October 18th, 2016
I currently provide still photos and MatterPort 3D Tours to my clients but occasionally get asked about drone video. My idea as I don’t currently shoot any video is to see if I could record video (drone or otherwise) and end up at the front door with a clickable hyperlink that would then launch the 3D VT for the viewer….kind of like those YouTube videos that allow a clickable
sell through a hyperlink at the end. Of course, I want the video to be standalone (not just YouTube) so that the agents can post and share them anywhere they like and still have a usable link. I found one article about some kind of Adobe product that allegedly does it but I couldn’t make it work. Any ideas, products or service providers that anyone knows of who could make this happen would be hugely appreciated.
Here is the problem with what you want to do:
- In a video, edited in links can never work when displayed on the web. That is, whenever you see a video on the web with options, those options reside in the player, not in the video.
- When videos hosted by YouTube, iPlayerHD or other hosting sites are shared on sites like Facebook, the video is played through Facebook’s player, stripping out any features in the player – including hyperlinks.
I think the only way to do what you are wanting to do is to host your video at iPlayerHD or YouTube and use their hyperlink features that are built into their video players and then link to the hosting site when you are on sites like Facebook. My guess it that you are never going to find a solution to what you want so better do a workaround. Click on the image at the top of the post or here to see how this works with iPlayerHD.
iPlayerHD has a great bunch of video sharing features (more than YouTube) and when a video with their hyperlink feature is shared on the MLS or other real estate sites it still works.