What is 'Chromeless’ UI vs Using the Player’s UI API?
Using the player with the prebuilt UI still allows you to change aspects of the UI using the UI API, but it is limited to simple customisations. Using this pre-built UI allows you to provide a full player experience with minimal effort.
Why should I implement UI Skinning, using the UI API?
UI Skinning allows you to get hands on with the customization of the user interface of your online video player. With this approach you can make basic changes to the UI, without having the extra effort of chromeless UI.
What are the benefits of using 'chromeless' UI customisation?
With the UI Skinning Add On for your video player you can easily customise and align the style of your player with your brand.
How do I implement UI Skinning for THEOplayer?
You can implement the THEOplayer UI Skinning API by simply logging onto THEOportal, and adding the UI Add-On to your player, via the configuration section in Player Information. Once you have enabled the UI Skinning feature/add-on you will have access to use and customize the player's default UI elements. This only applies if you decide not to go for the 'chromeless' player approach, described above.