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Oct 12, 2018

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Hi guys

Im currently using muse for my business website. This can be found at

Http://www.waltonsutherland.com

On the main page (desktop) is a video that loops however I opted to use a GIF as the lack of background video widgets that suit my needs etc.

Ideally i want the video to autoplay, loop with no controls and a gif version of the video seemed to be the perfect solution - however it now causes the webpage to take about 40 seconds to load which is obviously not good for conversions.

I would really appreciate any advice or solutions to this

Thanks in advance

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Help optimizing web content

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Hi guys

Im currently using muse for my business website. This can be found at

Http://www.waltonsutherland.com

On the main page (desktop) is a video that loops however I opted to use a GIF as the lack of background video widgets that suit my needs etc.

Ideally i want the video to autoplay, loop with no controls and a gif version of the video seemed to be the perfect solution - however it now causes the webpage to take about 40 seconds to load which is obviously not good for conversions.

I would really appreciate any advice or solutions to this

Thanks in advance

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Your link shows the wrong site!

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Sorry about that - www.waltonsutherland.com

Should be working

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IMO, that animated GIF does nothing positive for your web page.  The quality is poor, the excess bandwidth leads to unacceptable loading delays.  These days, if your site doesn't load in 3 seconds, you're in trouble.  People don't wait around for slow loading web sites.  They're gone.  And you never get a 2nd chance at a good 1st impression. 

Replace that GIF with an optimized static JPG that will communicate your message without all the unnecessary overhead.    A short JavaScript driven slideshow might be another option.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web.com

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Thanks for the advice, I have thought of this however we already have slideshows and the video adds a different dynamic and we're able to show customers a "behind the scenes" look however like you said the quality is poor and killing load times, which is why im trying to find a solution for adding the video in the background rather than as a gif that has to totally download before the webpage can show

KR

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You could try this but I cannot guarantee that autoplay will work in all devices. 

How to add video background in Adobe Muse

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