Create a Vimeo 15 second rewind button

In some situations you may want to limit your learners’ ability to fast forward an embedded video. This would require turning off the embed’s play-bar.  But what if the learner missed something on the video and wants to watch it again.   Here’s how to create a ‘quick rewind’ button.  Note that these instructions are for Vimeo only.


1. Embed your Vimeo video by importing the HTML zip file as an HTML5 Animation.  You will need to load the Vimeo API script as well.  For instructions on how to do this, see my other blog:


2. Create a button and have it execute the following javascript:

window.frames[0].frameElement.contentWindow.player.getCurrentTime().then(function(sec) {
var rwd = sec -15

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