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    Steve keen on #20527

    I am a complete WP novice. How can I have mediapress upload .mov files and will the WP media player now play these files? .mov is so common thanks to the amount of apple products out there, it seems like madness to me that we can’t allow upload and. Play them
    Thanks

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    Brajesh Singh on #20528

    Hi Steve,
    Welcome to BuddyDev.

    I know it seems strange that .mov is not playable but there goes a lot behind it.
    mov is not a supported html5 playable media format.

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Supported_media_formats

    We use the default player that comes with WordPress, It is only capable to playing html5 supported media formats.

    There is a way that people use to make .mov files playable. It is done via transcoding. Converting one format to another.

    We do have a plugin that transcodes locally(It needs FFMPEG software on the server). This works for normal sites but it wont be a good idea for larger sites.

    You could use the transcoder from here
    https://buddydev.com/support/forums/topic/mov-format-video-not-playing/page/4/#post-17063

    Regards
    Brajesh

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    Steve keen on #20533

    Hi Brajesh,
    Many thanks for the quick reply and easy to understand explanation 😀
    I will try the plug in thank you
    Steve

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    Steve keen on #20534

    Hi Brajesh,
    I have another issue, mediapress seems not to work in safari when I test site functions on my iPad.
    Is this normal?
    Many thanks
    Steve

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    Brajesh Singh on #20558

    Hi Steve,
    I am sorry for the delayed reply.

    Can you please provide more etails. What kind of issue are you facing?

    Thank you
    Brajesh

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    Steve keen on #20568

    Hi Brajesh,
    sorry should have been more specific.
    It does not open the file folder in safari when i try to upload a image by clicking ‘select Files’ .
    I have tried it with chrome on the ipad and it functions fine

    Many thanks
    Steve

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    Brajesh Singh on #20577

    Hi Steve.
    Thank you for sharing the details. I need one more favour from you.

    1. Is it happening on activity upload screen?
    2. Can you please visit a single gallery and check if uploads on single gallery are working?

    That will help me greatly.

    Thank you
    Brajesh

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    Steve keen on #20619

    Hi Brajesh,
    The upload does not work on activity upload screen or single gallery
    regards
    Steve

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    Brajesh Singh on #20635

    Hi Steve,
    Thank you.

    It’s strange. I am aware of issues on activity page due to changing of the allowed file types but haven’t heard about this on single gallery earlier.

    Please allow me the weekend to explore it more and get back to you by Monday.

    Thank you
    Brajesh

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