The easiest way to play video in web-based environment is to use HTML5 video tag. Unfortunately it’s not widely supported across all devices due to the performance limitations of SoC as well as limited amount of borwser-supported video formats.
Sometimes we experience issues in long-time playback (video quality degradation after 2 hours), some devices do not allow to have more than 1 video tag at a time in the code and some devices do not allow to play video via HTML5 video tag at all.
How to resolve it
To overcome this obstacle we created
sos.video.play() function which is an abstraction over the native video players on each and every supported device. If you want to be sure that the video will work on each supported device, please follow the JS API documentation and implement mentioned function.
If you decide to use HTML5 video, please note the limitations below.
Where you can use HTML5 video tag:
|Tizen 2.4 - SSSP4||
|Philips P-line, Sharp, BenQ||On the latest version of the displays with android 5+ can be used HTML5 video tag|
DO NOT USE HTML5 video tag on the RPi3 as it's highly unstable due to the lack of performance
On RPi4 it can be used for 1 video, but the maximum supported resolution is HD
|Philips BDL4550D||Due to HW limitations, it is possible only to playback 1 video at a time with a maximum resolution of FullHD.|