Streaming live at 10am (PST)

Show subtitles by default for Vimeo videos

Hi folks,

I am designing a sales page for online courses that I sell. I want to embed a Vimeo video and show subtitles by default.

Vimeo’s help docs state: “[I]t’s currently not possible to set captions or subtitles to appear by default … when embedding videos in applications that do not allow insertion of our iframe embed code.”

And that seems to be correct; I tried to embed the video using a Webflow Video element, but I could not get the subtitles to show by default. (The way to show subtitles by default is to append ?texttrack=en to the end of the embed URL; I did this and that accomplished nothing.)

So it seems that I will have to use the Webflow embed block. Okay. I’m trying that now. But if I use an iframe embed, I have to specify the height and width in the embed HTML.

Thing is, I want the video element to have a different height and width depending on whether the user is on desktop, laptop, or mobile. And as far as I am aware, I cannot use different embed HTML for different media.

Is there a way out here?

Ideally, I would like the Webflow Video element to support showing Vimeo video subtitles by default. Of course, I realize that if that’s not currently possible, that it would take a while to add that feature to Webflow. That’s why I’m stuck.

Would appreciate your thoughts.

— Peter Akkies


Read-only Designer link:
https://preview.webflow.com/preview/peterakkies?utm_medium=preview_link&utm_source=designer&utm_content=peterakkies&preview=1e9bd44ccdbad7d7fb763d31faf33ec6&pageId=5e027e70478a40e866eb33e6&mode=preview

The page on my Webflow.io subdomain:
https://peterakkies.webflow.io/things-course