Video background element

    Use the Video background element to add a video as a background to your layout.

    Locating the Video background element

    To find the Video background element:

    1. Navigate to a page or template with the Layout canvas
    2. Click the + button on the Layout canvas
    3. Within the Elements tab, look for the Video background element.


    The Video background element includes the following fields:

    Video URL

    • Video URL - Insert the URL of the video that you would like to display, this can be from Vimeo if you have a pro/business account or a CDN hosted video. Supported video formats include MP4, OGG, WebM, MKV. Use the Video background element to add a HTML5 <video> element as a background to your layout.

    The Video background element URL, only supports use of hosted videos in the following formats MP4, OGG, WebM, MKV. 

    Video poster image

    • Image - Upload an image to be shown while the video is downloading, as a fallback for legacy browsers that don't support the <video> element and for touch devices (if disable on touch is enabled)
    • Drupal image style - Select the Drupal image style to apply to the poster image

    Video behaviour 

    • Pause when out of view - Set the video to pause when it's not within the browser viewport
    • Disable on touch - Disable the video from playing on touch devices and show the poster image instead

    Video and poster position 

    • Scale from - Select where you want the video to scale from

    Custom style

    • Layout style - Apply a Layout custom style to the Video background container.


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