IOS YouTube WOES

I understand that IOS cannot be made to autoplay a video upon load (by using the autoload parameter for YouTube).

Is this an IOS issue or a Safari issue?

Is there any way around this?

See www.ajantico.com/movie_w_yt.htm
Richard KortsAsked:
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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
From research it appears to be IOS that is the problem.  I believe there may be a workaround using jquery.

There is this widget that claims to solve the problem:
http://danhounshell.com/blog/add-a-youtube-widget-to-any-web-site-with-jquery/

I can`t guarantee anything because I don`t use or support IOS but this looks like it is worth a try.

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Kyle HamiltonData ScientistCommented:
iOS doesn't support auto play for a reason. Not everybody wants your video to play automatically when they visit your site. If someone is sitting on a train and they don't wan to disturb other people, they should still be able to visit your site without their phone blaring out your content. That is just one example.

bottom line: auto play is almost always is a bad thing.
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
To kozaiwaniec

I see the point. But we have been doing this on this customer's web site since 2010 & to my knowledge, no complaints.

We are just trying to make it work the same way on the IOS devices.
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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
auto play is almost always is a bad thing.

I agree, but it is just one of the many ways to chase visitors away from a site.  If a developer is intent and forcing things on users, then there are probably worse thing.

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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
We are just trying to make it work the same way on the IOS devices.

Why?  The user chose to buy that device over others.  Therefore it is safe to assume that they like the way it does things.  They might consider the no autoplay to be a "feature".

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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
I believe it is inappropriate for experts to express their opinions about what is "bad" or "good", in a generic sense about a feature and to imply that any web site that does "this & that" is somehow inferior.
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Kyle HamiltonData ScientistCommented:
I believe it is inappropriate for experts to express their opinions about what is "bad" or "good"

Who are you to dictate what's inappropriate or what opinions people should be able to express? By that reasoning, it is inappropriate for you to voice what you think is inappropriate.

Just like a lawyer would tell you that it is a "bad" idea to sign something you haven't read, as a professional web developer I am giving you the benefit of my professional opinion, and that is that auto-play is almost always "bad". Take it or leave it - that's your choice.

And whether a website is "somehow inferior" for using said features is entirely your own inference.
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