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Wix Strip Video Not Playing

As a Wix Website Designer, I discover solutions for Wix website issues all the time. Here's another one: I recently discovered that a Mac OS Preference Setting under Accessibility for "Reduce Motion" was disabling Wix strip video backgrounds from playing.

I recently ran into an issue where my Wix Video strip backgrounds were not playing on my iMac, but seemed to work for everyone else. I am using an iMac running OS Big Sur 11.5.2 using the latest Chrome browser Version 96.0.4664.110 as well as Safari Version 14.1.2 and Firefox 95.0.2 (64-bit) – and the strip Video on my client's Wix website was not playing.


The issue seemed to be isolated to my computer, as others were able to test and see the video – I wasn't sure what was causing it. I'm on a high speed fiber direct ethernet connection with super fast download speeds, so it should load instantly. And, it did play in the Wix editor. Strange.


Well, the solution was this: I discovered that my Mac OS Preference Setting under Accessibility for "Reduce Motion" was disabling Wix strip video backgrounds from playing.

Reduce Motion Mac Preference Setting under Accessibility > Display
Reduce Motion Mac Preference Setting under Accessibility > Display

I had turned on "Reduce Motion" a few months back to see if it helped cure my dizziness caused by too mush scrolling and screen movement when on the computer designing or surfing the internet. This Accessibility "Reduce Motion" Mac preference setting did not seem to reduce any motion from ads or videos playing and splattering the screen on news or recipe websites, but it DID stop Wix strip or page background videos from playing!


Easy fix, and probably isolated to just me and maybe just a few otherr people who decided to try out that "Reduce Motion" setting!

Last note: I still wish that News, Recipe, and Blog websites would stop plastering their pages with slow loading and continuously loading ads that attack your eyes with movement and bumping the content around on the page. They're really unbearable for me and I usually quickly leave a site that has ads continually loading and moving the content around, it's obnoxious and it hurts my eyes! I don't see how pushing people away from their websites is helping with the bottom line. I will stay much longer on a website that is clean and doesn't have too many ads or movement on the page.



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