VideoJS not working on mobile

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I am using VideoJS to play videos served up from a fileserver. The files are in mp4 format, and work fine (using Flash fallback) on any desktop browser. However they do not work at all on mobile devices. For reference, feel free to check out:

I've tried to work the code around every which way I can think of to get it to work, but apparently I'm missing something somewhere. Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions?

More information:


  • Video is in mp4 format (H.264 according to MediaInfo showing video codec being AVC).
  • Multiple formats are not possible (there will be no more than 1 (one) "source" tag).
  • Video file is hosted in a file server without a filename. Browser gets the location, and gets a source type tag.
  • Server is IIS.
  • Server supports byte-range requests.

Attempts so far:

I will update with more information as I continue...



answered 6 years ago aberrated #1

In the great media wars flash has been eliminated from androids, thats why the webm file is a key component in videojs.The mp4 file must be converted into a webm file and both sources used. You can just upload the webm vid to fileserver as well and link both sources in the player. The filenames in the link to the server must end in .mp4 and .webm to be recognized.

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The quickest way to convert a mp4 to webm without software is to upload it to youtube, once the video is there copy the link and go to, then download the webm. Remember the highest quality webm file is not always optimal do to the size of mobile devices and slow internet connections planetwide. The video quality toggle on videojs is on the way though.

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