Jbomber reacted to dmarquez in Background video loads slow and not showing on mobile
Hi @srodrigues, I'm quite sure Squarespace is quite aware that this is an area that needs work. Regardless of the connection speed and how well optimized videos are, they still take 3-4 seconds to start running. This should be happening immediately 😞
Jbomber reacted to Nils in Background video loads slow and not showing on mobile
Thanks for your replay, but its doesnt really help.
I have cheked other squarespace sites that use video and they all have the same issue with slow loading times.
I did a quick test with a 720p video that was less than 1mb (765kb) and it still takes 4-5 seconds before it loads.
If i use a image as a background it loads straight away even if they are larger in size.
So the problem is on the embedding part.
For some this might not be a big deal, but for me it makes my site looks slow and unresponsive.
Jbomber reacted to LIBBYcarbonscape in Background video loads slow and not showing on mobile
I agree this is a horrible problem. I have tried all of the above as per the other user. This seems very backwards and is very annoying. I am starting to regret using squarespace. Please find a solution to this