Embedding video | How to prevent survey from forcing respondents to watch entire video (allow skip)


In my initial survey pages (instructions) I have two options for respondents: (1) watch a short video on how to complete the tasks; (2) or read the information instead.

Using the SurveyEngine tutorial, I have succesfully embedded the video and used the following embed code (where “XXXXXXXXX” is my unique video):

<div style="padding:56.25% 0 0 0;position:relative;"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/XXXXXXXXX?badge=0&amp;autopause=0&amp;player_id=0&amp;app_id=58479" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; fullscreen; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;" title="How to complete the survey"></iframe></div><script src="https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js"></script>

However, with this embed code, the respondent must get to the end of the video before clicking the next slide. Is there a way to turn this off to allow respondents to skip the video without watching it and proceed to the next page?

Thanks in advance,


Hi Rob,

if you don’t want to control the respondent behavior and allow them to proceed to the next page at any time, you can delete/disable the script section which the tutorial shows and only use the embed code you’ve pasted in your question.

Please note that you can alter additional settings of the vimeo player itself (what buttons are shown in the video, what happens once a video is finished etc.) in the vimeo platform - depending on the vimeo plan you’re subscribed to.



Hi Ludwig,

Thanks for your quick response.

Using just the embed code from Vimeo without the additional code from the tutorial works as you have suggested without controlling whether respondents can click next.

Thanks again,