We share some of the best tools, resources, addons and plugins that will allow you to quickly and easily add video backgrounds to your site.
Today, we take a look at some of the best tools, resources, and plugins that will allow you to quickly add video backgrounds to your site in no time.
As well as some fantastic resources from Codecanyon we have also included a selection of free and open-source plugins (for theme and template developers) that will help you get the job done much quicker.
This HTML5 Video Player is ideal if you need to add a video player to your site. It does support video backgrounds and you can use either YouTube, Vimeo or self-hosted videos.
The Simple BG addon makes it very easy to create video backgrounds on your site. This script will the pick the best quality of video (either Youtube or native) to display in the background and also comes with a selection of control functions, such as pause, play, mute, and many more.
BigVideo.js has been built on top of Video.js which is a popular HTML5 video library. You can add different video types as a fallback, which is perfect for large browser support.
If you’re looking for a quick way of getting started with this plugin, you could follow along with this Codrops tutorial.
Vide behaves in a similar manner as BigVideo.js above. The background video is appended onto the page through a div with code written in jQuery. This plugin also offers an optional poster image which can be used as a preloader while the video buffers.
We hope you found what you needed to add a video background to your website on this list. For more plugins, visit Envato’s CodeCanyon.