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I'm building a wordpress site using Layerslider as my slide builder. I’m trying to add some video to my slide using the HTML/Video/Audio option in the layers. I’ve uploaded the video (mp4) & it’s works but….it will not Autoplay even though I have set it to do so in the parameters. I have set the transition in at 2000ms. Do I not have the code correct or is it an issue with my host (Godaddy)?? Please help, thanks.

<video width=”640” height=”480” preload=”metadata” autoplay=”autoplay” controls> <source src=”/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CCT-Flip.mp4” type=”video/mp4”> </video>
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Did you compose the code above in MS Word or take it from your site?  Because the quotes above are Word "fancy" quotes and that will screw up the parameters.
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Thanks Jason, the quotes are normal html quotes, I checked. Some more info....

I have been using Chrome as my browser which gives me the above situation. If I use IE the video sometimes autoplays, but starts in the middle of the video and the background is all messed up. If I use Firefox I can hear the sound of the video trying to load but it doesn’t load. Please help.
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but starts in the middle of the video

That may indicate the moov atom is not at the beginning of the mp4 file.  

Run it through this tool:

http://renaun.com/blog/2010/06/qtindexswapper-2/

and then see if the results are better.
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Thanks again Jason. The application told me "Moov in proper place, processing not needed"
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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Now that we know the video is okay, try changing the autoplay parameter to remove ="autoplay"

That param is like the controls one...it's either present or not in HTML5
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