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Video Playback with HTML5

Hi,

After multiple tests and wondering what I'm doing wrong, I've come to learn that Unreal Engine does not support video playback when ported to browser, even though audio works fine. Is there a way around this? Or a plugin? Surely there must be a way to use video media in HTML5. Any ideas or experiences in doing this would be greatly appreciated, cheers!

Product Version: UE 4.21
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asked Jan 08 '19 at 09:26 AM in Packaging & Deployment

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avatar image nick.shin STAFF Mar 13 '19 at 07:58 PM

https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/764044/how-to-play-a-video-in-html5.html

multi-threading for HTML5 in wasm is just about there. we are now working on getting a number of items (multi-threaded rendering, file system, streaming, movie player, etc.) to work again in UE4.

stay tuned!

avatar image domridley_affari Mar 14 '19 at 09:16 AM

Hi,

Thanks for the update, this is great! I'm currently working on a project that would be video centric and would be great to have working with HTML5. Is there a rough time scale for this to be implemented into the engine natively? Or is it better to use tags or implementing the Mozilla Animating Textures library when packaged?

Cheers,

avatar image LuisTorrao Mar 14 '19 at 11:12 AM

I am also working on a video centric project for HTML5, as domridle_affari. I have the same question about the expected time frame for the multi-threaded video player. Also, is there maybe a branch on UE's github for experimenting with this sooner? Thank you

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