> How to quick attach a background video in Drupal

  • Posted on: 4 November 2015
  • By: tihomiry

Having a video background gives you a lot of expression and dynamics to your site.
There a few ways to put your video as a background of your page layout.
1. Use Drupal video background module or similar. The thing is that it uses html 5 player and support only local video files. Also there is a limitation of 5Mb with make this quite useless.
2. Use a ready theme with a background video. This is the easiest way, but I did not find a good free one. There are some paid one that could be good choice.
3. Do some changes in your theme code to attach the video background without touching the Drupal core and engine. All happened in the HTML front-end content.

For the last approach you need to use external JS library or attach the video with embedded iframe.
Best choice is MP4 video uploaded to YouTube. This will allow you play large videos with good performance without affecting the performance of the rest of the site.
For this blog I did use tubular js. I did include it in the first parent of the page layout: html.tpl.php. Also did modify style.css to make font colors readable.
The video had been shot by me with Pentax k-5 and SMC Pentax M 50mm 1:1,7.

$().ready(function() {
                    $('#vi').tubular({videoId: 'X_KrIme7Cd4'}); // where idOfYourVideo is the YouTube ID.
                    });

URL: https://www.seanmccambridge.com/tubula/

You can find my last DSLR Astrophotography article in Bulgarian at page 76. I am sharing my last findings for this publication, Specially written for the Institute of Astronomy.

Satellites, cosmic trash or UFOs, the moving spots are everywhere on the sky. Typical satellite behavior is to reflect sun light. It should be yellow or white and could fade and shine due to its rotation.

If you have used DeepSky stacker to stack RAW files, maybe you have notice that the resulting image is poor of color saturation. This is because it has a higher number of bits then the display could show.

Last test from passed night put an end of the questions witch is better CCD or CMOS. My old CCD K-m fall back compared to CMOS K-5.

HDR stands from High Dynamic Range. In short it is the number of tones that compose the image. The larger it is, the best capability we have to see details in the bright and dark regions of a scene.

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