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Investigate increasing the contrast for arrows in the multimedia video player
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From @Pine on the mailing lists:

I showed the movie page to a non-Wikimedian and they said that they could have easily missed the arrow to play the video. Can we make the arrows in https://github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki-extensions-TimedMediaHandler/blob/master/MwEmbedModules/EmbedPlayer/resources/skins/kskin/images/ksprite.png have higher contrast to be more obvious against dark backgrounds and/or grayscale videos?

Screenshot from the movie page:

tmh-contrast.png (458×814 px, 764 KB)

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Yeah, that doesn't look great.

When you mouse over the button, it becomes brighter and easier to spot. Maybe that should happen as soon as the player box is moused over? That's how Youtube does it, for example.

When you mouse over the button, it becomes brighter and easier to spot.

Although apparently that only works on the file page, not on thumbnails. (Not on small thumbnails, anyway.)

Change 250300 had a related patch set uploaded (by Gergő Tisza):
Expand trigger area for play button contrast change to whole player

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/250300

Jdforrester-WMF added a project: Design.