View Video on Mobile

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I've uploaded a video as a file attachment and put the file's URL as a button on the dashboard.

The video downloads fine from the desktop site, but won't in Mobile view.

Is this feature not available for mobile? 

Thanks!
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Posted 11 months ago

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Hi Heather,

I've tried to actually embed a playable video on dashboards, using the web page widget and some simple HTML 5 markup. It works great on the desktop but for mobile you will be presented with a URL like my first screenshot below. However, upon clicking this link from mobile, you will be directed to a page where you can play/download the video. Would that work? HTML code below as well.

1) put the below code in a code page in QB--replacing my URL in quotes (src="....") with your video's URL. Call it something like "videoembed.html"

2) display videoembed.html page in a website widget in a dashboard page (copy the URL from the page preview and paste that into the web widget)

Let me know if you have any questions!

Charlie

Code page snippet:

<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html> 
<body> 

<video width="400" controls>
  <source src="https://mcftech.quickbase.com/up/....."; type="video/mp4">
  Your browser does not support HTML5 video.
</video>
</body> 
</html>

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Mobile 1: 


Mobile 2 (you can play directly in your mobile browser + download to your device via the button in the bottom right corner): 

(Edited)
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If you use :

<video width="100%" controls>

instead, the video will automatically size to the container so it will fill the screen whether it is desktop or mobile.