Working with video

Video can offer a dynamic and engaging element to your PageCloud site. 

Supported Video

PageCloud supports direct uploads of Mp4 videos under 10MB in size. For larger videos we support a number of video hosting services:

PageCloud supports most video services. If you are unsure or having difficulties, reach out to support@pagecloud.com


Add video to your page - MP4 videos under 10MB 

  1. On your computer, find the video you would like to add to PageCloud.
  2. Click and drag the video from your computer directly onto your PageCloud page.
  3. Your video will upload and become an embedded object. 
  4. Click Save to save the page.

Only MP4 videos under 10MB in size are supported. For larger videos use a video hosting service such as Vimeo, Youtube, Wistia, Facebook or many more. 


Adding video to your page - External video services

You can add video from a large amount of external video services. Click the most popular ones below to see a walkthrough for the steps. 

Not seeing your video servicer here? Reach out to support@pagecloud.com


Change how a video is displayed

You can change how a video is displayed on a page to suite your design. 

  1. Select the video.
  2. Head to "Video" tab within the Editing Menu.
  3. Select a video display style:
    • Standard - Displays as a regular object on the page that can be adjusted in height and width.
    • Full Width - Video expands to fill the browser's width (maintaining aspect ratio). You can adjust the height only as the width is set to the full browser width. 
    • Page Background - The video expands to fill the page background. The height and width are based on the size of the browser.
  4. Click Save to save the changes.


Auto play video

Auto playing video when a page loads is a great way to instantly grab a visitor's attention. 

  1. Select the video.
  2. Head to "Video" tab within the Editing Menu.
  3. Click "Controls".
  4. Toggle on "Autoplay" (Desktop Only).
  5. Click Save to save the changes.

Video autoplay on mobile devices requires .MP4 videos to be uploaded directly. It is also dependent on the mobile device operating system. More information on autoplay video on mobile can be found here.


Mute Video

You can mute video to prevent the sound from distracting your site visitor. This is enabled by default on Full width or Page Background videos. 

  1. Select the video.
  2. Head to "Video" tab within the Editing Menu.
  3. Click "Controls".
  4. Toggle on "Mute".
  5. Click Save to save the changes.

Most web browsers do not allow for autoplay video to play sound. Even if your video is not muted in PageCloud, a browser may choose to mute it. 


Loop Video

Looping video can be helpful in creating a more dynamic site. Video set to full width or page background video are looped by default.

  1. Select the video.
  2. Head to "Video" tab within the Editing Menu.
  3. Click "Controls".
  4. Toggle on "Loop".
  5. Click Save to save the changes.


Create a video lightbox (popup)

You can create a link to display a video lightbox (also known as a popup) to help emphasis a video for your site visitor. 

  1. Select the object you would like to activate the video lightbox. 
  2. In the Editing Menu, choose “Link”.
  3. Click on the drop down next to “Link To”.
  4. Select "A Video Lightbox". 
  5. Enter the Video URL. 
  6. Click Save to save the changes.
  7. View live to click the object and display the video lightbox. 

Only Youtube and Vimeo videos support video lightbox at this time. 


Playback Controls 

You can show or hide the playback controls to allow visitors to adjust playback.

  1. Select the video.
  2. Head to "Video" tab within the Editing Menu.
  3. Click "Controls".
  4. Toggle on or off Playback controls. 
  5. Click Save to save the changes.

Different video providers support different playback controls. Common Playback controls include: Play, Pause, Volume, and timeline. 


Poster Frame - MP4 Video

A poster frame is a still image that displays before a video begins playing. You can set the poster frame of an MP4 video. External video services allow you to adjust poster frame images directly on their service. 

  1. Select the MP4 video.
  2. Head to "Video" tab within the Editing Menu.
  3. Select "Poster Frame"
  4. Click Upload image to choose a specific poster frame image.
  5. Click Save to save the changes.
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