Here’s some stuff you might be wondering about.

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What video file formats does Slidermetrix support?

If my videos are hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or elsewhere can I still use Slidermetrix?

Can Slidermetrix videos be rated on mobile phones and tablets?

How do I embed a Slidermetrix player on my website?

Can I change the size of the video player?

Can I add a logo or image to the Slidermetrix player?

How many pre-video questions can I ask before the video plays?

Can I use Slidermetrix to rate live/streaming content?

How long will the video remain active for rating?

How do I remove a Slidermetrix video from my website?

How do I create thumbnail images for the videos on my website?

How do I access and export the rating data?

What is the ideal video length for rating with Slidermetrix?

What rating scale and labels should I use with my Slidermetrix videos?

Is there a way to remind viewers to continue rating the video?

Can I use Slidermetrix on my Blog?

Do I have to use the continuous, moment-to-moment rating or can I just have videos rated at the end?

Can viewers pause/rewind/advance the video?

Can a viewer watch and rate the same video more than once?

Can I test things other than other than video, such as audio or images?


What video file formats does Slidermetrix support?

Slidermetrix supports linking a YouTube video using the YouTube direct URL or embed code. Learn more.

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If my videos are hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or elsewhere, can I still use Slidermetrix?

At this time only YouTube is supported. Learn more.

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Can Slidermetrix videos be rated on mobile phones and tablets?

Because of the way the video players operate, Slidermetrix rating is not available on mobile phones. However, in addition to computers, Slidermetrix will work on tablets (including iPad®) as long as you use video file formats that are compatible with tablet browsers. Learn more.

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How do I embed a Slidermetrix player on my website?

We have some handy step by step guides for that. Learn more.

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Can I change the size of the video player?

Sure can. You can choose from the predefined sizes of 480px, 560px, and 640px, or set your own custom size. Learn more.

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Can I add a logo or image to the Slidermetrix player?

Yes, you can add multiple images/logos to Intro and Exit screens of Slidermetrix. Learn more.

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How many pre-video questions can I ask before the video plays?

Slidermetrix supports the asking of one pre-video question. If you have a need for more questions, and/or more robust segmenting of viewers, you might consider Perception Analyzer Online® for online surveys with moment-to-moment rating of video. Learn more.

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Can I use Slidermetrix to rate live/streaming content?

Not at this time. For now, Slidermetrix only supports recorded video content.

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How long will the video remain active for rating?

The video will remain active for as long as you leave the video project “Launched.” Once you’re finished having a video rated, simple go to your Active Projects list, click on the project you want to close, and click “Close Project.” One you close the project be sure to remove the embed code from your website, otherwise viewers will received a “closed project” message.

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How do I remove a Slidermetrix video from my website?

You remove the video from your website by removing the Slidermetrix embed code you placed there, just as you would remove any embedded video. But you also want to be sure you close the Slidermetrix project.

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How do I create thumbnail images for the videos on my website?

You create thumbnail images for your Slidermetrix videos in the same way you create thumbnail images for other any other videos you embed on your website.

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How do I access and export the rating data?

We have a handy step by step guide for that. Learn more.

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What is the ideal video length for rating with Slidermetrix?

That really varies based on the content of the video itself. To keep viewers engaged and rating throughout the video, 30 seconds to 3 minutes is ideal. However, longer videos also perform very well and you should experiment to see what works with your content and on your website.

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What rating scale and labels should I use with my Slidermetrix videos?

When creating a Slidermetrix video project you can customize both the rating scale and the rating labels. The scale is numeric (e.g., 1 – 10, 1 – 100, etc.). The labels are descriptions of the negative and positive end of the scale (e.g., Dislike / Like, Not
Funny / Funny, etc.). We generally recommend a 1 – 100 scale to give your viewers the largest possible range in which to give their opinion. As for the labels, you should choose whatever makes the most sense for each video and what you are trying to measure.

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Is there a way to remind viewers to continue rating the video?

Sure is! In the Video Player Settings you set a reminder message to display after a certain number of seconds of the slider being inactive. You can also set the slider to visually “pulse” to get the viewers’ attention. Learn more.

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Can I use Slidermetrix on my Blog?

You bet, as long as your blog supports iframe embedding you can embed a Slidermetrix video just as you would any video on your blog.

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Do I have to use the continuous, moment-to-moment rating, or can I just have videos rated at the end?

While the heart of Slidermetrix is the moment-to-moment rating, you also have the option to have viewers watch the video, then give it a rating at the end. To do this, on the Project Settings screen change the Rating Type from Continuous to Discrete. Learn more.

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Can viewers pause/rewind/advance the video?

During viewing and rating viewers can only pause the video. During playback of the ratings viewers can pause and scrub backwards and forwards.

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Can a viewer watch and rate the same video more than once?

The default in Slidermetrix is to allow viewers to view and rate videos only once. This is controlled by Slidermetrix placing a cookie in the viewers’ browser. However, if you want to allow people to view and rate the video more than once you can disable the placing of the cookie by unchecking the box next to, “Prevent Viewers from Rating Multiple Times” on the Video Player Settings screen. Learn more.

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Can I test things other than other than video, such as audio or images?

Slidermetrix is designed and optimized as a video rating tool. However, if you want to test still images or audio you can simply create a compatible video file of a series of images or just audio.

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