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When using a youtube link as a background video in a section, the title of the video appears in the top left for a few seconds once it begins playing, as well as a 'copy link' icon on the top right. Its distracting and makes the site look cheap, in my opinion. I'd love to have the video load without the title and 'copy link' icon appearing.  Anything I can add or change in the link itself to do so? 

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On 1/30/2023 at 6:50 PM, NikoNikoNiko said:

When using a youtube link as a background video in a section, the title of the video appears in the top left for a few seconds once it begins playing, as well as a 'copy link' icon on the top right. 

These cannot be removed. The workaround is to host your video elsewhere, either on Squarespace directly on or on a paid service like Vimeo.

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Thanks @paul2009

Hmmm, bummer. Yeah, SquareSpace only allows uploaded videos 1 minute in length and Vimeo's free basic account flat out doesn't allow it, and I'm not ready to start paying for account to host background videos. Is there another free video hosting platform that SquareSpace will accept a link from which we are not aware of? 

It's situations link this that really showcase SquareSpaces limitations and frustrations. The more I use it, the more I see its shortcomings. I find it ridiculous that I'm "allowed 30 minutes of free video uploads" with a paid plan, but the videos can't be longer 1 minute each. This background video is just over 3min long @ 720p, nothing crazy. I should be able to use the 30 minutes in whatever denomination I see fit. That's my rant 🙂

 

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2 hours ago, NikoNikoNiko said:

I find it ridiculous that I'm "allowed 30 minutes of free video uploads" with a paid plan, but the videos can't be longer 1 minute each.

The one minute limit only applies to background videos - the type used in page banners, without audio or playback controls. In user experience tests, people's attention wavered after less than 30 seconds so a minute is generally considered more than enough for background videos.

If you have longer videos, you can host them natively on Squarespace and display them in video blocks - with audio and playback controls (if required).

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