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  1. #1
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    Hi, I've designed a website for a band that I play in, I am a complete novice and have never designed a website before, so please be gentle with me.

    I'm using Serif WebPlus X5, (apologies to all of you serious developers out there), I've designed a site that does the job and works well for what I need it to do apart from one thing.

    On one page I a video that I'm having trouble with, originally I put an AVI onto the website and our drummer moaned as he couldn't view it in Chrome.

    So I changed it to an MP4 and it plays in Chrome, Firefox and Safari but now doesn't work in IE consistently.

    I have a laptop running Windows 7 and IE 8 and it works, I have another PC running XP and IE 8 and it doesn't.

    Obviously the MP4 is more flexible in that it even plays from my iPhone.

    Ideally what I'd like is that my html could detect what browser a person is using and then play the relevant file.

    So basically IF Browser = IE then play video.avi ELSE play video.mp4.

    Any help or advice would be appreciated :-)

    Many thanks

    This is the section of html for the video that WebPlus X5 has created, (I'm sure there's stuff in there that isn't necessary):

    <object classid='CLSID:22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95'
    standby='Loading Player...'
    style="position:absolute;left:132px;top:189px;widt h:451px; height:287px;">
    <param name='fileName' value="video.mp4">
    <param name='animationatStart' value='true'>
    <param name='transparentatStart' value='true'>
    <param name='autoStart' value="true">
    <param name='showControls' value="true">
    <param name='loop' value="true">
    <embed type='video/mp4'
    style="width:451px; height:287px;"
    displaysize='4' autosize='-1'
    showcontrols="true" showtracker='-1' showdisplay='0'
    showstatusbar='-1' videoborder3d='-1'


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    Senior Member Webzarus's Avatar
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    Might I suggest a converter. Anysoft has a video converter that will convert mp4 to swf... Swf will play in any browser that can run flash, then google for video detection script, you should then be able to detect what player a user has installed and available to the browser and serve them the appropriate file. Mp4 for any apple product, swf for everyone else.

    Just an idea.

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    WDF Staff m3n0tu18's Avatar
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    I agree, In this case Flash is useful, its also compressed so the average user with poor internet connection will be able to still see it. Do you have a link to your current site so we can take a look at? It may help us fix the issue for you if you still encounter it. =)

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