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Saw today for the first time my webpages on an iPad. I noticed my MP4 Videos do not display. I get the play triangle button with a strike through.

Below is the code I am using. Can anyone suggest why it wont play on an iPad when it works fine on PC's and IE and Mac's with Safari. Should I use a different code?


<object classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" codebase="" width="478" height="266">
<param name="src" value="HopeTownHV.mp4">
<param name="autoplay" value="true">
<param name="controller" value="true"><embed height="266" pluginspage="" src="HopeTownHV.mp4" type="video/quicktime" width="478" controller="true" autoplay="true">
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I am having the identical problem with this code and the iPad2...

<object classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B"
codebase="" height="320"
<param name="src" value="">
<param name="autoplay" value="true">
<param name="loop" value="true">
<param name="controller" value="true">
<embed pluginspage=""
type="video/quicktime" controller="true" autoplay="true" loop="true"
height="320" width="400">

What is the best way to create video clips (as the above code does for Safari on any other Mac machine) for viewing with Safari on the iPad2??

I tried this next item with HTML5 <video> tag. I am told that this works on the iPad. Try it on your iPad and let me know if it works (mine has not yet arrived)

Thanks for any help!
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Use HTML5.

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Read up on the <video> element in HTML5. When you declare the element, you can set numerous <source> elements as children of the <video> element. These should ideally contain formats which cover all platforms. You can also have an <object> which provides a Flash fallback for browsers that don't support HTML5. A quick example of the code could be:

<video controls autoplay>
<source src="video.mp4" type="video/mpeg"></source>
<source src="video.ogv" type="video/ogg"></source>

<object width="800" height="600" data="video.swf">
<param name="movie" value="video.swf">
<embed src="video.swf" width="800" height="600">

<p>Your browser doesn't support any of our formats</p>

That should point you in the right direction. There's so much information available about HTML5 video.

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Oh, remember to set a HTML5 doctype if you're using that markup:


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