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  • #72519
    Mary Pearson

    Hi Tom,

    I am still trying to solve the problem of my videos not showing up on tablets and phones. I have found a page with the solution for videojs but I don’t understand the instructions. Would really appreciate it if you could be specific as to what I need to do.

    One of my websites in question is http://caribbeanholiday.ca

    I have put the following code in GP Hooks After Header:

    <div class=”blue-border-box”>
    <?php if ( is_front_page() ) { ?>
    <center>[videojs mp4=”http://caribbeanholiday.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pool.mp4&#8243; preload=”auto” autoplay=”true” loop=”false” controls=”false” height=”360″ width=”960″]</center>
    <?php } else { ?>
    <?php } ?>
    </div>

    It shows up fine on computer but not on iPad.

    Instructions to make it show up on iPad are at http://coolestguidesontheplanet.com/videodrome/videojs/

    Can you tell me please, based on the info in the link above, what code do I add to GP Hooks, do I need to add code to header.php in themes, do I need to add to Custom CSS, do I need to add code via FTP somewhere?

    Sorry, I just don’t understand the instructions they give.

    Would really appreciate your help. Thanks!

    #72617
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Mary,

    Those instructions look like they’re for people who are including the videoJS script themselves – aren’t you using the WordPress plugin?

    If you’re using the plugin, then the above won’t work, and it’s up to the plugin to make the video responsive.

    Also, it seems the linked info is simply making it so the video responds in size as you re-size or browser or use a phone/tablet – is your video showing up at all on mobile? Or is it just a completely blank area?

    #72625
    Mary Pearson

    Hi Tom,

    Yes I am using the Plugin and there is an option in the Settings for choosing Responsive Video but it doesn’t work when I re-size my browser window on my computer, and in the iPad it just shows a black box, no arrow, nothing to indicate that there is anything there at all.

    #73029
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hmm, I’m afraid there’s not much I can suggest as I don’t have a lot of experience with the plugin.

    Is it actively maintained? Have you tried opening up a support ticket with then?

    Maybe try looking for some other HTML5 video plugins?

    #73105
    Mary Pearson

    Thanks Tom. The only plugins I have found are Videojs which has this problem of not showing up on tablets, and Featured Video Plus which shows up on tablets but keeps looping. I have opened several support tickets with both forums and can’t get a response. The looping is obviously a bug since people have been asking for a solution for 10 months. No support at all.

    Thank you for your help. Much appreciated! I will keep looking for another plugin.

    #75582
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer
    #75617
    Mary Pearson

    Hi Tom,

    Yes, I think I have tried most of theml. Secure HTML5 Video works perfectly with Safari and Chrome but has several issues on Firefox. They have a page https://wordpress.org/plugins/secure-html5-video-player/faq/ that addresses the problem but I’ve done as it suggests and it still doesn’t work. I’ve got a ticket in with them now.

    Here is a summary of the ones I’ve tried, if you’re interested:
    Featured Video Plus – loops
    Video JS – doesn’t show up on iPad but is Responsive!
    Flowplayer commercial – (to remove icon) $512 for 100 sites
    Easy Video Player/Wordpress Video Player (Noor) – shows FlowPlayer icon
    Advanced Responsive Video Embedder – NextGenThemes – only for Youtube, etc, not mp4’s
    JW Player (Longtail) – too complicated
    KVS Player – doesn’t work
    OS Media – unable to install
    Video Gallery 1.1.5 / Huge IT Video Gallery – must be Youtube or Vimeo
    WordPress Video Player 1.5.5 – Spider – only YouTube & Vimeo
    Stream Video Player – no
    vooPlayer – controls do not show up on iPad – just white box – waiting to hear from their support

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