Ideal film specs for opening page

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  • #67854
    benfield71
    Member

    Hello,

    Can someone advise me on the ideal film size and spec to upload via YouTube for use on the opening page of the Ladder theme, please?

    I’ve got a film running on the site I’m building but it takes a while to load and looks rather low quality. In comparison, the film from the Ladder demo loads rapidly and looks great.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    The blog I need help with is: (visible only to logged in users)

    #67990
    vivawpthemes
    Theme Author

    Hi Ben,

    If it looks good on YouTube should look good on the theme too. Note that Firefox has downgraded YouTube quality for now.

    Edy

    #67993
    benfield71
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks, Edy.

    I’ll look again at YouTube. I’m more concerned with how slow the film loads in comparison to the demo. What are the ideal specs, size and aspect ratio for the film?

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    #68002
    benfield71
    Member
    Original poster

    Hello again, Edy.

    Here’s the original film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_RUlqX9ZSg

    Here it is on the Ladder theme: http://brucemacleod.org/

    On the theme it is slow to load (fine on YouTube) looks stretched, dark and there’s a jump where the live action goes to a still. Again, this is fine on YouTube.

    Thanks again,

    Ben.

    #68023
    vivawpthemes
    Theme Author

    Hi Ben,

    Just checked it on your website and it is loading ok, it looks fine to me. It is dark because there is a dark overlay in the theme.
    If you want to remove the overlay on home page the css would be
    .home #overlay {display: none;}

    Edy

    #68211
    benfield71
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks for this, Edy.

    On the portfolio page, can you have less than eight images but still have them evenly spread out on the page?

    Ideally, we would like to use six.

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    #68213
    vivawpthemes
    Theme Author

    You can add this css code
    .portfoliopost: width: 33.33%;
    Edy

    #68218
    benfield71
    Member
    Original poster

    Great – many thanks for this, Edy.

    Ben.

    #68228
    benfield71
    Member
    Original poster

    Hello again, Edy.

    I need to revisit my first question about ideal specs (size and type) for the film on the front page. I can’t get the site I am building to load the film on mobile devices.

    Does the video element require a minimum broadband speed?

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    #68229
    vivawpthemes
    Theme Author

    Hi Ben,

    YouTube video backgrounds will not load on mobile devices, that’s also explained in the documentation. The theme will fallback to the slider in mobile devices, so you need to configure the slider as well.

    Edy

    #68230
    benfield71
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks, Edy.

    Apologies – I missed that part of the documentation. If I now congfigure the slider, how do I stop that loading as the homepage when viewed on a computer?

    Great theme by the way.

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    #68231
    vivawpthemes
    Theme Author

    If you have already entered the video url, the slider will display only on mobile devices.

    Edy

    #68232
    benfield71
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks, Edy.

    So do I just need to set up a slider page and the video will override it on computers, but default to it on mobile devices?

    Thanks, Ben.

    #68233
    vivawpthemes
    Theme Author

    Yes, just check the documentation regarding the slider, how to set it up.

    Edy

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