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  • Hi

    When uploading video taken on my Samsung Galaxy S2 the video playback bar appears but I can’t play the video. The path is fine and if I open the file in Chrome it plays perfectly.

    I found this thread but it does not mention a satisfactory fix and I wondered if there was anything I could do to fix the problem such as install a different video player etc.

    I’m new to WordPress so be gentle with me.


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  • Unfortunately “old” android browser does not have full HTML 5 media support, although it’s webkit based.

    Things have changed with Android 4+ (ICS), since it basically includes a complete version of chrome as a browser.

    In a nutshell, it works for people with modern browsers and newer phones, I wouldn’t look for alternatives, let time work for you for a change 🙂


    Sorry but you have slightly misunderstood the problem. I am using the WordPress app for Android to add content to my website but when viewing th e website in Google Chrome the video does not play back but if I open the source video it plays just fine.

    This is why I am hoping that a different player could be installed that handles .mp4 video better. When the website is live my customer will be editing the website using an Iphone.

    The problem can be seen here


    I misunderstood indeed, sorry.

    You have an error in the html, edit your theme and use this instead:
    <video width="720" height="480" controls="" autoplay="" name="media"><source src="[link to video]" type="video/mp4"></video>

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