Free Video Backgrounds

Download free background video loops for your website.

Captivating free background videos for websites

Find a free video background for your website from this eye-catching, curated collection of high-quality video clips made by talented creators. Level up from a static website and capture your website visitors’ attention with any of these beautiful website video backgrounds.

Use one or many of these engaging stock video backgrounds to portray the message, vision or statement of your brand. Let the video carry your content, not compete. Why not try out this web design trend and modernize your website with a free video background?

Website Background Video FAQs:

You are likely to have text, buttons or some kind of content over the top of your video background. Ensure you do not confuse the viewer or obstruct the legibility of the content with a few tips:

  • Make the color of your content contrast with the video
  • Overlay the video with darker or lighter hues to ensure text is clearly legible
  • Use videos that do not have audio, and do not add audio
  • Hide the video controls for a seamless background design
  • Use short clips that loop - try for a seamless loop where possible
  • Overlay dark or light screen
  • Overlay one of your brand’s colors
  • Use one of your brand’s colors that contrasting with the video as the text or button color
  • Pick a video that helps you achieve the purpose of your homepage

If you are loading the video directly onto your website ensure the file size is no greater than 6MB.

  • Resolution: 720p (1280x720) video with a low frame rate of 24 or 25 frames per second
  • Format: while there is no one format to rule them all, your best bet is either WebM (VP8) or MP4 (H264).

It is wise to choose a video that is limited in length as video file sizes can be quite large, and can slow down the loading time of your site. It is a good idea to use a short 10-15 second video or section of a video and turn it into a video loop to give the illusion of a longer video.

If loading video directly to the website use the following code:

  <video controls loop>
     <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
     <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg" />

If hosting video on YouTube or Vimeo etc use the following code:

<iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen src=""></iframe>

You can download from this collection of website background and website banner videos from Mixkit for free. Check out our license for more information.

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