was the most accessible and easy-to-use HTML5 player, in my opinion.
Hopefully, you can find a cost-effective alternative to what we have now.
OK so I have figured out how to reposition the subtitles when the controls are showing but it only seems to work in Chrome and Safari; I just can’t find any way to make it work in Firefox.
However, if it works OK in other Chromium-based browsers like Edge & Opera (and doesn’t cause any nasty knock-on issues) I might go ahead with this anyway since it is an improvement on the current situation for the vast majority of users. Though as a lifelong devotee of the 'fox this does make me