I'm trying to get a high-quality video to play when people land on the Home page.
Because on the home page, videos embedded in Shopify can't seem to go above 20mb, I'm externally hosting it on Vimeo. (I believe Product pages allow up to 1gb but not Home).
But on Vimeo, the external video links only go up to 1080p - which isn't great quality.
Is there a way to have high-resolution video on the Home page???
I’m here to help.
Thanks for reaching out and I appreciate you doing your own research on adding videos to your homepage on your store.
I did some research for you as well and I have some insight on adding videos to your store:
What is the name of the theme you’re using? You can check this by logging into the Shopify admin, clicking on “Online Store > Themes” and the name of the theme will be listed on the page there. I would love to know so I can point you in the right direction!
Hey again, Tim!
How have you been? Did the workarounds I provided earlier help you move forward with adding video to your store?
I would love to know!
@Tira This could also be on vimeo end, if they actually have a 4K version, and/or need more url parameters.
Also they didn't fully clarify if they are trying to do this with autoplay but that seems the intent, if they are trying to autoplay HI-Res I don't think defaulting to 4K autoplay on homepages should be encouraged or supported for performance reasons and respecting users bandwidth. Unless they can provide context like they are a movie store.
Thanks for chiming in, @PaulNewton. I agree with you, if the intent is to add autoplay videos, we typically don’t recommend this as some browsers will automatically block autoplay on videos that have sound. On mobile devices, like Android and iOS, autoplay is disabled by the operating system to save users mobile data.
Other reasons autoplay would not be recommended are:
Here is an article that explains more about Google Chrome muting autoplay videos that might help.
How are you doing, Tim? We would love to know if any of our solutions helped or if you were able to resolve this on your own.