I want to have some very brief videos in the slider: 1-2 second animated title slides. I have them in MP4 format, but the help for the widget says that only YouTube videos can start automatically. I don’t want to upload them to YouTube, and imagine it would be slower including a call to an external site in the page loading time. So I’ve added the short animations as GIFs and they play OK, but the timing is off. Sometimes the slider will move to a new slide, and the animation will already be in its end state. It will then loop back to the beginning and play before advancing to the next slide. This looks pretty glitchy.
The site is https://peckhamrights.org
My question is, how can I get each animation to play just after the slider advances? Is there some way to sync the timing of the GIFs with the slider? Can I force the slider to reload the image on advancing to stop it playing in the background? Or is it possible you’ll be adding the ability to autoplay MP4 any time soon?