MediaElement.js - HTML5 Video & Audio Player
[resolved] Videos not playing in IE9 (5 posts)

  1. Ken Soszka
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I seem to get different results in IE9 on different PC's, but in both cases the video will not run. In one case the play arrow does not even show up. In the other case when the play arrow is clicked, the spinning dots just go on forever.

    The videos play great in Firefox and Chrome, and IE8. I have tried disabling my caching plugin, no luck.

    Am I missing something?



  2. Ken Soszka
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It looks like the issue with IE9 is only an issue when my videos are stored on Amazon S3. If I put them on my web server, in WordPress, they play in IE9.

    I guess IE9 doesn't like the link to Amazon S3? Does anyone have any ideas?

  3. drcrowley99
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I posted yesterday about getting this plugin to work for me on my hostgator hosted website ... still getting "no file with supported format or MIME type found". Any ideas?


  4. Ken Soszka
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi - YES! I searched Google and discovered something. In Amazon S3, for IE9 to know what kind of file your video is you have to specify the Content Type because apparently IE9 can't figure it out for itself. In S3, highlight the video file, go to Properties, Metadata. There you will see:

    Key: Content Type
    Value: application/octet-stream

    Change the Value from "application/octet-stream" to "video/mp4", you will have to manually type it there. Save it and that's it - IE9 works. I spent way too many hours on this one..

    Here is what I found on Google:

    FYI - the author of this plugin seems to respond to questions here:

    There is a link to that on the main site, http://mediaelementjs.com/ after you go to the Support page.

  5. drcrowley99
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for responding!

    Not sure about S3 because I am trying to self host on the Hostgator server. I've gotten it to work for me on IE and Android, but still not working on Firefox (version 17.0.1).

    I'm using two <source> directives. One for mpeg4 and one for ogg. Also using an object directive to default to flash.

    I'm using the MIRO video converter to convert my large size MP4 file into a smaller .mpg4 and also a .ogv file. I checked the types using mediainfo program and they seem to be correct (found the mpeg file is type mpeg-4 using AVC and AAC codecs. The ogg file is in a OGG containger using theora and vorbis codecs).


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