The video file does not need to be hosted by YouTube or Vimeo, you can directly upload from your device or from Dropbox.
The audio component of any background video will not be included as many browsers will not play video automatically with audio included.
The limit of 15MB has been set to ensure that the video loads quickly across all devices and network times (WIFI, Cellular data etc.)
Only .mp4 or .mov files can be uploaded.
See our guide here for ideas on trimming video that is too large or not optimized.
Select a Video background Title Page template
There are two Title Page templates that you can add your video background to
Create a Custom Page > Title Page (see our guide here if you haven't made a Custom Page before)
Select the second template from top-left with the video thumbnail playing or
Another video template with Title, Description and an Entry Button!
Video Title Page editor overview
Notification of video background
Click the background to bring up options 3 & 4.
Add Background Video
Customize Design settings
Text link that needs to be set to link into a page
Unconnected Links warning displayed
Upload video file
Drag & Drop a video file 15MB or under or click 'Upload Video'
Import from Dropbox
Reminder that video file must be 15MB or under and .mp4 or .mov file type
Video upload progress
Uploading size and status
Progress and time remaining indicator
Save Changes Warning
Save Changes without linking shows Warning
'Go Back and Connect Links', recommended
'Save without Links' not recommended!
Select and edit text
Replace text with your own and select all text
Create Link to Page
Use 'Choose a page' dropdown
The orange warning panel at the bottom will no longer appear
Link has been set
Click 'Customize Design'
Customize Title Page panel
Changes made to are specific to this Title Page (you can have multiple Title Pages within a Format site used for different purposes.
Changes that you make in the left panel are reflected in the in-app preview
Preview in Live Site
View your live site across a range of devices and screen sizes to ensure you are happy with the way video is displaying.
Make any changes you feel necessary.
Auto-Play not Auto-Playing?
If a web browser's preferences have been set to disable the auto-playing of videos (Never Auto-Play) then the video will not auto-play and will appear as a fixed image.
The default 'Stop Media with Sound' would still allow the video to play.
Each browsers settings may be different but the screenshot below is for macOS Safari.
macOS Safari > Preferences > Websites tab
When visiting other websites, select 'Allow All Auto-Play'
Also, try testing in another browser or device if you are not seeing the video auto-play.
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