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iPad: click on video to pause playback


On ipad, when a video is playing, is it possible to click on it to pause the playback ?
It is not working for the video on


3 Community Answers

Carolyn Ganon

JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

Hi Fabrice,

We chose to disable the on click pause functionality in the iPad. Since it’s a touch interface, we thought it would lead to unintentional pauses and disrupt the user experience. Clicking the screen only displays the control bar at the bottom. To pause on an iPad, you must click the pause icon in the lower left corner of the player.

You could overrwrite this functionality through user agent detection and writing the jwplayer().play() function into the onDisplayClick callback.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.


1 rated :

I know the reasoning is sound but the issue is on an ipad, iphone etc - the skin buttons are so small it becomes REAALY hard to use

Carolyn Ganon

JW Player Support Agent  
1 rated :

Thank you for your input. We always appreciate user feedback and thinking of ways to optimize our player performance. I will be happy to elevate this feature request to the product team to review. In the meantime, feel free to overwrite the functionality using the Javascript API callbacks to meet your users’ needs.

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