A YouTube slider is a great way to call your visitors’ attention and make a good visual impact. In Smart Slider 3 you can easily create a video slider, you can use YouTube and Vimeo videos in the free version, and in the Pro version you can put mp4 videos to your slider as well. In this example you can see that there are YouTube videos used, but the YouTube logo is hidden from the bottom side. This template is available in the Pro version of Smart Slider 3 because of some Pro settings, but you can create a similar slider with the free version as well.
The easiest way to create a YouTube slider where the video fills the whole area is that if you create a Video slide. Here you can add the YouTube or Vimeo videos’ link, and your slide is ready. This function can be even useful at the Controls, because Smart Slider 3 fills the Slide title and description automatically from YouTube.
The speciality of this slider is the thumbnail control on the left side. With a Thumbnail slider you can navigate to other slides, also you can see how many slides the slider has. There is an arrow which you can navigate between the Thumbnails with. The Thumbnail shows the Thumbnail image and the Slide title which you can fully customize.
Smart Slider 3 automatically creates a cover image for your YouTube layer and you can see that image, before the video starts but you can change it if you want just like the Thumbnail image. There is the Slider autoplay mode turned on, so if you watch a video, the slide will automatically change to the next after the given time. If you pause the video, you can see the related videos for your video. When the related videos option is turned on, YouTube will show related videos that are from the same channel as the video that has just been played. When it is turned off the related videos will be displayed from any channel.
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