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Hello,

I have added videos on my page directly as a block (not embedding them). Is there a way to get them to autoplay? 

Or do I have to embed them in order to do this? 

I tried uploading a few of them from Google Drive using this code: 
<video style="width: 100%"
  playsinline controls controlsList="nodownload"
src="https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1V63U_1saEijWsZcdCIYG5S6uel4OUHs9">
  <source type="video/mp4" src="https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1V63U_1saEijWsZcdCIYG5S6uel4OUHs9">
 <body oncontextmenu="return false;">
</video>

But videos over 100mb don't seem to load, so I've had to upload them directly onto the page.

Could someone help please?

Thank you!

Lucia

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Yes, you'll have to embed if you want them to autoplay, but be careful about page load times, and if you try and set the video to autoplay and unmute then you'll likely have problems with loading as autoplaying sound on websites gets blocked by most browsers.

Video backgrounds autoplay by default if that's helpful, and there are plugins that will add controls to the video background if you want to offer the ability to unmute the sound.

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