Mediavine now offers a ton of sitewide settings in your Mediavine Dashboard to help you tailor your site’s video experience. Autoplay, Featured Videos, Placement optimization, and more! You can enable these via your Mediavine Dashboard Video Settings area.
Recommended Global Settings
To get started, visit Settings > Video.
Autoplay mobile will take the first video that's embedded on mobile and make it autoplay! The video will follow the reader as they scroll and it will shrink to the top corner of the screen. Since most people's traffic primarily comes from mobile devices now, this is a great option and will be super important to your overall revenue stream. If the reader stays on the site long enough for the video to complete, another pre-roll ad and video will follow.
Autoplay desktop will make your first video on desktop an autoplay video. It will follow your reader as they scroll, and shrink to the bottom corner of your screen. Desktop video tends to pay higher CPMs than mobile video, so this is another important one in a site's overall RPM picture.
Optimize Video Placement
This feature takes your manually embedded videos and places them in the optimal spot in your content. On desktop that is ≥ 1 paragraph below your 1st in-content ad. On mobile, it'll be ≥ 1 paragraph below your 2nd in-content ad. If you use content hints in any of your posts, the same rules still apply and our script will place it after the 1st content hint with the ≥ 1 paragraph buffer on desktop and after the 2nd content hint with the ≥ 1 paragraph buffer on mobile.
This setting is recommended for all users.
If you have specific video embeds that you do NOT want moved by this feature, you can use a custom embed attribute when grabbing the HTML to accomplish this. Learn more about disabling the Optimize Video Placement option here.
Featured Video or Up Next Playlist
Enabling a featured video will place that featured video on any of your pages that do not have a Mediavine video manually embedded. It allows you to monetize all of your content with video ads, and not just the ones that have a post-specific video created for them.
The Up Next Playlist is very similar to the Featured Video. However, instead of starting with the same video on each page view, it remembers where the reader left off. Learn more about the Up Next Playlist.
Both of these features require the autoplay settings to be enabled. If you do NOT want to run a Featured Video on your site at all, choose "NONE" from the dropdown.
Featured Video Headline
This feature allows you to add a headline above all of your Featured Videos, giving them some context in your content. Good examples include, "Check out my latest video!", or "Trending Content on YOURSITENAMEHERE".
Default Embedded Video Headline
This is a default headline for your manually embedded videos. You can also set individual headlines in the settings for each video.
HTML Element to Wrap Featured Video Headline
This allows you to choose which heading to wrap your video headline in. Don't adjust this unless you have a specific reason to!
Desktop Stick Player to Content Side
By default, the video will shrink to the right “sidebar side” of your content on desktop. This setting allows you to move the video to the left “content side”.
Mobile Sticky Player Location
On mobile devices, we recommend the top right corner of the screen for the sticky video. However, you can adjust that placement with this setting.
Youtube Channel ID
This is where you can link up your youtube channel and your MV Video Player. Adding your channel ID here will add a "Follow" button at the end of your Mediavine video.
Video Player Primary Color and Theme
You can even customize the look of your video player! You can choose from a light or dark theme, and choose a coordinating hex code to match your color scheme.
Player Aspect Ratio
If you want this to be a specific ratio no matter what size you upload your videos at, pick something here. Typically it is best to just stick with the original upload ratio though, which is the "Automatic based on upload size" option in the dropdown. This is a global setting and will impact any video embeds currently running on the site that don't have a specific size chosen in the Video Embed Code.
Player "Letterbox" Background
If you are playing videos at a size that is different than the original upload size, they'll get "letterboxes" on the sides for display reasons. This setting allows you to customize those letterbox colors.