03-24-2011 07:11 PM
I'm trying to play video through web works for playbook.
Here is the HTML code i use to play video.
It works on the browser but does not play video in the playbook simulator. Please help me as app need to be submitted within 31st of this month.
Or plese tell me how to play videos in playbook.
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03-24-2011 09:28 PM
HTML5 Video does not yet play in the PlayBook Simulator. There are a combination of bugs in the 0.9.4 beta that are causing this.
1) There are no codecs distributed with the simulator so it cannot play audio/video
2) There's a bug where locally packaged audio/video will not run in a WebWorks application. Remote audio/video works on the device, but not locally packaged content
Both of these issues are being addressed.
03-25-2011 03:07 AM
Thank you for the reply.
But isn't there any alternative ?
my application is almost complete if i'm able to sort this i can upload it to the app world.
What if i add all my videos to the server and stream it from there. Does this work ?
03-25-2011 11:28 AM
External video will not play on the simultor either because of the lack of codecs.
On the physical device running 0.9.4 it will run external videos, just not local videos.
03-27-2011 04:57 PM
Playbook simulator does not play video/audio but the actual device can play remote videos.
So if i send the signed .bar file through support forums will you be able to test the application for me.
03-28-2011 01:58 AM
I'm in the same boat. I'm trying to make a html5 alarm app, and am unable to test the sounds.
var alarm = new Audio("alarm.mp3");
What html5 audio formats work on the playbook?
What's your recommendation on submitting the app if the sounds are untestable?
03-28-2011 07:59 AM
App World isn't testing to ensure that every aspect of your application is working. They are mostly looking for violations of the submission guidelines.
As long as your app isn't completely inoperable you won't likely have an issue.