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    What format video to put on school website?

    For past years, I've been converting videos into .flv (and sometimes .swf) as that seemd to give most chance of people being able to view them on PCs/Macs/IE/FF etc. and uploading them to my school websites (mainly use Joomla and the AllVideos module for playback)

    But now, I'm getting feedback from pupils/parents saying they can't view the videos on their Ipads

    So looking for practical suggestions on how to move onwards

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    Well looking into the future how about using HTML 5?

    HTML5 Video

    or creating a school youtube account and uploading videos there, thats what we do.

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    If you dont have restrictions on youtube you can host them there and use
    Code:
    {youtube}heu37ej3qs{/youtube}
    in your AllVideos plugin instead. this works on ipads IIRC

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    I convert all videos to wmv format for use on the schools joomla website

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    I convert all videos to wmv format for use on the schools joomla website
    WMV wont play on an iOS device unfortunately.

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    Isn't mp4 pretty much the most widely supported cross platform video container? HTML5 video tags certainly support it. I'm sure you can embed mp4 video into a webpage without HTML5 support as well.

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    YouTube it and let them deal with it

    Both Flash and HTML5 video - will play on anything without issue.

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    If you dont have restrictions on youtube you can host them there and use
    We mostly block youtube in my schools on the curric network so we wouldn't see them in school

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    Well looking into the future how about using HTML 5?
    I didn't realise the coding was so easy and compact - I'll have a play and see what problems it throws up
    Ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    YouTube it and let them deal with it

    Both Flash and HTML5 video - will play on anything without issue.
    Funnily enough the head asked me about videos to put on the website as well. I was just curious as to what restrictions and set up you had for the youtube account? eg unlisted vids etc. I was thinking of making a school youtube account hence the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    I didn't realise the coding was so easy and compact - I'll have a play and see what problems it throws up
    Ta

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    The only problem you should have with HTML5 is users running older browsers so you'll probably want to include a couple of embed tags for them.

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    The only problem you should have with HTML5 is users running older browsers
    Ahh Just noticed that IE on XP won't handle it so that's a bit of a no-no as well

    Si

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    Simple HTML5 video player with Flash fallback and custom controls - Dev.Opera

    That youtube for schools thing needs to link with google apps groups, so every user in an approved group can authorise videos

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    Try the SublimeVideo, VideoJS or HTML5Media players.

    The first two will both fall-back to Flash on older browsers.

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