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David Goldberg
David Goldberg
407 Points

Video fallback for full width hero video when using CMS component?

Hey all,

Wondering what the best solution is for providing fallback for video if not supported.

<div class="container"> <video autoplay="" loop="" preload="" poster="https://cms.com/file.jpg"> <source src="https://example.com/file.mp4" type="video/mp4"> <source src="https://example.com/file.webm" type="video/webm"> <source src="https://example.com/file.ogv" type="video/ogg"> </video> </div>

You could degrade gracefully by putting a background on the container but the background would be supplied via the CMS, so it would be different per new instance/post.

I guess you could:

  • Inline the background css on the container
  • Use Javascript to check for video support and set the background styles using a data attribute
  • Insert an image into the markup and show/hide image using Javascript to figure out video support

Anyone have any preferred solutions or suggestions?