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Streaming videos

I'm interested in switching over to you from Vimeo and have a few questions:

1. The default embed code I grabbed from a video I uploaded here streams in very low quality (video's name is "Guidance"). How can I choose which quality gets streamed from the player? Since this is an auto-playing background video this needs to be predefined.

2. My main use for videos is to display them on my site as auto-playing background videos. I noticed in the sources tab of my videos that I can get a direct link to a video. Then I can plug that into my the html5 <video> tag instead of using your player. Is this an acceptable way of doing ot? What's the right way to go about fullscreen background videos?


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JW Player Support Agent  
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If you use JW 8 it will allow you to playback HLS which will automatically adjust the quality. It’s currently in beta and will be released later this month. Otherwise you can purchase a Premium Subscription and use JW 7. We actually have a blog post about making a video background, but consider this: autoplaying video is now blocked in Safari and will be blocked in Chrome in January.

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