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HTMLHelp Forums _ Graphics, Flash and Multimedia _ mp4 Video Only Auto-Starts First Time in Session

Posted by: beau May 5 2016, 05:07 PM

I use the following HTML code which works fine auto-playing the mp4 in a modal window the first time in the session the button is clicked for the modal window.

<div id="modalwindowhelp" style="display:none;">
<center><img src="HELP WINDOW TEMP.jpg" height="400" width="1050">
<video controls autoplay>
<source src="whatever.mp4" type="video/mp4">
If you are reading this your browser does not support the video tag.

But if the user then leaves the modal window, then comes back to the modal window, the mp4 doesn't auto-play, it's necessary to click the "Play" button to start the mp4
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How can I modify the HTML so that the mp4 auto-plays every time the modal window is opened?


Posted by: lisas Feb 27 2017, 12:06 PM

Is the page closed or do they just open a new tab? If the page is closed it should play. Try using the loop attribute.

<video controls loop>
<source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
<source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">
Your browser does not support the video tag.

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