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


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?


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!