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[resolved] HTML5 Support? (5 posts)

  1. TeeDev
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The Stream Video Player notes says it has iOS support which I assume means it has a non-flash player alternative. Is this HTML5 or some special iOS only support because I am not able to view Stream Video Player on Android devices?

    I guess my question is, can Stream Video Player work on devices without Flash support?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stream-video-player/

  2. rodrigopolo
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    This player was developed on 2008, the initial talks on HTML5 started on 2009 and until 2011 the HTML5 logo was introduced, HTML5 as of December 2012, is a W3C Candidate Recommendation as it says on Wikipedia.

    So, this is actualy a "If-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it" plug-in that just worked well using the original embed code designed for MP4 videos on iOS devices, it even works great on Internet Explorer without Flash if you have QuickTime Installed.

    The HTML5 proposal (for that is what it is) is getting serious just recently, FireFox posture to maintain a free video codec and not use the H.264 makes things complicated, Theora and Vorbis are not options that maintain good quality/low bandwidth from my perspective, Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer will playback H.264/AAC without problem, so...

    Which embedded code can be implemented taking into account compatibility and the idea of simplicity that this plug-in want to keep?

    I can switch the Apple proprietary embed code into an HTML5 alternative just to be compatible with Android, but would not be compatible with FireFox.

  3. TeeDev
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for getting back Rodrigo. It is indeed a tough question.

    However, I think the combined user base of Chrome, IE, Android and Safari over Firefox means an option compatible with those is a compelling proposition.

    As Android's install base is now bigger than iOS, is it still wise for us to only make sure things work on iOS?

    IMHO, if a solution works on Chrome, Safari, IE9/10, iOS and Android but not Firefox then this is superior to one which omits the biggest mobile platform altogether. Just my opinion.

    I wonder what others think..

  4. rodrigopolo
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The latest version 1.4.0 uses HTML5 to resolve the mobile issue, but on desktop browsers uses flash, added the option for ogv video

  5. TeeDev
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Excellent, I've just updated.
    Thank so much!

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