[resolved] mp4 video can't play on safari (1 post)

  1. m0nkeyb0y
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sharing this great solution to Safari users having trouble getting mp4 videos to play on your Safari.

    I have recently updated my Safari version to 5.1.5 (6534.55.3) and noticed that I can't play mp4 videos anymore. It just comes up as a black box.

    I've searched high and low to find out why this is happening. Apparently Safari has conflicts with the Quicktime plugin. Took me a week to find a solution.

    So I wanted to share my findings with anyone who experienced the same issue as me.

    1) Go to the following link and download the ClickToPlugin 2.6.3 version. http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/

    2) Double-click the extension file you downloaded and install accordingly.

    3) Here are my settings:

    - Show plug-in source as tooltip » Selected
    - Load plug-in if HTML5 conversion fails » Selected
    - Use HTML5 media fallbacks » Selected

    - Flip4Mac » Selected
    - Google Talk » Selected
    - QuickTime » Selected

    - Default media player » HTML5
    - Load media player automatically » Selected
    - Source selector » include media sources & quicktime player

    4) Restart Safari

    IMPORTANT: Make sure your Safari is not in 32-bit mode. Examine this through the "Get Info" selection when you right-click the Safari application icon in your Finder.

    Hope this helps solves your problem! I know how great it felt for me after being not able to view videos for the past 2 weeks.


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