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SheriM

Video/Image banner loading slow - is there a fix?

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Hi guys, on my site grow-wild.co, I have a home page banner video linked via YouTube - it takes anything from 3-7 seconds to load. I uploaded a fallback image (a still from the video) to display in the hope that it would load very quickly and make the user experience better. But the image takes a minimum of 3 seconds to load and in the mean time the user sees a black background. This obviously isn't ideal! 

I have spoken to SS support and they can't offer me a work around - there is no way to change the black background colour without overlaying a colour ontop of the video/image. 

The image size is just 150kb. 

Does anyone have any suggestions? Have you found a work around for this? 

Thanks! 

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This plugin should help - https://www.squarewebsites.org/products/background-videos-utils

I used it on a client site recently and it works perfectly. 

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On 10/8/2019 at 10:00 AM, SheriM said:

Hi guys, on my site grow-wild.co, I have a home page banner video linked via YouTube - it takes anything from 3-7 seconds to load. I uploaded a fallback image (a still from the video) to display in the hope that it would load very quickly and make the user experience better. But the image takes a minimum of 3 seconds to load and in the mean time the user sees a black background. This obviously isn't ideal! 

I have spoken to SS support and they can't offer me a work around - there is no way to change the black background colour without overlaying a colour ontop of the video/image. 

The image size is just 150kb. 

Does anyone have any suggestions? Have you found a work around for this? 

Thanks! 

Hi there, did you find a solution for this? thanks!

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I'm having this question too. Kind of. The cover page video is apparently too slow loading on some desktop versions - and pulls the mobile image.  But on my phone (iPhone 6S) it sometimes display the video ... I assumed it would pull the mobile fallback image here (but that might depend on connection speed?).

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