Using a service like YouTube is definitely easier... they take care of all the format issues that come up with video. Enabling video for iOS devices is a chore. The easiest way to embed video for these devices is to use HTML 5. But since you also probably want to support current web browsers, you have to do a few tricks. First you have to have two formats of the video ready to be served... Ogg and H.264. If I remember right, it's Safari and Internet Explorer that support H.264 and Firefox/Chrome that support Ogg. Then the code gets a little messy. Here is a tutorial I googled that I skimmed and looks like it has what you need: http://www.webmonkey.com/2010/05/embed-videos-in-your-web-pages-using-html5/ You might also look into Kaltura... it's open source video player and I believe they have a free option. It will give you a little more flexibility than youtube. -Meshack -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Anthony Baratta Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 7:55 AM To: bobm at dottedi.biz; thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Video and Mobile Devices Bob... Unless you have a streaming server the MOV file needs to download first before it plays. The FlowPlayer, I believe, can fake that. What I've been recommending to clients is that they host with YouTube and embed that stream on their sites (unless they are doing live streaming). -- Anthony Baratta I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back. --Richard Lewis -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !