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My website has a number of instructional videos that would be very helpful to be viewable on an iPad.

The video player is SWF, and the video itself is FLV.

Questions:

  1. Can I replace the flash player swf app with a different container that will play the FLV video content? Or...

  2. Do I have to also re-encode the video to a different format?

  3. ... and what would that format be?

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I will likely be using this: longtailvideo.com/players –  Ian Oct 20 '10 at 18:51
    
Looks like a good solution. –  John Conde Oct 20 '10 at 19:02
    
I'm in the process of evaluating html5 video players and JWPlayer is the front runner. –  Ken Liu Oct 31 '10 at 3:46
    
Ian, I just had a chat with the guys at IndexTank and they referred me to this page (as a proof that developers like you have been using their service). I am sure you have completed this project by now; as I do have a similar task ahead (and no programming experience) could you provide some assistance –  user7791 May 25 '11 at 1:05
    
@Max That was actually a different question than this one: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/5584/… If you want to post a question about your issue to this StackExchange I'd be happy to answer it if I can. If you are a non-programmer, you should consider hiring someone. Though, IndexTank is somewhat easy to get running. –  Ian May 26 '11 at 16:31
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You'll need to reencode the video and use HTML 5's new <video> tag. Fortunately it's backward compatible so you can use it and have it fall back to flash if the browser doesn't support <video> yet. The encoding most commonly supported thus far is H.264.

This site may help you get started as it has demos available.

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