Add poster image to HTML5 media videos

Created on 21 March 2018, over 6 years ago
Updated 10 July 2024, 3 days ago

Problem/Motivation & Steps to reproduce

Drupal core comes with several Media entities; audio, file, image, external video and local video.

When a content editor uses the local video entity, it only allows you to upload the video. There is no default option to include a poster image.

Proposed resolution

Extend the possibility to map fields on a media entity.

  1. a mapping field for the poster

Remaining tasks

Now, the idea is to offer the possibility to display a poster image using content from the field_local_image_file for the HTML5 video.

It would be nice if this feature could be managed by {{ attributes }} but I cannot figure how to implement this.

Thank you!


User interface changes

1 extra mapping field at the local video media entity

API changes


Data model changes


Feature request

Needs work


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Last updated about 3 hours ago

Created by

🇧🇪Belgium bailleux

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