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    Where is the documentation to create a full-screen video background on a slide like this example?


    Hi websitegurus!

    I’ve not done one quite yet since Kriesi is still ironing out some bugs for it but the steps are the same as adding images to a regular slider except you use video urls instead.

    I went over the basics of adding in video content here but for the color sections:



    It doesn’t work.
    Our videos on Youtube will not play. Just a black screen. Nor, would either one of the example videos you included in your GUI backend. It didn’t work in Explorer, nor Firefox. I copied what you did in the video step-for-step. I also tried the standard embed format with Youtube rather than a straight copy of the standard URL. You are probably aware that they are different.

    As a separate note, we are now on our 3rd hour on this, just to test out your demo video. The first two hours was trying to figure out where you stuck the feature on the backend. After three manual uploads to update for this feature, we were still striking out. We assumed the update was not uploaded correctly or there was an issue, so we decided to look for documentation. FYI, we do not ask for help the first time we encounter an issue. Probably unlike most folks on the forum.

    Here’s a simple suggestion and remedy. Just tell folks it’s in a color background widget. The obvious place to look is the “add Youtube” feature in a Layer slider, but that’s not where it is. You should state this in straightforward text format on the example video. It may not be the correct eye candy to include on your sales page because you are focused on revenues rather than support documentation ;-) there.

    Before we spend any more time on this, Q. Will this feature work with autoplay on the background video. Your demo pages require that you click on the background video in order to get it playing. Something most site visitors will not do, nor will they know to click on it and will just think it is just a big fuzzy background image. Great feature, but it appears it needs to be ironed out a little further.


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    At the moment we are trying to work out some bugs that have popped up with various clients and with seemingly no one specific source. Some users are having no issues with video embeds while others are. It seems to depend on the specific OS.

    One limitation with iOS is that no videos will autoplay and will always take user interaction for them to play. I’ve not had any issues with it on my W7 or OSX setups but again, mileage so far is varied and we are trying to find the source of it.

    The update added support for video on the slideshows *and* the color sections. You need to choose video instead of image on the slideshow:

    For you issues, make sure that the video is not set to private and that the videos can be embeded. Regular video embedding was unchanged this update so adding in a video to a regular post or page should work as normal with WordPress.

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    The only old browser we ever support is IE8. Firefox and Chrome both should be updated to their most recent versions because they have auto updates in place. This is reflected on the Themes Page on Envato. With IE8 being abandoned coming up even ThemeForest no longer requires authors to support it.

    All of that aside, if we can see the site live we can try and diagnose why it isn’t working for you.

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    I want to ask you if the Full Screen Video feature is programmed for fallback video formats with self-hosted videos. MP4 is not native to Firefox, so you need to embed OGV/OGG format for HTML5 videos to work. I have not spent the time to delve into your code to try and debug things. I don’t have the time really, but I am wondering if your demo videos that you use to market your template to the masses have several formats on the server. Do you have a Flash fallback for Firefox and other browsers that don’t support MP4. If you don’t, then I do believe folks are going to have to manually convert each video and embed them in the three primary formats needed to serve up self-hosted videos. Probably a lot more work than they had planned and maybe problematic for them considering they will need to consider resolution, bit rates and aspect ratios. The public online conversion tools don’t tend to work very well and can render pixelated, jagged and chunky videos.

    I would love to hear this is not the case and it works out of the box, but it simply is not working here after many hours. Again, I have not poked around in your code. I did that with the Masonry slider and figured out some hiccups which I documented, but I simply don’t have the time to do this again. Please let me know. I sent you several links above in the private messages. Thanks.



    Enfold will load the right video format if the browser doesn’t support mp4. A flash fallback is not required because the flash player will use the mp4 file for the flash player. You just need to make sure that the webm and ogv version of the video is located in the same folder and shares the same file name with the mp4 version. I.e. if your mp4 video is called “demovideo.mp4” upload the ogv video with the file name “demovideo.ogv” and the webm video with “demovideo.webm”. Also make sure that WordPress stores all videos in the same upload directory. Sometimes WordPress creates a new directory (each month has a separate folder) and then the video url paths are different and Enfold won’t find the other video formats in the same directory.

    Best regards,

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