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    I’m looking to post a 90-second video running as a loop within Fullwidth Easy Slider. I’m wondering what the best file size (and resolution) would be to accommodate both speed of loading and image quality, The original file is 222MB, 1080p.

    The only other time I posted a video loop within FWES, it was 30 seconds long, 1080p, 40 MB.

    The only references I’ve found on this Forum that talk about file sizes for self-hosted videos in Fullwidth Easy Slider don’t give any numbers. They refer to “super-compressing” the video ( and making the file “as small as possible” (


    Hey missouriartscouncil,

    Compressing videos is not really our area of expertise, I think the easiest solution would be to host the video on Youtube or Vimeo since they compress the video for you. Could you try that out please?

    Best regards,


    Hi Rikard,

    I know how to compress videos, but I’m looking for a file size to which to compress them. I figured Enfold would know sizes that work well within your Fullwidth Easy Slider element.

    The video is already on YouTube, but if I link from there, consequences ensue that I do not want. I want the video to play as a loop, and I want it to start automatically when someone accesses the homepage:

    1) Using Embed code. You have to make the video play (there’s a red arrow to click), and after it’s over, the slider fills with YouTube tiles. I know there’s a plugin that’s supposed to make those stop, but I don’t want the viewers to have to click to play anyway.

    2) Using YouTube URL. This will make the video start playing automatically. It doesn’t show the tiles at the conclusion; it returns to the beginning with a static image and a black arrow that must be clicked to play the video again. So it’s not a loop.

    Both when using the Embed code and the URL, the controls show at the bottom of the image. I don’t want that.

    To have a continuous loop, with no controls showing, I believe my best option is to self-host the video, which is why I’m asking for a recommended file size.



    Well, I think I just figured out how to loop, hide controls, and mute even when the video comes from YouTube – it’s all there in Edit Form Element. Woohoo! I had thought that stuff would only work with self-hosted videos.


    Hi Barbara,

    Great, glad you found those options and thanks for the feedback. So I’m guessing you’re all good?

    Best regards,


    Yes, thanks!



    Great, thanks for letting us know. Please open a new thread if you should have any further questions or problems.

    Best regards,

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