HTML5 Video not Playing in Safari

I've been working on an HTML5 video implementation, but I'm having some issues. I've been following the guide at I have encoded .m4v, .ogv, and .webm versions of all of the video. Chrome and Firefox have no troubles playing the video. When I attempt to play it in Safari, it loads the video container, but not the video. You see a white space where the video should be, the controls, and the "loading" text. In Web Inspector's network tab, the video's status is "pending" and the mime-type is "undefined". Interestingly, I only experience this problem on the staging site, while it works fine on my local dev.

When I visit the video directly in the browser on local dev, I get the following output in the console:

Resource interpreted as Document but transferred with MIME type video/x-m4v. GET Plug-in handled load

Note that GET has a little red x to the left of it in the inspector.

My html code looks like:

<video class="html5-video" width="700" controls> <source src="content/videos/movie.m4v" type='video/mp4; codecs="avc1.42E01E, mp4a.40.2"' /> <source src="content/videos/movie.webm" type='video/webm; codecs="vp8, vorbis"' /> <source src="content/videos/movie.ogv" type='video/ogg; codecs="theora, vorbis"' /> Your browser does not support this video. </video>

Additionally, the video is ~20mb.

Any thoughts? Thanks!

-------------Problems Reply------------ turns out that the issue occurred because I was using .htaccess to password protect the directory. Interestingly, all browsers except for Safari would allow access to the video files. Thanks to those who helped!

Try encoding to mp4 and replace this file instead m4v format, update your code and run. Work's fine.

Category:html5 video Views:2 Time:2011-12-21
Tags: html5 video

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