Mediavine Video Options

Are you using video on your site? Mediavine has all your video bases covered! Here's how we can help you make the most of it.

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Written by Heather Tullos
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Want to monetize with Video on your site? Mediavine has all your video bases covered. Here's how we can help you make the most of the awesome video content you are creating. 

We understand how much time and energy goes into creating video content. Mediavine has the right solutions for you and your readers! We want your video content to shine while making sure your site still stays nice and fast, and we want to make sure you are earning the most that you can out of each video you create. 

Autoplay Video

Effective February 2023 Mediavine has disabled autoplay instream options.

The Universal Player

The Universal Player is an ad unit that plays Outstream Video Ads. This player is 10px smaller than our standard video player and doesn’t require you to have any of your own video content. It plays short video “commercials” in mute mode as the reader scrolls.

The Universal Player generates a high number of impressions and can really boost revenue. Learn how to set it up here.

Embedded Video

Embedded video is a video that you've manually placed into an individual post via the HTML embed code from your Mediavine Dashboard Video page or the MCP Video shortcode. This should be a video that was created specifically for the post it is embedded in.

Embedded video is great for SEO, and it's great for your readers. Once you have uploaded your video to the dashboard, you can grab the embed code and place it in the HTML of your site, or you can use the Mediavine Control Panel to place your video

If you need an embedded video to either not autoplay and/or not be altered by our optimized video placement option, you can do that by selecting the appropriate custom video attribute when you are grabbing the HTML embed code from your Mediavine video library.

Optimize Video Placement

The ideal place for video to run is just outside of the first screenview. This ensures your initial page load stays lightning fast, but also that the video will start to play high enough up on the screen that your reader will get to see most of your video and may even be able to see another video that runs after it via our Video Playlist.

Our Optimize Video Placement settings will find the best spot for you automatically, no matter where you place the embed code. On desktop, your video placement will be ≥ 1 paragraph under your 1st in-content ad and on mobile your video placement will be ≥ 1 paragraph under your 2nd in-content ad.

If you have chosen to Autoplay Video this setting is recommended.

Mid-Roll Video Ads

Videos longer than 8 minutes will serve mid-roll ads, so you can take full advantage of your longer, more detailed videos. This setting is enabled by default.

If you'd prefer to opt out, you can find this setting in your video settings tab.

You can also read a bit more about how these work here!

Our video options and settings are very robust so you can tailor them to fit your needs. We're always here to help you find the right settings configuration for your site.

If you have any questions at all, just email We are happy to assist!

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