8 jQuery & HTML5 Video Background Plugins

Videos could spread much more information than plain images and texts, which also grabs viewer’s attention straight away. Here are 8 jQuery & HTML5 Video Background Plugins that turns videos into beautiful full-screen backgrounds.

Youtube Vimeo Gallery Background

Youtube Vimeo Gallery Background could be used as video gallery, video player or a video background or any kind of showcase.



This plugin 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.


jQuery tubular

Tubular is a jQuery plugin that lets you set a YouTube video as your page background. Just attach it to your body tag, specify a YouTube video ID and tell it the ID of your content wrapper, and you’re on your way.


jQuery HTML5 video background

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.


OKFocus Video

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.


Easy Video Background

Easy video background is a simple javascript module that allows you to add video to your site’s background with a single javascript call. The script automatically chooses what video format to use and checks if your site is being seen from a mobile device and choose a lower quality video if so. It has also a flash fallback if user system doesn’t support html5 video tag.


HTML5 Video & Youtube background

HTML5 Video & Youtube Background is the ultimate video background for your website, supports both local video (mp4, ogv) and Youtube video. Additionally, flash fallback is inluded for older browsers that dont support html5 video.


Make an HTML5 video a background

This jQuery plugin enables you to very easily use an HTML5 video as a background to a website or any div.



  1. krish kashsays:

    You are providing a good collection of HTML5 plugins showcase! These plugins will help to starters and excepts for Jquary like websites. But I would like add one similar plugin in this list: http://www.apptha.com/category/extension/Joomla/HD-FLV-Player
    Hope this plugin helpful to your readers!!!


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  3. sadeghsays:

    thank you

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