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YouTube Flash video to show on iPad

What can be done?



12:34 pm on Feb 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone,

I have a video problem I am seeking to troubleshoot and am hoping someone on here can provide direction:

01. I have a video that is directly linking to its YouTube channel. All videos are being stored here for the site.

02. There is some JavaScript being used to have the ready-video popup in a small window within the page. The user can then exit the video by clicking the x-button in the corner. There is some API thing going on as well, but I can't fully dig what's going on just yet. I am walking into this project to finish.

The video is great; however, it does not load on the iPad. I understand that Apple doesn't like Flash video, but I'm sure there is a workaround for this. I've seen video tutorials about how YouTube works on iPad, so there is something.

I was looking into HTML5 <video>, but I don't see a parameter that targets the specific YouTube ID URL. Unless...is there a way to find the original video file within a YouTube channel? Like an avi or mpeg?

Has anyone else run into this problem? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


5:05 pm on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

This is a good topic, since Mr. Jobs has vowed Flash will never be supported on the iPad. YouTube app? [apple.com]


10:50 pm on Apr 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I just left a post talking about this same issue.
how do we us, Flash Developers, deal when you are working on a Flash website and the client (who has an iPad2) asks you how is the site going to look like on that little device?
Is there a way to educate our clients who might be concern with the lack of Flash for the iPad? (since they magically think that everyone has one!)

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