Debut Theme - Background Video no sound

Excursionist
14 0 6

I have uploaded my video to youtube. The video contains a sound. I have then linked the youtube video to debut theme front page. If i choose the style for the video with the option of " Image with play button " the sound is there. If i set the style of the video to " Background Video " ( which is the style that i want ) the sound does not play. Can you let me know if there is an option to enable sound in Background Video mode?

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Shopify Expert
539 24 102

That setting is on purpose. Nobody wants a background video autoplaying with sound. Don't do that to your visitors, it's rude.

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Tourist
20 0 1

Browsers simple does not autoplay videos that have sound, especially for mobile devices. 

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Shopify Expert
539 24 102

Debut actually does autoplay background videos, but it mutes them, rightly so.

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Excursionist
14 0 6

Hi Thomas, is there a way to unmute the audio?

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Shopify Partner
1 0 0

I am looking for the same solution.  Hoping to add a little toggle button in the corner that will enable sound.   I am good with starting background video muted, but I want to give an option to enable sound if they wanted.  Thanks.  

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New Member
1 0 0

Looking for the same solution as egghead

 

I was able to get the sound working by changing the html code in the section sitefiles from mute to soundon but now I want to add in a sound toggle that gives the option to mute...I know I need to jQuery but not sure how to do it with Shopify. Any help would be appreciated!

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