Video not playing on some browsers

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<video id="my_video_1" class="video-js vjs-default-skin" controls
  preload="auto" autoplay width="640" height="360"
  <source src="video/thedojoaffiliatesystem.mp4" type='video/mp4'>
So this is my code however it only seems to play on chrome and safari

can anyone tell me why and also recommend a fix/different code?

#programming #browsers #playing #video

  • Profile picture of the author David V
    Looks like your using the html5 code.
    Browser support is likely the issue for the mp4.
    This html5 test site will help you determine what will/won't work.

    You may need a fallback type like ogg or use a different method to deliver the video like JWplayer, etc... that provides multiple types and fallbacks. Just an idea...

    Just as a note:
    If your .mp4 file uses MPEG-4 compression then you want to convert it using the more efficient H.264.
  • Profile picture of the author Okenyon
    Using JWPlayer - thanks so much.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael71
    Take a look here:

    Can I use... Support tables for HTML5, CSS3, etc

    You need a fallback or different video formats to play in most browsers.
  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
    To cover all browsers, you need to specify multiple 'sources' (ie mp4 AND webm), and use Flash fallback for older browsers.

    Read everything on this page...

    Using the HTML5 Video Tag | LongTail Video | Home of the JW Player

    Your code should look similar to the example at the bottom of that page.

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