I have noticed a few of our topics don’t appear to be rendering MP4 videos recently (hosted solution). The content is embedded in a topic, and when you press play you can hear the sound, there’s just not visual.
I tried opening the URL in a separate tab and it prompts to download. I can download the video and play it (on Windows) and it appears correctly.
The only work around I have found so far is to edit the video (I used Camtasia), insert a second of “nothing” at the start of the video, then re-upload it, this forces Discourse to see the file as “new” content and for whatever reason it then seems to play.
Any thoughts on this? It’s not a one off, I’ve noticed it a few times now, but I can’t keep manually applying the work around, and it seems odd that different people would have the same issue if it wasn’t related to Discourse in some way.
Here’s a link to a topic with a video having the issue:
Here’s the link to the actual video from the topic:
Any help would be appreciated