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Video banners play continuously on all templates. There are no built-in options to stop it after playing; it will require a custom solution. A Developer could usually build something suitable at a reasonable cost. I’ve built a few similar solutions that show the fallback image when the video has finished.

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4 hours ago, tuanphan said:

You can use jQuery to show image + hide video after X seconds

The problem with this approach is that the video will load at different rates on different devices. For a robust solution, you need to control the video API, play the video once and when PlayerState indicates that the video has ended, hide the video to reveal the fallback image. 

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On 8/24/2021 at 9:47 PM, drdavis74 said:

Hi,

I have a background video that I want to stop playing on the last frame instead of looping. I have tried youtube and uploading and there is no way to control that. Is there any code I can inject that will enable me to do that? thank you

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Look, I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I was just trying to solve this issue and discovered a fix that worked for me when using a self-hosted video.

<script>
jQuery(document).ready(function($){    

    function no_bg_loop () {
        $('video').prop('loop', false);
    }
    $(document).ready( no_bg_loop );
    $(window).load ( no_bg_loop );
    no_bg_loop();
    setTimeout(function(){
        jQuery('video.x-mejs.has-stack-styles').on('ended', function() {
            jQuery(this)[0].pause();
        });
    },5000);
});
</script>

 

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On 3/28/2022 at 9:43 PM, black.marketing said:

Look, I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I was just trying to solve this issue and discovered a fix that worked for me when using a self-hosted video.

<script>
jQuery(document).ready(function($){    

    function no_bg_loop () {
        $('video').prop('loop', false);
    }
    $(document).ready( no_bg_loop );
    $(window).load ( no_bg_loop );
    no_bg_loop();
    setTimeout(function(){
        jQuery('video.x-mejs.has-stack-styles').on('ended', function() {
            jQuery(this)[0].pause();
        });
    },5000);
});
</script>

 

@black.marketingWhere did you apply this code to on your site? Having the same issue and looking for a solve myself

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On 5/25/2022 at 6:20 AM, mwinn3 said:

@black.marketingWhere did you apply this code to on your site? Having the same issue and looking for a solve myself

 

On 5/25/2022 at 6:20 AM, mwinn3 said:
<script>
jQuery(document).ready(function($){    

    function no_bg_loop () {
        $('video').prop('loop', false);
    }
    $(document).ready( no_bg_loop );
    $(window).load ( no_bg_loop );
    no_bg_loop();
    setTimeout(function(){
        jQuery('video.x-mejs.has-stack-styles').on('ended', function() {
            jQuery(this)[0].pause();
        });
    },5000);
});
</script>

There's a syntax error on the first line. 

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