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I have a 22MB video on my homepage but when the screen goes narrow, the entire div won't show, to prevent it loading slowly on a phone.

Is the page still downloading the video and just not showing (bad thing) or is the CSS display:none preventing it from downloading (good thing).

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  • Programming questions, such as this, are best asked on Stackoverflow. They are off topic here.
    – Rob
    Sep 20, 2016 at 18:21
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    @Rob This isn't necessarily just programming related... it's directly relevant to a webmaster managing bandwidth on a site.
    – MrWhite
    Sep 20, 2016 at 19:56
  • @w3dk The question is about what display:none; does which is a CSS question which is off topic here.
    – Rob
    Sep 20, 2016 at 19:58
  • Videos are a bit more complex than something like an image, since the browser might only download a portion anyway, unless it is "played" in its entirety. Also relevant: stackoverflow.com/questions/12158540/…
    – MrWhite
    Sep 20, 2016 at 20:55
  • if (is_mobile == true) { //do something } is your friend. Sep 20, 2016 at 21:04

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It is still being downloaded, and hidden, if you use display:none.

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  • Have you actually tested it with something like Fiddler?
    – wb9688
    Sep 20, 2016 at 18:20
  • @wb9688 - I haven't. I pretty much like the layout the way it is but might be considering making sure the video is super low quality or something.
    – Smaf Gal
    Sep 21, 2016 at 20:43
  • How can you avoid the video from being downloaded?
    – molerat
    Jul 17, 2020 at 15:11

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