Trying to make 1080p background video, force load at 720p for faster load times


#1

Hey. Does anyone know how I can force an embedded background video to a lesser resolution when it’s sourcing the video from YouTube… The original files resolution is 1080p, but on YouTube if I go to my uploaded version I can choose which resolution to load it at… Is there anyway I can select which resolution or to dynamically have it change depending on the visitor’s connection speed?


#2

Not sure about your exact question, but if you’re concerned about load times, you might want to try an animated GIF background instead of a video, if it’s just a short loop.

Personally, I try to stay away from moving backgrounds altogether, because I find that they usually hurt conversions more than they help, but just wanted to throw that idea out there. Good luck!