can you make an mp4 video on page disappear after it autoplays?

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Feb 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020

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I was trying to look up a code but could'nt find out how to do this if it's even possible.

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Community Expert , Feb 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020

I totally agree with Nancy's answer, if I come across a website that plays a video automatically, then I will never return.

 

But to answer your question, the video can be hidden using intricate JavaScript code as shown here: https://memberfix.rocks/hide-youtube-video/

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1.  Autoplay does not work on all devices and web browsers especially if it contains audio. 

 

2. Autoplay is widely regarded as intrusive and annoying. For this reason, many people block autoplay in their browser settings.

 

3. The use of Autoplay is not recommended.  Don't rely on it to start playback.  See the specs below.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/HTMLMediaElement/autoplay

 

4. If you make the video disappear, how will users access it again? 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
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I totally agree with Nancy's answer, if I come across a website that plays a video automatically, then I will never return.

 

But to answer your question, the video can be hidden using intricate JavaScript code as shown here: https://memberfix.rocks/hide-youtube-video/

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Oh awesome thanks for the link but the reason I'm asking is because I want it to play the video on a demo site I'm creating and the video is gonna play ounce then load the site, kinda like an intro animation. 

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Ok so I have an mp4 video file in my site folder that i have made and i want it in this code on dreamweaver html. What would i type to replace the youtube files that are in here? 

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You could try using javascripts setTimeout() and hide the videos container after a set time (obviously set the time to the length of the video, or  a bit longer), example here .

 

 

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Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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"What would i type to replace the youtube files that are in here? "

This is not an endorsement of what you're trying to do.  I think it's bad from a usability standpoint.  But to answer your last question, upload your MP4 video to YouTube and use the YouTube API that Ben posted. 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
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Youd could used 'ened' to detect when video is finished, see here

 

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Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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If you really need to do this then its best to check if the video has finished then hide it or remove it. I think that can be accomplished using some javascript.

 

Personally l wouldnt try to time how long the video plays for and then hide/remove it because there is a possibility of lagging which will result in the video being removed before it finishes

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