Video codecs supported

Hi !
Im using Glide for some time now, and i recently went Pro. New features are simply excellent,and we can do really great apps !

I try to include some videos in my app, and i wanna avoid to put them on youtube, as i can host them on my personnal server. I read in the doc that .MP4 videos only are supported, but i havent succeeded to encode a video to be replayed properly by the video option. Are there specific supported codecs ? I only get the player options, and nothing appears, neither on my phone or on the Glide editor.

PS : using video with a youtube link works fine.

Thanks for any tips :slight_smile:


I assume the link works if you open in it an incognito browser window?

yeah works fine :slight_smile:

Hmm, not sure then. I don’t know much about codecs, but H.264 would be my best guess for most reliable support. Do you have a link you can share?

This one for example ?

(quite interesting, doesnt even play in the forum)

It’s playing for me in the forum.

Could it be your browser? Which browser are you using?

Oh strange,it plays in a new tab. I use Opera

I’d stick with Chrome or Safari as those are the only 2 browser that will fully support PWA’s on mobile devices.

I don’t know how current this is, but just to give you an idea

1 Like

Strange that it works in an other tab ! But i’ll follow your advice, and stick with Chrome when Gliding then !

Thanks for your answers !

1 Like

Using Chrome Canary, not working

Tried with Chrome too, same result… I’ll stick with Youtube integration for the moment then :slight_smile:

1 Like

Hmm, works fine for me on Windows 10 chrome and Android chrome.

And have you tried to embed it in a Glide app ?

I haven’t, but I’ll try it out later today.

Change http to https. All links need https.

Hi ! Perfect !!! Could be worth an addition in the documentation to avoid silly questions like mine :slight_smile:

Thanks again for the investigation and solution !

1 Like

There is documentation regarding images, but not for videos.

I think Google has been slowly pushing for an https only web, so it’s generally good practice to use https whenever you can.

ah yeah, good to know for future hosted files !

1 Like