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Autoplay not working in HTML5 Player for mobile

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Started ‎04-24-2015 by
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Autoplay not working in HTML5 Player for mobile

by Ooyalan ‎04-24-2015 10:58 AM - edited ‎04-24-2015 10:59 AM (1,662 Views)

Symptoms

Autoplay not working in HTML5 Player on mobile devices.

Diagnosis

Solution

The "autoplay=true" Player parameter can be used to make the Player start playback as soon as it is loaded.
However, this parameter only works on desktop devices where the HTML5 Player is not recommended anyway.

On iOS and Android devices, because of OS limitations, playback can only start on a user interaction.
The reason for this limitation is to protect end users from data charges for video content they did not intend to watch.
If the autoplay parameter is present, it will be silently ignored on mobile devices.