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Thread: Best way to "infinite loop" video on homepage?

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    Best way to "infinite loop" video on homepage?


    I'm hiring a web designer to create my site, and I'd like the homepage to consist of 5 lines of static text over a looping high-definition video clip like this one: Candle And Old Books In The Dark Stock Footage Video 1008925 - Shutterstock.

    I'd like the homepage clip to loop nonstop, as here: Cobble Hill | Web Design & Marketing Agency in Charleston, SC

    One web designer I hired wasn't able to do this (the video had a YouTube frame, which looked awful), so I want to make sure the next one has the skills. I have a few designers in mind but I don't know what skills to ask for. I need the video to work flawlessly on all devices.

    Can anyone make a suggestions?

    Also, I wonder if it's better to create a cinemagraph image like this one?

    Many thanks for any help!


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    If your video is on YouTube I'm not sure it's possible to loop it - You could try coding in an HTML5 viewer and adding the loop instruction to that.
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    This can be done with YouTube, AlphaMare:

    But for a HTML5 video that Manahattan needs, you'd do something like this:

    <video autoplay loop>
        <source src="myvideo.webm" type="video/webm" />
        <source src="myvideo.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
    Important notes:

    • due to a bug in Chrome, webm has to come before any alternative formats
    • make sure this is turned off for mobile, because it won't autoplay and it will stick an ugly play button over the top of your foreground content
    • IE8 and below don't support <video>

    This jQuery plugin can do all the hard parts for you:
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    <video width="320" height="240" autoplay loop> //EDIT: loop="true" and autoplay="autoplay" are deprecated
    <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
    <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg" />
    Your browser does not support the video tag.

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    Best way to &quot;infinite loop&quot; video on homepage?

    Why even throw this post up? The previous post was way more in depth, generally more thorough. Sarahswansea I recommend your solution.
    Last edited by brandMatt; Oct 22nd, 2015 at 08:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandMatt View Post
    Why even throw this post up? The previous post was way more in depth, generally more thorough. Sarahswansea I recommend your solution.
    These people don't care to contribute to conversations. They seem to be the type that post for other reasons, whether it be to spam the forum or get their post count up to spam the forums, or some just seem to post n disappear. They don't care where the conversation has went they just read the OP and ignore the rest.

    It may be that they don't understand forums and forum etiquette too. Either way it could be worst. Theres people that will come in and post "thats cool" or "thanks" in 5year old conversations. That just drives me insane.

    Id definitely start with Sarah's recommendation as well.

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