Flash video streaming with "fall forward" to HTML5 video for mobile only


I’m looking to duplicate the video-embedding technique shown on revision5.com, whereby they show the flash video to all platforms where flash is available, and only show the HTML5 player on mobile devices.

Is there a browser-sniffing framework, or some other method available to accomplish this?

(let me know if I should post this elsewhere…)


Sorry, I meant http://revision3.com

This works in the reverse to what you wanted (HTML5 first, Flash as the fall-back), but that’s how it should be (as Flash shouldn’t be a requirement):

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/quick-tip-html-5-video-with-a-fallback-to-flash/ Hope it helps :slight_smile:

Thanks, Alex. Unfortunately it’s a requirement that I go the other direction: default to flash; only show HTML5 video to those without flash.

There’s a number of reasons why I need this, and would be happy to share if you’re interested.