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Youtube Videos

Hello there,
For the past 4 days for some reason youtube videos will not play in mobile devices, on desktops everything is in order. The player loads the video correctly but the video wont start. After a while a message telling if the playback takes to long please reboot your devices comes up. Tested with minimum player setup configuration on Samsung galaxy devices and i phone. They strange thing is that despite the fact that the video is loaded on a mobile device if auto start is set to true the player tries to auto play the video. The code i use is this.
<div id="myElement">Loading the player...</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
var playerInstance = jwplayer("myElement");
file: "",
width: 640,
height: 360
Tested on a clean page with only the library call on the head and the above code in the body. I don’t know if it has something to do with the fact I am using an ssl certificate.

3 Community Answers


JW Player Support Agent  
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Right now there is an issue with Youtube videos playing on mobile. In the next few months, we will be deprecating Youtube videos in the player so I cannot guarantee this issue will be worked on anytime soon.


0 rated :

After futher inspection i agree with your statement Heidi. On certain mobile devices over ios and android youtube videos wont play even with out the player.
Thank you for your answer.


JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

You are welcome, thanks for contacting JW Support.

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