jQuery Video Background Plugins 2017

Videos can be more impressive rather than simple text and images, if you are thinking of using video backgrounds for your websites and looking for some plugins to accomplish the task then you are at right place. In this article we have listed some of the best jQuery video background plugins which you can use to display your favourite videos to your visitors.

Following plugins are easy to use and are jam packed with plethora of functions and features to give your websites wings. If we have missed anything, please let us know by posting a comment below, we would love to update the list.

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1. Easy Video Background

Easy Video Background lets you add video in the background of your website with a single Javascript call. The script automatically picks the most optimal video format based on the browser where it is being run in. Furthermore it has a built in image fallback for mobile devices where it is not possible to have video playing as a background. When the HTML5 video tag is not supported, a Flash fallback will make sure the video will be visible.
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2. jQuery Video Background Plugin

jQuery Video Background plugin will place a resizable video in to the background of the page or designated element. Browsers that don’t support the HTML5 video element will get an image if a poster image was provided.

If the containing element’s width and height does not match the aspect ration of the video, the video will not stretch to fill the container but will render based on the largest dimension.
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3. Video Background Plugin

Video Background plugin allows you to easily add videos as background on your websites. This plugin is responsive and mobile compatible and also supports self hosted video and YouTube.
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4. Bideo.js


Bideo.js is a JS library that makes it super easy to add full screen background videos. The video element in use will automatically adapt to the container’s dimensions. It will also resize as the browser window resizes.
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5. Ultimate Media Background for jQuery


With this plugin you can display full screen video, images as backgrounds, and/or color backgrounds. This plugin supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, Dailymotion, and HTML5.

Just link UMBG’s CSS file to your html page and add jQuery and UMBG’s script file to your specific html page and set the options you need.
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6. Vidbg

Vidbg.js is a html5 jQuery video background plugin. When resizing is set to true (default) the video will resize automatically when the window is expanded or compressed. Video will play on desktops and laptops and will resort to the fallback image (poster) on mobile devices (tablets, phones, etc.).
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7. Easy Video Player


Easy Video Player is a powerful responsive video player that can play local videos, streaming videos from a server, Youtube videos or Vimeo videos. This player can play your videos in background as well.

It only requires the mp4 format (the best and most used format on the web) and it will work on mobile devices and desktop machines no matter which browser is used including older browsers like IE7/IE8, this is made possible by incorporating four video engines into the Easy Video Player, basically it has built-in a HTML5 Youtube video engine, normal video engine, flash Youtube video engine and flash normal video engine.
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8. jQuery YouTube Background Video

jQuery plugin that lets you create background videos using YouTube API. A wrapper for the YouTube API – Great for full screen background videos or just regular videos.
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9. BigVideo.js

This is one of the most popular jQuery video plugin which makes it easy to add fit-to-fill background video to websites. It can play silent ambient background video (or series of videos). Or use it as a player to show video playlist. BigVideo.js can also show big background images, which is nice to have for showing big background images for devices that don’t have autoplay for ambient video.
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10. Vide

Vide is a easy jQuery plugin for video backgrounds. All modern desktop browsers are supported.
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11. jQuery Tubular

Tubular is a jQuery YouTube plugin that lets you set a YouTube video as your page background. Just attach it to your page wrapper element, set some options, and you’re on your way.
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12. OkVideo


OKVideo is a jQuery plugin that allows for YouTube or Vimeo videos to be used as full-screen backgrounds on webpages. OKVideo aims to be customizable while making some basic decisions about how the plugin should control video. When using OKVideo, all videos will be served from Vimeo or YouTube based on a number of variables like browser, device, bandwidth, etc.

OKVideo uses the new YouTube IFrame API which does not require any Flash objects to be present on your website. This means that mobile devices will play video served by OKVideo. Content from Vimeo is served in a similar manner, although sometimes their videos will still be served in Flash.
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13. HTML5 YouTube Background

HTML5 video and YouTube gallery / background offers many customization options and special features like skip intro with cookie detection. Multiple layouts with optional playlist, clean video with no other screen elements, mini gallery and widget possibilities.
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