#Add YouTube or self hosted video as a background behind any stacks content.
Play allows you to create a video background directly behind your stacks content, using either a YouTube video or a self hosted video.
##YouTube Videos The stack makes it really easy to use any YouTube video as the background, by simply adding the video id, obtained from the videos url at the YouTube website. Self Hosted Video Self hosted videos may reside either in your Rapidweaver resources area, or already be present on your server. The stack gives you easy settings to link to your video files.
##Fully Responsive Play will remain fully responsive regardless of your video size.
3 years ago
Play is rather incredible. It enables you to use a video background on a webpage. I am currently using it for a short looped video in a banner with a title overlay. To add a looped video clip to a webpage can be very effective and I am extremely happy with Play. I added my little .mp4 video to my Resources folder in my RapidWeaver site, which worked well but Play recommends also adding a .webm file so that your video plays across all platforms. I couldn't find a way to cheaply convert a 56sec video anywhere but found an inexpensive app in Apple's App Store that did the trick - The Video Converter. The other thing is to add an image to the Play Stack that will show when the video can't play due to time it takes to load, such as on cell phones. There's also the option to use a YouTube video and that worked beautifully but I didn't find the resolution as good as a self-hosted clip. Play is highly recommended.
4 years ago
A great solution to embed video in a creative way. Highly recommended!
5 years ago
So far, it's worked exactly as expected. :)
5 years ago
Used as the background for the website's video page. See it at www.paniolohale.org.