Play video without opening a popup lightbox window
Currently when you click on a video it opens a lightbox popup window to play. I would like the video to play in the main window without leaving the gallery.
It is confusing that uploaded videos are not displayed in the same way as photos in SmugMug albums. When clicking to play a video it should play in the designated space, not be popped up in a new window where the only way out is a tiny "close" button. After clicking a video there should be a "full screen" option which automatically fills the screen (stretch ON). Slideshow should include videos.
In short; it's confusing when videos don't work like photos.
I’m happy to say we rolled out this change recently. Thanks for the feedback!
Totally agree. Hate the pop up box. Play the video in the existing window already, how hard can it be to code that?
Russell Kightley commented
This would also make it easier for those with slower connections. Then an expand button could trigger the current system to match the browser if desired.
Completely agree. This one point keeps me from using SmugMug for all my personal galleries.
I second this action. It would be nice in the SmugMug gallery view to have the video play right in the main window and not have it pop up into a new overlay window.