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Ward 2012-10-02 08:09 AM

Vimeo videos in OmniWeb 5.11.2
 
Recently, Vimeo videos stopped working for me in OmniWeb 5.11.2, both embedded and on the Vimeo site: [LIST][*]Embedded: clicking the play button would result in "Ooops! Something broke. Please try again later." appearing in the video frame.[*]Vimeo site: clicking the play button would just display a key frame image.[/LIST]Switching to Firefox or Safari became my workaround ... until today.

I decided to visit this forum to see whether others were experiencing the same behavior. Comments in an old [URL="http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=19279&highlight=vimeo"]OmniWeb 5.11 Sneaky Peeks[/URL] thread encouraged me to experiment with various settings.

I eventually found the way to get Vimeo working for me on 10.6.8:[LIST][*]No browser spoofing -- just plain "OmniWeb".[*]Click the tiny "Switch to Flash" link below a video on the Vimeo site.[*]Refresh an embedded video page after switching Vimeo to use Flash.[/LIST]Here's the video I've been using in my testing:[LIST][*]Embedded: [URL="http://playingforchange.com/episodes/68"]Playing For Change | Teach Your Children[/URL][*]Vimeo site: [URL="https://vimeo.com/50316138"]Playing For Change | Teach Your Children[/URL][/LIST]I'm happy to have Vimeo videos working again, but I'm disappointed that Flash is working and HTML5 is not. Sigh.

-- Ward

P.S. It's interesting that the Vimeo site offers Flash/HTML5 switching in Safari 5.1.7 but not in Firefox 15.0.1.

P.P.S. Speaking of Playing for Change, check out the great Playing for Change Day video from [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrkWKdkN-CM"]Playing For Maine | Maine Academy of Modern Music[/URL] on YouTube.


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