Cross Browser and All Device Video Play With Just MP4 File

mp4 video file is all that is required for cross browser play Originally I was going to make this post about how to use the WebM video format that I now include on most all download pages.

However, in my testing, I found that due to recent browser updates, all that is required is a properly coded (h.264) MP4 video file. So all the WebM files I’ve uploaded in recent weeks can be used as fall-backs for older browsers but as I demonstrate in the following video, you do not need them.

Needless to say, I will not be rendering and uploading any more WebM formats to the download pages. This saves me storage costs as well as the time it takes to render and upload these large file types.

It also saves you time in having to download them then upload them to your s3 or hosting account as well as adding the URLs to your video player.

In the following video, I show you a Free WordPress plugin that you can use to play your MP4 video files across all devices and newer browsers.

The same can be done if your site is not WordPress but you will need to know how to code for CSS & JavaScript if your site platform does not have a compatible ‘plugin’ or module like for example JWPlayer or FlowPlayer.

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