The state of streaming video on the Web is a bit of a mess, right now. The video is packaged in 3 different formats, each containing 4 different bitrates, to accommodate the widest range of browsers and bandwith conditions. And, despite all that effort, you still had trouble playing the video ...
Safari (desktop and iOS) should play the video out-of-the-box.
Chrome should play the video out-of-the-box. The Chapter-Selector menu and Closed-Caption button are available. The poster-frame doesn't display, but that's just cosmetic.
Firefox 47 and later will play the video out-of-the box. The Chapter-Selector menu and Closed-Caption button are available.
The only defect is that the captions are un-styled because of this Firefox bug.
Firefox 43–46 should play the video out-of-the-box, with two peculiarities.
Firefox 41 or 42 will play the video natively, with a bit of tweaking.
mediainto the search box.
media.mediasource.whitelistand double-click on it to change it from
You should now be able to play the video. The Chapter-Selector menu and Closed-Caption button are available, but:
In earlier versions of Firefox, the video needs the QuickTime plugin to play. The Chapter-Selector menu is available, but there are no Closed-Captions.
As far as I know, all other browsers require the QuickTime plugin (with its attendant limitations).
I believe that Microsoft Edge is able to play the video without a plugin, but I have not been able to test this.
To view the video on older browsers, you need to have QuickTime installed on your computer. Free versions for Mac and Windows computers are available from Apple. Moreover, since browser plugins are frowned-upon these days, your browser may require you to jump through some hoops to
enable the plugin and play the video.
Still having trouble? Questions or comments? Email me.