I am told that iPad does not support FLV. My website has a link to YouTube video in FLV format.
Does the video have to be converted to say MPEG4, a format accepted by iPad? If yes, what action do I have to take on my page to allow for this, please
The best thing you can do is use something like Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) which has the Strobe player ( http://www.osmf.org/developers.html ) or FlowPlayer ( http://flowplayer.org/download/ ), etc to handle the video. There's free versions of both, and commercial. Then encode your video in MPEG4 (H264) and configure the player to detect the device and provide the appropriate video (MP4 99% of the time) with fallback to flash FLV when needed (really old browsers). Then you have all your bases covered.