Improperly optimized website takes a long time to load. It is a huge headache both for you and for your visitors. You can make sure that FV Player will not be one of the things slowing your website down.
How to enable optimization
Go to Settings -> FV Player -> Integrations/Compatibility and enable Optimize FV Flowplayer JS loading.
Note: If you started using FV Player since version 7.5 or higher, this setting is enabled by default.
This improvement will make your score better by several points. The test is done on a brand new website with only FV Player installed and twenty-twenty-one theme activated.
PageSpeed Insights score before optimization:
PageSpeed Insights score after optimization:
Reduced Script size
Size of scripts before optimization:
Size of scripts after optimization:
What it means for the user
While it ensures that the website will be faster to load, and that FV Player will not block any other scripts from loading first, it has one drawback. FV Player will not be fully loaded until the user interacts with the website, such as an simple scroll or click.
If you absolutely need to have the video fully visible and functional at page load, you should keep this setting disabled.
The setting ensures minimal interference with page load, however the player will not put much strain on your website even with this setting off.