does anyone know how i can hide the “playbar” /controlbar of the standard video?
There are ways to control this in Vimeo and when specifying an embedded video object pointing to a Vimeo stream. If this is your video and you have a Vimeo Plus account, there is a toggle to turn on/off the player controls and other things. Easy --but you have to pay for it. I see that recently they’ve made this super easy from the Manage Videos page.
From Axure alone, there’s not much you can do because Vimeo serves the video and player, including controls. If you don’t mind cutting off the bottom portion of the video, you could place the “video container”, e.g., an inline frame widget, inside a dynamic panel, then decrease the height of the dynamic panel enough to hide the player controls.
For prototypes, I prefer hosting videos on other sites, like archive.org and use the browser’s built-in HTML5 player, which can easily be customized. To hide the playbar controls, just omit “controls” from the
<video> tag. This is a good reference site for HTML5 video: