Facebook videos now in HTML5

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ipoddin, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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  2. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Good to know and thanks. Now if they would just fix the dang iPhone app to play videos we will be all set.
     
  3. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    This probably means that we will not see a native Facebook iPad app.
     
  4. StBDawg macrumors regular

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    I wish they'd also fix the Facebook chat. I'm still holding out hope they'll make a Facebook App, its so much easier just tapping the icon and being able to go right to my page without having to open Safari and type in the URL, etc....
     
  5. ipoddin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, we still can't UPLOAD photos or videos from the Safari app. So either Apple needs to fix this (should be easy to do) or Facebook needs to develop an iPad app. Right now, I use the iphone version on my ipad only to upload photos to my profile.
     
  6. JReynolds macrumors 6502

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    Go to your facebook page via safari and click the little + on the top left. Add the page to your home screen AND IT WILL INCLUDE THE EXACT ICON as the iPhone. I have facebook on my dock. I did the same thing with the macrumors site, it makes a nice little red apple icon.

    http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/b412/joshuaareynolds/fd77bbf1.jpg

    If facebook fixes the chat feature then an app would truly be a waste of time for them now that they are using HTML5.

    Excellent news.
     
  7. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    This is only valid for newly uploaded videos.
     
  8. JReynolds macrumors 6502

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    I didn't realize we couldn't upload pics or vids FROM the iPad.

    Sadly overlooked by Apple...again (or steve decided it wasn't necessary for some reason):mad:

    Hopefully the rumors about facebook integration in Os 4.0 will solve this problem.
     
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  10. IntelliUser macrumors 6502

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    Adobe, get your balls off the barbecue before it's too late!
     
  11. ipoddin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not exactly. I just viewed a video I uploaded two months ago.
     
  12. JReynolds macrumors 6502

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    Great find! I personally enjoy the safari version of Facebook but I'm sure they can/will do something amazing with an actual app version. Especially with all the new tools for them to use!

    I'm guessing we won't see a Facebook app for the iPad until 4.0 hopefully I'm wrong tho.
     
  13. ipoddin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  14. StBDawg macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure I read that he is working on the Facebook iPad App since the limitations were different. Why would he be excited about what he can do with the iPad if he wasn't working on the App?
     
  15. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    There is an app just for facebook chat in the app store.
     
  16. ipoddin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you read that?
     
  17. StBDawg macrumors regular

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    I'd rather be able to chat while I am on my Facebook page rather than have to exit Safari and load a separate app. I don't necessarily just get on Facebook just to chat but I like being able to chat with online friends while I am updating or looking at my friends status updates.
     
  18. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    It's not actually HTML 5. I looks more like it's h2.64 fed directly to quicktime.
     

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