Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to ejp9441)
If they are flash-based videos then they won't work on the iPad as flash isn't supported. You could see if that site has their own app in the store, or there are third-party browser apps such as Skyfire, iSwifter, Puffin and Photon which 'work' on some sites.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to King_Penguin)
Thanks! Is there a way to tell if a given video is Flash? Do these videos come in other unsupported forms too, or is it only Adobe Flash that's a problem. Is there a move a-foot to migrate from Adobe video apps?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 11:52 AM (in response to ejp9441)
A number of sites now have their videos in HTML5 format instead (or as well as flash), which is supported on the iPad. If the video doesn't play then it's a fair chance that it will be flash.
A number of sites have their own apps e.g TV channels which allow you to play their content. Or those apps that I mentioned might work on them
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to King_Penguin)
Problem solved. Discovered when videos do not play, power off/power on the unit. Seems a little awkward to have to do this. Is it common to have to reboot to get things to work? Reminds me of the good 'ol Windows 98 days? I have the iPad3/4 16meg. Could I have a bad unit? Should I take it to the Apple store next time it hangs and ask them to make it play without rebooting?
So now I'm thinking we may never have encountered a Flash video. where would I find one to experiment with? Guess that's good news if I have to go out of my way to find one. Have not had problems with any youtube videos yet.