trying to play 360 video in Facebook Newsfeed on iOS?  

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trying to play 360 video in Facebook Newsfeed on iOS?

by 42VR » Mon May 11, 2015 9:42 pm

hi.
i finally got some test VR videos up.
they work perfectly with the Youtube injection and Chrome.
they look awesome in a FB post, and play within the Newsfeed when the URL to the video is posted...on a Desktop computer...
but for iOS at least...when someone taps the FB video post, it doesn't open and play within the Newsfeed like a Desktop browser.
it sends you to the Kolor Eyes website with the video player.
when you tap the play arrow, it asks if you want to leave FB...'Cancel' or 'Open App'...
'Open App' does absolutely nothing, and you're back to the same screen.
same for 'Cancel'.

this is one of the URL links on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/42VRPhotograph ... 9107725982

does Kolor Eyes hosting not play well with iOS FB...or is it mobile in general?

thanks,

randy
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Re: trying to play 360 video in Facebook Newsfeed on iOS?

by Cliquetsy » Mon May 11, 2015 10:02 pm

Probably mobile in general, have you ever seen hosted videos (meaning videos not actually uploaded directly on Facebook) from other websites (youtube, vimeo, dailymotion, whatever...) work in the autoplay newsfeed thingy? I haven't.

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Re: trying to play 360 video in Facebook Newsfeed on iOS?

by 42VR » Tue May 12, 2015 5:43 pm

yeah...it all works great on Desktop, but certainly not on mobile...iOS anyway...no idea if Android is any better!
even viewing a Youtube video with Chrome inside FB on mobile doesn't work.
even viewing the Youtube video in Chrome from mobile in iOS doesn't work properly.

viewing a 360 Youtube video embedded in a FB post when using the Chrome browser works perfectly...just like the Kolor Eyes embedded link on FB with ANY browser...but ONLY on desktop!

Google and Kolor and FB are going to have to fix this, if they want universal accessibility for their stuff.
but apparently FB will be deploying 360 video in the Newsfeed later on some time...hopefully it will include Youtube and Kolor as part of the compatibility!


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