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Free Video Backgrounds

Download free background video loops for your website.

Abstract red fabric flowing
Abstract red fabric flowing
Multicolor ink swirls in water
Multicolor ink swirls in water
Blue bubbles
Blue bubbles
Exploding Ink underwater
Exploding Ink underwater
Bubbling water in slow motion
Bubbling water in slow motion

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?

Aerial shot of calm blue sea
Aerial shot of calm blue sea
Surfer riding the waves
Surfer riding the waves
Forest in the mountains, aerial view
Forest in the mountains, aerial view
Clouds and blue sky
Clouds and blue sky
Road surrounded by mountains
Road surrounded by mountains
Conceptual shot of silhouettes
Conceptual shot of silhouettes
Closeup of a music console
Closeup of a music console
Conceptual nature / face shot
Conceptual nature / face shot
Abstract smoke textures
Abstract smoke textures
Pink and yellow powder jumping
Pink and yellow powder jumping
Man and woman doing aerial aerobics
Man and woman doing aerial aerobics
Highway traffic seen through drone
Highway traffic seen through drone
Man working on his laptop
Man working on his laptop
A guy texting on his smartphone
A guy texting on his smartphone
Yellow flower macro close up
Yellow flower macro close up
Green succulent macro close up
Green succulent macro close up
Wet flowers with close up view
Wet flowers with close up view
Sunflower, close up
Sunflower, close up
Close up of tree branches
Close up of tree branches
Abstract pink ink
Abstract pink ink
Abstract green texture
Abstract green texture
Ink swirling in blue tones underwater
Ink swirling in blue tones underwater
Pink and blue liquid
Pink and blue liquid
Orange abstract bokeh
Orange abstract bokeh
Bubbles rising in water
Bubbles rising in water
Single drops of water create ripples
Single drops of water create ripples
Small bubbles underwater
Small bubbles underwater
Drops of water falling in a puddle
Drops of water falling in a puddle

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" />
</video>

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

<iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen 
   src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GRonxog5mbw?autoplay=1&loop=1&playlist=GRonxog5mbw"></iframe>

You can download and use website background and website banner videos from Mixkit for free for both commercial and personal projects. Sound too good to be true? Check out our license for free website videos that allows you to use these videos for free, anywhere.

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