Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Playing Youtube on iPad with HTML 5

There is this problem I am facing recently on my iPad while viewing youtube videos either in chrome or safari browser
- Video seek doesn't work
- If I try to move the video cursor video immediately stops playing and page needs to be reloaded
- And time remaining for the video is always at 0:00

This issue can be solved if video is viewed using HTML5
To enable browser to render video as HTML 5 element just append this string ";html=5" after the video ID

For example
if you are viewing some video which has URL like below

then just need to append html5 parameter as below;html5=1

Hope this solves most of the youtube problems for you on iPad

The video will start playing in HTML5 if it is available in that mode otherwise it will fallback to flash mode Tags;
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