It seems that background videos can only be updated in Designer which means that when handed over to Editors they cannot update them. Am, I correct in this understanding or can they be updated by Editors? If not can you please add this ability as a double-click edit etc ASAP.
Did you find a solution to this? Having the same issue here.
@WebflowCommunityTeam or do you guys now a solution to this?
Does anyone else know a work around for clients to be able to change a background video?
Hi @kristianb, could using a Collection element with a video link work for your project ?
Hi @Pasint - hmm, I don’t think I can - doesen’t seem I can use the “background video” with an external video link I believe. Will have to upload one specifically in the “Designer” mode.
I looked a bit into this today as I have a project with similar requirements.
I tried to find a solution with Youtube, but it seems you can’t have a Youtube video behave like a background video (so hidding all the information on screen, video suggestions at the end with the “rel”, “showinfo” parameters).
The workaround I found is using Vimeo Pro (which comes at an extra cost). Here’s how you do it:
Add your video on Vimeo an remove all the displayed elements:
Create a Collection in Webflow in which you’ll add a Plain Text field. This field will be used to add the url of your video.
Embed your video like this:
Then you simply need to replace the url of the video with the dynamic element you created in the CMS. It’ll look like this:
And now you can change the video from the CMS.
But the drawback is that your customer needs a Vimeo Pro account, which could be problematic, I know.
It might work with other embeddable video players, like if you’re good at coding a similar setting using Video JS might be possible. But I’m not a Dev, so this is what I managed at my level
I hope that helps
That is actually a super nice approach, i’ll see if I can do something similar - thanks!
Ok. This actually works fine with a distributed Vimeo link. Still it would be really nice with a more dynamic feature inside Webflow - note to @WebflowCommunityTeam