Apple choices are described here:
1) Audio and Video HTML. This page provides a link: 2)
" In Safari on iOS (for all devices, including iPad), where the user may be on a cellular network and be charged per data unit, preload and autoplay are disabled. No data is loaded until the user initiates it."
Thanks for your reply! I dont know if this is an autoplay issue, as I have buttons for "play"- the videos seem to play fine on iPad as well (minor glitches related to no preloading, ie lag, but the videos play fine.) I'm believe what I'm specifically askign about is this (quoted from your link):
On iPhone and iPod touch, a placeholder with a play button is shown until the user initiates playback, as shown in Figure 2-1. The placeholder is translucent, so the background or any poster image shows through. The placeholder provides a way for the user to play the media. If the iOS device cannot play the specified media, there is a diagonal bar through the control, indicating that it cannot play.
Like I said, I may just be too new to this to parse your answer... I'm asking if theres is a way to avoid getting this preloader, and to override the player controls that appear while the video is playing (the play, pause, etc buttons.)
It looks like they shouldn't appear automatically unless I set a boolean, but I have not done this, unless Edge does this by default?