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force iPad quality from smil or playlist

From another post (link below), when trying to use multibit files, iPad selects the first stream out of the smil or playlist and plays it. If the first stream out of the smil file is the highest quality and we want to use a lower quality, what is the best option to make iPad use the lower quality?

I ask, as there does not seem to be a way, through the API, to change the qualities when using a smil file.

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JW Player Support Agent  
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As Ethan mentioned, there is not a way to select qualities on iOS or Android devices with this.


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Then if we want to use a lower quality, we have to either:

1.) make the lower quality the first entry in the smil file or M3U8 playlist.


2.) detect iPad or Android and switch the URLs upfront, and provide a lower quality feed URL.

Thank you for the help.

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