Discussion on Video & Parallax Backgrounds For Visual Composer


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Hi, in the settings for the Parallax Row Background it is only possible to set the background to cover and repat. Is there a way to set the background to ‘contain’? Couldn’t fix it with a custom class.

Setting the background to contain is possible. Aside from the Custom Class, you might also need to add .gambit_parallax_inner in your selector.

However, using “contain” in your parallax isn’t recommended as this will leave some white spaces on the edges of your images. But this will still depend on your preference. :)


How can I stop the video after first play in the background?

I want to make sure that the video should not play again. it should play only once.. how can I do that? Please clarify.

Hi there! With the current version, our Video Backgrounds will only loop the video, which is actually a normal behavior for Video Backgrounds. The video can’t be stopped after first play yet.

But with your idea, we’ll take it in our suggestions list and may possibly be implemented in a future update. :) Thank you and Kind Regards!!


I have a presale question. First of all, i really like the plugin. Exactly what i was looking for. I only need to know if your plugin can achieve something like this as in this website: http://quad.fr/

I would like to have a full screen homepage same as the website, and then just after the scroll, the video plays with sound exactly the same way as in the website. You will notice when i scroll up/down the video automatically stops when it is not in the viewport.

Can your plugin achieve something like this? Thank you

Hi there,

Unfortunately, our video sound controls are only to turn on or off the sounds. This kind of behavior may not be supported by YouTube or Vimeo videos. :(

What Video Background’s does is more likely adding the backgrounds, and not necessarily the transitions.

Hi, i just purchased the plugin, the settings are not loading for any of the elements the circle just keeps spinning.

I have uninstalled and installed and tried it on multiple pages, the element adds but when i click on settings it never loads. can you help please.

Hello there, mjrobb113!

A problem like this isn’t very likely unless the site is using a bundled (modded) version of Visual Composer or if there is any underlying JS Error in the page.

We believe that this matter is better handled in the Support System. We advise you to file a ticket and possibly provide a login. This will be very helpful for us to pinpoint and replicate the problem. :)

ok, thank you for your help

You’re welcome and we’ll look forward to help you there. Have a great day! :)

Hi, I have to create a video background fixed but the front textual layers moving over the video. I am using visual composer 5.0.1 and using use video background option with parallax simple 1.5 to 4 speed. But it fades the video. I was wondering if this plugin solves this problem. I was trying to work on the demo option available on its site link http://demos2.gambit.ph/parallax?preview. But I can’t find any option which could fulfil this requirement. Can you please guide me if this addon to visual composer will work so that I can buy this addon. Thanks Vineet

Hi there Veneet! I’m so sorry about the late response due to holiday break. :( About your inquiry, our plugin doesn’t support parallax for videos. We understand that our users would like this awesome feature, but we also care that this may also introduce some performance issues in their pages.

Though, we’ll implement new features given if we’re more than sure that it will cause no problems to our users. :)

Hi there,

I’ve just been looking through the past comments to find information on whether I can get a background video to stop looping and end on the last frame.

I see from one comment 9 months ago that you had added a feature to remove the loop:

“Thank you for the ideas. We just recently added up a feature where you can enable/disable looping. The disabled loop will stop on the last frame.”

But in more recent comments it appears the video now has to loop. Before I buy the plugin, can you please confirm whether I will be able to stop my video from playing and end on the last frame? My video is a very short clip and I want it to only play once..

Thank you for your help, Ella

Hello Ella! The current version can only loop videos. The disable looping isn’t implemented yet since we’re having problems on making it work consistently. I’m sorry for the bad news :( , but as much as possible, we want to deliver this feature fully functional minus the possible issues. :)

Hello I would like to purchase this plugin but first I need to know if I can self host the video ? Thanks

Hello! I’m sorry, but we do not support self-hosted videos at the moment.

Self-hosted videos may take up more space and loading time as this will require to upload the same video in different formats. But we’ll have an another look on this one and see if we can make any improvements if we implement this feature. :)

As possible, we want how the Video Backgrounds will look nicely and doesn’t clutter up the page at the same time. :)


dartco Purchased

Hi there, I submitted a ticket, I have VC purchased but in addition it came with my theme—I don’t have the design options or the background as a video row setting available, I believe that is what is causing these issues for my videos to not appear, unsure how to fix this

Hello, it will be best if you can send us a sample page so we can see better of what happened. When adding Video Backgrounds, all you just need is the Video Row Background from Add Elements. Design Options is not necessary. :)

Also, does your Video Background have a content in it? Normally, the Video Background’s height will depend on the content inside the same row. In order for Video Background to appear, you’ll also need to add top/bottom padding or empty spaces.

If you have any other question, I suggest replying on the ticket instead so we can help you better. :)