As a test, I have a simple static html page that includes an instance of the html5 video player. Rich snippet tags from schema.org have been used to identify to Google that this is a VideoObject, along with some other very basic rich snippet tags to identify the name of the video, etc.
My only goal was to confirm that Google sees the content as video, and will follow the path specified in video Source tag to confirm that the video exists and is playable. The video is streaming from a domain we own, and is not external to the page being submitted to "Search As Google" in Webmaster Tools. See attached image of "Search As Google" results.
There are two result panes: "How Google bots saw the page" and "How site visitors see the page". In both cases, the area that should have displayed the video is a blank white region with no video content.
If you paste the URL of the same page into any browser, the video appears and displays just fine. The html source of the page is at the end of this message.
My questions are:
1. Should I have seen video content in the "Search As Google" results?
2. How can I really confirm that Google sees and will accept as valid any videos that I submit using the same html structure?
Here is the image of the "Search As Google" results:
Here is the HTML source of the test page. Again, this is just a simple test to lay the groundwork for more robust page in the future:
<div style="display:block;margin-bottom:25px;" itemprop="video" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/VideoObject">
<h2><span itemprop="name">Greenbelt Review for Blackbelt</span></h2>
<h2><span itemprop="alternateName">Six Sigma Example: Greenbelt Review</span></h2>
<meta itemprop="thumbnailUrl" content="greenbelt-review.jpg" />
<meta itemprop="contentURL" content="http://six-sigma-examples.qsigmagroup.com/Download.ashx?Path=live9447&Key=green_belt_review_79e4330f-53dc-4ba2-a2c3-fa8d1ba93ea6.mp4&Bucket=dl.sto.flickrocket.com&PID=51044&CT=2" />
<meta itemprop="uploadDate" content="2015-07-07T08:00:00+08:00" />
<meta itemprop="expires" content="2099-07-07T08:00:00+08:00" />
<meta itemprop="height" content="240" />
<meta itemprop="width" content="320" />
<video id="VideoTrailer" width="320" height="240" controls>
<source src="http://six-sigma-examples.qsigmagroup.com/Download.ashx?Path=live9447&Key=green_belt_review_79e4330f-53dc-4ba2-a2c3-fa8d1ba93ea6.mp4&Bucket=dl.sto.flickrocket.com&PID=51044&CT=2" type="video/mp4">
<span style="display:block" itemprop="description">This is the description of the video.</span>
<hr width="100%" color="#FF0000" size="4">
<div style="display:block; margin-top:25px;">
Thanks for your help!