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I embedded a video in the following URL: https://www.speurtochten.nl/over-ons/ I made it with Premiere Pro CC, exported it as H.264.

The code I use in WordPress: [video src="https://speurtochten.nl/sbsfilm.mp4"][/video]

I tried uploading several dummy videos instead (http://www.sample-videos.com/video/mp4/720/big_buck_bunny_720p_1mb.mp4), and they worked perfectly fine on the desktop AND on a mobile phone.

On my iPhone, I get "Error loading this resource".

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There are several potential fixes for this kind of issue. You do not mention the browser you are using, so please make sure you've tried on both Chrome and Safari.

  • iPhones have been squirrely about playing videos, make sure you've cleaned out your browsers. And restart your iPhone.

  • try a different iPhone. Yes, these sound obvious but as a longtime iPhone-r I always try these first.

If these first ones do not work then I suggest:

  • download the video to your iPhone, can you play it then?

  • make sure you have very good network connectivity

  • try an iPad or a PowerBook just to confirm it is not an Apple vs video issue. (Since this is an mp4 I doubt that, but it doesn't hurt to be sure.)

If you google "iphone won't play video" you'll see a large number of posts/articles about this odd iphone & video struggle. I doubt it is your video or your website, I'm betting on the phone first.

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