Want to autoplay a Vimeo video hosted on your website?
Then you are in the proper location. I will demonstrate how to automatically play Vimeo films on your website, whether you are currently adding them or they already exist.
How to Create a Vimeo Autoplay Embed
To create an autoplay Vimeo embed, follow these steps:
- Find the video you want to embed on Vimeo and click the “Share” button below the video.
- Click on the “Embed” tab.
- Check the “Autoplay” box.
- Copy the embed code provided.
- Paste the embed code into the HTML of your webpage or blog post where you want the video to appear.
Note: Autoplaying videos can be annoying to some users, so it’s important to consider whether autoplay is the right choice for your website or blog. Some browsers and devices also block autoplay by default, so it’s a good idea to test the autoplay feature to make sure it works as expected on different devices and browsers.
How to Autoplay a Vimeo Video Already on Your Website
To autoplay a Vimeo video that is already embedded on your website, you will need to add a query string parameter to the video’s URL. Here’s an example of how to do it:
- Find the URL of the Vimeo video you want to autoplay. It should look something like this: https://vimeo.com/123456789
- Add the autoplay=1 query string parameter to the end of the URL, like this: https://vimeo.com/123456789?autoplay=1
- Use this modified URL as the src attribute for the <iframe> element that embeds the Vimeo video on your website.
Note that some browsers, like Chrome, may not allow videos to autoplay if they are muted. To ensure that your video autoplay works as expected, you may need to add the muted attribute to the <iframe> element. Here’s an example of what that would look like:
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.