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Can't watch videos on iPad

Old 1st Mar 2014, 14:50
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Can't watch videos on iPad

Hi guys, ever since I upgraded my iPad to IOS 7 I can no longer see any embedded videos here on PPRuNe threads and other forums. I am using safari.

Any suggestion much appreciated.
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Old 1st Mar 2014, 15:15
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We have an ipad 2 running IOS 7.0.6 and I can run embedded youtube videos OK. The quality is nowhere near as good as via the PC, but that may be because I am missing something!

A google search shows that there's been a lot of complaints about this problem since IOS 7 came out.

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Old 1st Mar 2014, 15:49
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Can't watch videos on iPad

I knew this sort of thing would happen thats why i haven't even bothered downloading it!
Ive had lots of mess ups in the past
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Old 1st Mar 2014, 15:57
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I can get them on my ipad but sometimes on someone's post it appears blank then it will suddenly appear, I think it's due to the strength of the wi fi signal.
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Old 2nd Mar 2014, 09:50
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Have experienced something similar to this with a client after they switched to using Macs. The symptoms looked remarkably like a network connection error but it wasn't.

In my case it turned out that when watching videos on the Mac (particularly flv), the Mac client would generated HTTP Header requests for portions (blocks) of the video file from the web server that is serving the video. If the web server ignored those HTTP Headers and just sent the whole video file down the wire then the Mac client would often close the request.

Our fix was to install Apache mod_xsendfile on our web server.

Unlike in Microsoft land where the client is happy to start receiving the whole video file, the Mac approach has more finesse because it allows users to scroll forward/backwards (file seek) easier/quicker and is more sympathetic to mobile connections and data costs.

Unfortunately not all web servers on the internet support Apple's HTTP Header requests for video files.
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