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Jonathan Sebastiao
Jonathan Sebastiao
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HTML Video Source


I am curious on what is the best method on uploading a video and using the link for the video source. I know I could upload to Vimeo but I only want the video to be viewed on my website as a background image (video). I have siteground as my host and if I upload through FTP how may I find that file link?

1 Answer

You could upload it it on your server and do something like:

<video autoplay loop poster="polina.jpg" id="bgvid">
    <source src="polina.webm" type="video/webm">
    <source src="polina.mp4" type="video/mp4">

with the css:

video#bgvid {
    position: fixed; right: 0; bottom: 0;
    min-width: 100%; min-height: 100%;
    width: auto; height: auto; z-index: -100;
    background: url(polina.jpg) no-repeat;
    background-size: cover;

You can read http://demosthenes.info/blog/777/Create-Fullscreen-HTML5-Page-Background-Video