Can I Customize Video Player Themes on Dacast?

Through the use of video player themes, you can implement many customizations and changes to your Dacast HTML5 video player.

Here is the complete list of things you can do to customize video players on Dacast:

  • Change the offline message and it’s positioning
  • Alter the player controls and play button
  • Allow the player to display the scrubbing thumbnail
  • Give access to the viewers for download
  • Give access to the viewers for social media sharing via links
  • Give access to the viewers to embed the content via displaying the embed codes
  • Changing the player appearance via overlay and menu color
  • Allow autoplay and looping
  • Allow content to be auto muted or not
  • Display a live viewer counter (for live streams)
  • Select position of thumbnail (for playlists)
  • Continuous play (for playlists)
  • Allows skipping of content (for playlists)

Player themes are found under the “Settings” tab of the dashboard. Once you’re into then click “Theming.” 

Dacast customizable player - Theming


You can then either create a new theme or edit an existing theme for your video player:

Dacast customizable player - Create & Edit ThemeIn this example, we chose to edit an existing theme, based on our example above.

Clicking on “Advanced” in your edit theme window will give you the ability to edit the offline message and positioning options.

Dacast customizable player - Advanced Theme

Clicking on “Back” will return you to the other customization options.

Dacast customizable player - Theme Controls

Always click “Save” to retain the changes you made.

There is also an option for you to set this as your default player theme, all you have to do is click on the tickbox at the top after naming your theme.

Dacast customizable player - Default Theme

You can see your changes in the preview of the player on the right side.

Dacast customizable player - Theme Changes


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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.