Websites that have a background video of a landscape on the front page?
February 8, 2016 4:39 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for websites that have an autoplaying, looping background video of a landscape on the front page, color or black and white both OK. I'm trying to work out the options with a website like this with a client and we are in search of additional examples. Thanks!
posted by circular to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
airbnb? At least sometimes.
posted by wintersweet at 4:40 PM on February 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

The Modern House has subtle animations on its main pages.
posted by srednivashtar at 4:50 PM on February 8, 2016

WSECU plays through a series of random (non-looping) videos, most of which are landscapes.
posted by quaking fajita at 5:03 PM on February 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

Not clear if you want actual landscapes or just photos in landscape orientation. If the latter, here's the WVU Libraries front page.
posted by MsMolly at 5:34 PM on February 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

Does the NYT's Best Cities to Visit count? Some are pictures, some are looping movies.
posted by AppleTurnover at 6:59 PM on February 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

Univeristy of Tampa has a looping video, but I'd recommend avoiding one if possible. HTML 5 video works well, but chews up bandwidth like crazy. Getting a YouTube video to loop seamlessly is nearly impossible (and costs the user more bandwidth). And neither works on mobile. Just a ton of headaches for little gain.

Maybe a cinemagraph is a better option for a landscape?
posted by hankscorpio83 at 5:52 PM on February 9, 2016 [1 favorite]

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