I've come across something weird. I have an mp4 video file that I would like to play automatically on page load. This video has to be played in full screen, but I don't like to use the full screen option because I also want a big title to appear on top of this. So my video is basically an animated background. I also don't want to place this as an image sequence because adding all the files is just too heavy for my folio.
The original video dimensions are 1280x720 px. I place the video file on 100% and hit the auto play button on the overlay creator. (I test this article quickly using phonedisk and preview on device.)
When I arrive at my article in the folio I get this obvious very low resolution preview (eventhough I have an image placeholder, or use a frame as a movie poster), and I have to tap this to start my video. Not normal?
But here's the thing:
When I scale the video down a little bit (say 15%) and preview again, it starts automatically (as it should).
I tried this out with another video file and had the same issue. When my video size is too large on my page (and it doesn't matter if I upscale this, or use a video file that's natively very large), it doesn't auto play.
Am I the only one with this issue?
I'm using CS5.5 and have the version 18 tools, previewing on the iPad.
I would crop your video in some film editing utility to fit within 1024 pixels of iPad screen. This should resolve your problem.
Or you can experiment with frame fitting options while placing the movie.
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