Clickable links in video


#1

Can I use the HTML 5 feature to make clickable links in video? I mean, if you can add a marquee, why not be able to use a href as well?


#2

No.

Because the output is rendered as ‘video’ (series of still images). Not any type of mark-up.


#3

but have seen some videos on YouTube with a clickable element…example… an url-adress

how can it spend ???


#4

They are overlay tiles etc that you can apply after uploading to YouTube. They are not part of the video.


#5

If you are starting out with a brand new channel (as I am) then the option to add what YouTube now calls a "card’ to your videos is not possible. You need to have a website “approved” and thousands of views before any rights to link from a video are granted.

Hence, why I have been looking for a way to embed a link into my own videos that can be posted on youtube.

But, I guess there is now way so will revert to editing videos and adding title over the video, etc.

Thanks for the help on this forum


#6

Even if you could add a map tag in a video editor, YouTube always re encode video, so you would lose them.


#7

Hi, I just googled this and it seems you have to do this from within youtube. Go to your account - the terminology is to add an “annotation”. I have no experience of this though - as hheart says, it your video has to be “approved” first by Youtube. This video looks helpful:


#8

Thanks… how nice to see the problem can be taken care… but in YouTube.


#9

As mentioned in post#4 :wink:


#10

There is a new software program that addresses this very problem called "interactr. just bought it but haven’t yet used. Video tutorials look straight forward and i hope to do one this weekend.