Slow load time due to full-screen video


My website has a large full-screen video which runs for 30 seconds and is an 8mb mp4 file. I think the quality is already as low as I can go without it looking terrible so I'm not sure how I could make the file any smaller.

The website is loading pretty badly on speed tests, about 6 seconds. However, nearly all of that is the video. It doesn't actually bother me that much, because I have a static image behind the video which loads immediately and then switches to the video when loaded. Therefore I'm not really concerned from a user perspective, just for SEO.

Does anyone have any advice? :slight_smile: