Support » Plugin: MediaElement.js - HTML5 Video & Audio Player » Can't Find My Mistake – Help???!!!???

  • Today I installed this INCREDIBLY GOOD plugin after updating to 3.5.2. I quickly figured out how to include videos and tested it on IE / FireFox / Chrome and then….

    ….then I tested it on IOS for the iPhone 5 on Safari and that’s when I realized I’m doing something wrong.

    [video src="http://www.mySite.com/name20120923.wmv" width="530" poster="http://www.mySite.com/name20120923.png"]

    I’m down to believing that if I plan to be cross platform, that I’m going to have to re-render all my videos from .wmv to MP4 – is that the only way to be fully compatible with the MAC IOS and Safari?

    I checked and Safari – supposedly – is HTML5 compatible.

    Any guidance so I can find the error of my ways would be greatly appreciated.

    ArgosGP – confused by still happy with this plugin

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  • I am no expert, but from my reading, .wmv files are strictly microsoft nonsense, and should be avoided if you expect your work to be played on a variety of platforms. mp4, ogg, webM are the standards for HTML5. There are some easy to use codec converters for Windows and/or Mac so you can re-encode your video files.

    As a “political statement”, since year 2010 I have avoided everything to do with proprietary platforms, having been bitten hard by Apple and Microsoft nonsense. I only do opensource now.

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