embedding a video as a background

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I would like to embed a video as a background object. I want it to autoplay when the page loads. And would like for it to parallax when it scrolls. Here is the site I got the idea from http://downtownfranklintn.com/ 
can anyone help me or tell me how to do this in the new editor?
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I have no idea how to do that in Websitebuilder but I took a look and to be honest the video ran in fits and starts, which I found very distracting. This could well be down to my download speeds and/or player I have installed, but then you would need to consider ALL your customers set ups that visit your website. I didn't check the links because of the jittery background and I doubt I would visit it again so, in my opinion, not something I would have on a website. But an interesting concept.
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Thank you Brian, and you mention a very good point. 
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Hi, Matt, I can't speak to Brians concern but the feature you are asking about is becoming a more commonly used feature with other website solutions.  Airbnb is the first company I noticed using it but interestingly they have removed it from their site.  I actually found it pretty engaging.  As a result, I asked if Homestead could offer it and was told that it was not available at this time.  Stock footage is available from companies like https://www.shutterstock.com/video/?kw=background%20loop&gclid=CjwKEAjwz9HHBRDbopLGh-afzB4SJABY5...  Some of the top website solutions like Wix and Square Space support the functionality so hopefully it will become a feature Homestead will offer in the future.
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Hi Matt, here is an interesting point that you should know about. Google as you know, seems to have almost total control when it comes to publishing website locations and listings. One thing Google dislikes is the special files such as slide show's and other .gif files that populate the index pages of many websites, Unfortunately, these files cannot be read by the Google Robots that scan the internet so website listing would not be found. Good luck. 
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