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iPad won't play someTV video clips

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Feb 10, 2013 11:09 AM

Having problem displaying some video clips of TV shows. For example ew.com SNL clips just show big black box with no "play" button. Same site works fine on PC. Some video does play via the NBC iPad app. Workaround?

 

Would this work on an Android device?

iPad 2, iOS 6.1, iPad3
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,485 points)
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    Feb 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.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,485 points)
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    Feb 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

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