iphone video native play button position + autoplay

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30 Nov, 2012 11:15 PM

Hi everyone,

Loving the slider, it's working great for our purposes so far. I had two questions regarding using video in a slider on iPhone.

  1. Is there any way to have the video play after tapping the arrow image? Currently after tapping the arrow image, the <video> element gets created and then I have to tap the native video player play arrow to start the video. On iPad and desktop tapping the arrow image auto plays the video once loaded. Can this same behaviour be achieved on iPhone?

  2. The arrow is off center (the native one) - shown in the screengrab. Is this normal behaviour?

cheers and thanks in advance!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Dmytro Semenov on 01 Dec, 2012 08:13 AM

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    iOS doesn't support auto playing video, so after you click on play button and Vimeo iframe is added you need to press play one more time. Ref.

    The only workaround for this is to put iframe with video directly inside slide (without cover image), but then there might be issues with speed and touch navigation. e.g.:

    <div class="royalSlider">
         <!-- most likely you'll also need wmode=transparent to embed code-->
         <iframe src="http://vimeo.com/other_vimeo_stuff" />
         <div>Senond slide</div>
        <div>Third slide</div>

    The second arrow that you see is Vimeo play button.


  2. 2 Posted by james on 07 Dec, 2012 02:21 PM

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    Thank you for the reply Dmitry, greatly appreciated!

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