Interactive Video

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What Does Interactive Video Mean?

Interactive video (IV) is a video system enabling user interaction. The videos play like any other regular video file, but also features hotspots or annotations. These are clickable areas which maybe clicked to show user responses through a participation window.

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Techopedia Explains Interactive Video

Because IV provides the user with the liberty to take control of online video, instead of prompting offline Interactive video, it is now gaining more popularity. Interactive videos are often hosted on YouTube.

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