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jspsych-video-slider-response plugin

This plugin plays a video and allows the subject to respond by dragging a slider.


Parameters with a default value of undefined must be specified. Other parameters can be left unspecified if the default value is acceptable.

Parameter Type Default Value Description
sources array undefined An array of file paths to the video. You can specify multiple formats of the same video (e.g., .mp4, .ogg, .webm) to maximize the cross-browser compatibility. Usually .mp4 is a safe cross-browser option. The player will use the first source file in the array that is compatible with the browser, so specify the files in order of preference.
prompt string null This string can contain HTML markup. Any content here will be displayed below the stimulus. The intention is that it can be used to provide a reminder about the action the subject is supposed to take (e.g., which key to press).
width numeric width of the video file The width of the video display in pixels.
height numeric heigh of the video file The height of the video display in pixels.
autoplay boolean true If true, the video will begin playing as soon as it has loaded.
controls boolean false If true, controls for the video player will be available to the subject. They will be able to pause the video or move the playback to any point in the video.
start numeric null If given a value, the video will start at this time point in seconds.
stop numeric null If given a value, the video will stop at this time point in seconds.
rate numeric null The playback rate of the video. 1 is normal, <1 is slower, >1 is faster.
min integer 0 Sets the minimum value of the slider.
max integer 100 Sets the maximum value of the slider.
slider_start integer 50 Sets the starting value of the slider
step integer 1 Sets the step of the slider. This is the smallest amount by which the slider can change.
slider_width integer null Set the width of the slider in pixels. If left null, then the width will be equal to the widest element in the display.
require_movement boolean false If true, the subject must move the slider before clicking the continue button.
button_label string 'Continue' Label of the button to end the trial.
trial_ends_after_video bool false If true, then the trial will end as soon as the video file finishes playing.
trial_duration numeric null How long to wait for the subject to make a response before ending the trial in milliseconds. If the subject fails to make a response before this timer is reached, the subject's response will be recorded as null for the trial and the trial will end. If the value of this parameter is null, then the trial will wait for a response indefinitely.
response_ends_trial boolean true If true, then the trial will end whenever the subject makes a response (assuming they make their response before the cutoff specified by the timing_response parameter). If false, then the trial will continue until the value for trial_duration is reached. You can use this parameter to force the subject to view a stimulus for a fixed amount of time, even if they respond before the time is complete.

Data Generated

In addition to the default data collected by all plugins, this plugin collects the following data for each trial.

Name Type Value
response numeric The numeric value of the slider.
rt numeric The response time in milliseconds for the subject to make a response. The time is measured from when the stimulus first appears on the screen until the subject's response.
stimulus string JSON encoding of the sources array.


var trial = {
    type: 'video-slider-response',
    sources: [
    labels: ["Did not like", "Liked"],
    prompt: "<p>Please rate your enjoyment of the video clip.</p>"