Video not Showing up on Mobile / BG Video vs. Layer Video

This article covers why your video may not be showing up or playing on mobile devices.
And also explains the difference between adding a video as a Main Background vs. adding it as a Content Layer.

With Slider Revolution, there are two ways that video can be added to a slide:
When a video is added as the slide's main background:
  1. The video will always autoplay on desktop computers
  2. The video will never have any user-controls
  3. The video will not autoplay on mobile devices (mobile devices don’t allow this)
  4. The video can not be played manually on mobile devices
  5. The video’s “Cover Image” will always be shown instead of the video
When a video is added as a Content Layer:
  1. The video CAN BE played manually on mobile devices
  2. The video will ALWAYS show up on mobile devices
Additional information to help you decide what's best for your site:
  • A video can be “Full Width” for both options.
  • When added as the slide’s main background, all other Content Layers will always exist on top of the video.
  • When added as a content layer, the video layer’s z-index can be changed.
  • Why can't video ever autoplay on mobile?
    Mobile devices don't allow this unfortunately, as it's a restriction they've added in an attempt to save battery life. But the moment this restriction is lifted, we'll be on the case!