Leinad4Mind wrote:The big problem to some, NOT ALL, apple products (ipad, iphone, mac, therefore "apple"), to fail on reproduce this content, is because phpbb encrypt their attachments.
I think you are confusing phpBB's hash of the filename, with encryption of file contents.
It's very possible for you and I to upload attachments with the same name. To prevent your upload from overwriting mine, phpBB adopted a hash algorithm that uniquely distinguishes your file from mine, while preserving the filename in the database. The contents of the file, however, remain unchanged.
To prove this, I started with "a.mp4". I then uploaded to my phpBB board, searched for the hashed name based on the real filename, and copied off that file from the /files directory. I renamed this file "b.mp4". I then create a third file by copying "a.mp4" to "c". I display these three files in:
No signs of phpBB, anywhere.
a, b and c all play in Chrome on Windows.
Only a and b play in Chrome on iOS.
If what you were saying is true, then b would not play on iOS, but it does. However, when the .mp4 extension is dropped (from "c"), we're dead in the water.
Hats off to stefd75 for getting to the root of the problem - iOS is looking for that bloody extension, despite being informed by the "type" tag just what kind of file it is.
I wonder, though, if there isn't a way yet to tell it to pay attention. There's a "media" attribute for <source>, and the Safari Developer's Library has all kinds of hacks...
I don't care what the fix is, as long as someone can drag and drop a file to their post, and have it play without having to muck with bbcode. Has to be a way...