HTML 5 Video not Playing on Mobile Safari

Published by John on August 26, 2019

I ran into an issue last week, where an autoplaying HTML5 video was working in all browsers and devices, except for apple devices, including the iPad, iPhone, and also desktop’s running Safari. Chrome, Firefox, Android, and other browsers were not affected. However, even when accessing the video directly, the iPhone would not play it.

After a lot of troubleshooting the encoding method, video tag, and a lot of other debugging, I determined that it wasn’t actually related to the server or video, but was because the site was using cloudflare. A simple htaccess update was able to fix this, although long term using a CDN to serve the video may be a better choice.

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Knightdale in Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in NC

Published by John on August 22, 2019

Knightdale is a very convenient place to live, as you can get to a lot of places, like Raleigh and Cary, in only a few minutes, as well as having some nice amenities. It is also one of the more affordable places to live in North Carolina, while having a reasonably high median income compared to a lot of other places in the state.

Since at least 2015, Knightdale has been in the top 10 of most affordable places to live and this year, was ranked at #7 in the list. The next closest to the triangle was Nashville, NC, which is at #10.

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Magento 2: Adding Support for Per Category Product View Updates

Published by John on August 16, 2019

Recently, while working on a Magento 2 site, I needed to be able to change the layout for products in a specific category. While there are a few ways to do this, such as a design update on the product page, I couldn’t find an easy way to do it via a layout xml update. […]

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Runtastic JSON Account Backup Data PHP Converter

Published by John on August 12, 2019

I’ve been using Runtastic to manage my kayaking trips for about a year now and their app is great for viewing information about your app on your phone or quick stats. However, I have a couple apps I like to use, like GPXSee, Viking, and Google Maps, so that I can play with the GPS […]

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WP Live Chat Support Plugin Vulnerability – Update Now!

Published by John on May 17, 2019

A bug was found in the WP Live Chat Support Plugin Vulnerability plugin that allows an unauthenticated user to edit a setting of the plugin. This setting allows the user to insert javascript code to the front-end of the website and was actively being exploited as of 05/17/2019 to add a redirect to a spam site.

If you are using this wordpress plugin, you need to update or disable it immediately.

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