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From "Shazron Abdullah (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-7708) HTML5 video playback in iOS is muted by ringer switch
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:34:34 GMT


Shazron Abdullah commented on CB-7708:

I'm afraid that HTML5 video playback functionality is not controlled by us, but by the UIWebView
component implemented by Apple (that we use), so I don't know how we can fix this.

> HTML5 video playback in iOS is muted by ringer switch
> -----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-7708
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: iOS
>    Affects Versions: 3.5.0
>         Environment: iOS 7, iOS 8
>            Reporter: Sterling Nelson
>            Priority: Minor
> We've got a Cordova based iOS app (targeted for iOS7 and 8) that plays back a fair amount
of media content as HTML5 video.  We've been having issues with video not playing sound for
some users.  I suspect some of the issues are related to device ringers being set to mute
(which does not seem to affect video playback in Safari), and would like to cross these cases
out.  From my perspective it'd be nice if behavior of the HTML5 video element in iOS WebViews
matched its Safari behavior.  
> I managed to get the behavior I would like by fiddling with the Cordova default view
controller, but I would rather not modify Cordova's controllers in place (in part because
it seems wrong, but mostly because we'd like to be able to re-build our Cordova app without
having to worry about modifying library files.)
> Is there currently something I should configure to have Cordova just do this for me?
I see that the Media plugin does something similar to this, but couldn't find anything like
it documented for video.  If this is not currently set-able, are there particular plans to
implement (or never do so)?
> We're using Cordova 3.5.0-0.2.7.  I'm happy to provide more info about the fiddling I've
done thus far.
> Thanks!
> Sterling Nelson <>
> edit: badly placed line breaks

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