Section Background Video Options

Section Background Video Options

You can set a video as the background of a Section, enabling you to create interesting hero headers and other engaging areas on your page. The background video options can be found within the section’s Style tab.


Style

Background

  1. Background Type: Click the video icon
  2. Video Link: Enter a YouTube, Vimeo or .mp4 link to the video
  3. Start Time: Specify start time in seconds
  4. End Time: Specify end time in seconds
  5. Play Once: Slide to Yes to only play the background video once, with no repetition.
  6. Play on Mobile: Slide to Yes to play background video on mobile devices, if the device supports it.
  7. Background Fallback: Upload a cover image, to replace the background video on mobile and tablet devices, as background videos are disabled on mobile devices to avoid browser restrictions and bandwidth draining.

Tip: Use Background Overlay to darken your video or to add your own personal color overlay.

Note: Youtube changed their API in September, 2018 and does not allow the possibility to disable related videos any longer. The parameter “rel=0” is no longer a working parameter. In addition, background videos now briefly show the title of the video. Elementor cannot disable this as it is controlled solely by Youtube.

Note: Only Vimeo premium accounts can remove Vimeo background video controls and titles.

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