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Does the new Media Framework work in HTML5 projects?

Hi everyone, I want to create a game for HTML5 and want to use the media framework. I found some posts from 2014 where they mentioned that the media framework does not work on HTML5 projects and now I wanted to know if this limitation still exists or if the MF is now available for HTML5 projects. Or Is there an other way to show movies in game?

Greetings Evil_Fischi

Product Version: UE 4.14
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asked Jan 10 '17 at 04:54 PM in Packaging & Deployment

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I'm afraid that we still do not have an HTML5 player plug-in yet. It's on the to-do list for this year, but it probably won't happen before GDC.

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answered Jan 10 '17 at 05:32 PM

avatar image Evil_Fischi Jan 10 '17 at 07:41 PM

thank you gmpreussner for the info ;)

avatar image ErrOrArts Aug 25 '17 at 01:14 AM

Hi there gmpreussner.

So what is the status on this issue?

I've tested it with the V4.17.1 In the editor and a standalone game and it worked like it should, but after packaging to HTML5 nothing happened (the video panel remained black) and I see no additional request to the video url in the firefox network tab of firebug.

Please, can you give some infos?

avatar image ErrOrArts Oct 30 '17 at 10:41 PM

Today I've got the email about the release of the new V4.18 Engine version and there are lots of improvements in it, also for the media framework, but unfortunately not in conjunction with HTML5. I've tested it today and the video streaming still doesn't work with a html5 build.

Any infos on this? Is it planned for the v4.19?

avatar image gmpreussner STAFF Oct 30 '17 at 11:28 PM

No update yet. An HTML5 based media player is on the to-do list, but there is no set schedule for it yet.

avatar image ErrOrArts Oct 30 '17 at 11:59 PM

Thanks for the info, gmpreussner! But that's a bit sad news for now. I've tested it also with the Unity engine and their MovieTexture is also not implemented for WebGL yet, but they have a workaround which works and I've made a Video Player with it with a html5 build. However, this workaround is not future save and Unity is not Unreal. So now I am a bit loss with planing my project further....

Anyhow, thanks again for your reply and thanks to all of the staff for the hard work and the fantastic Unreal Engine.


avatar image ErrOrArts Jun 16 '19 at 08:36 PM

Hi there gmpreussner.

Now its some time elapsed and I am still curious about the progress on this HTML5 based media player. ATM I haven't any UE installed, so I can't test it and I am not familiar with the latest updates since V4.18.

Are there any updates on this topic yet?

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