Thanks Lucie, I will look at the workarounds. 
Right now I think we are going with uploading to youtube and embedding the youtube into sites.

I too about had a heart attack when I saw the youtube on the video player. I thought what did I do wrong? 

Hopefully the updates will make it all better.

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

YIKES!  Thanks for calling attention to this.  I've been creating a bunch of tutorials for Hour of Code and uploaded them and thought they were all working fine.
After your email I checked.. and found that the tutorials I had uploaded from Charlie's student (which were also loaded on Google Drive displayed fine.
and mine loaded from Google Drive behaved exactly like you said.
I found ONE way to do it. 
Did a lot of testing hoping that I could find an easier work around,  
But here is one thing that worked. 

-- Upload video to Google Drive  
or find video uploaded to Google Drive
- Make sure it is visible 
Then Open the video so it is in this state

then click on File  and you will see Embed this video

This gives you an Iframe embed code  that DOES work on mobile.

Like you said .. it is a lot of extra steps
but at least the videos are hosted on Google Drive
so you can actually take videos from Google Drive that kids can embed, where they may not have access to uploading them to You Tube
but it SHOULD not be so kludgy

Here is my test page.. test it on Mobile.. you will notice the difference between the two videos where I have used embed video  vs INSERT Video

on a similar note  (I am seeing a sign that Google is in the midst of some changes in the way they are handling video in drive..... go figure! 

I just noticed that even the INSERT VIDEO from drive videos have the "you tube"  logo... but dont actually show up in your You Tube uploads.
This made some teachers I work with NERVOUS.. they thought there videos were actually on You Tube

we found out videos from Insert Drive  do have a youtube address  like this
For example, one of my Google drive  hosted video has the following you Tube address

but is not playable from the you Tube address...
but the same video is playable from its actual address as a link from Drive and her it does NOT have the Youtube logo

All very strange and signs that Google is changing something... (imagine that)

Ignore the least part of that email if it sounds convoluted..    I will make a screencast to show how to embed the way I described in the first part of the email and share it
(and the screen cast will be useful ONLY until the next 'change" ) ;)


 working with Charlie MacFadyen student's  created a bunch of tutorials for Hour of Code and 

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 7:15 AM, Angelique Fairbrother <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I too was able to use YouTube. That is our backup plan. Was just hoping there was a fix. Uploading to YouTube  just adds another layer. 

Thanks for conforming for me.

Hopefully it gets resolved

Angelique Fairbrother
Apple Foundations Trainer
Digital Learning Specialist

On Dec 4, 2013, at 11:12 AM, Steven Davis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I just did a test with Google Sites... I did recreate your problem with an uploaded MP4 video to Google Drive; it would not play on an iPad2.

I then uploaded the same video clip to YouTube and inserted that into the site and it works fine. Would your students be able to use YouTube to upload and then insert into their sites? If not, you'll have to investigate the embed code for the Google site template you are using.
Here's the Google site test that I created.

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Angelique Fairbrother <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Teachers and students are using the feature in google sites to embed videos that are located in the google drive. To do this they use the insert function, select google drive, then video. The share settings are set to either public or anyone with a link.

When viewing videos on a mac or pc, they work just fine.

On iOS devices, there is a placeholder there, but the movies is not available. No error message is listed.

I looked on Google forums/message boards. There was a lot of chatter about playlists, but not embedded videos themselves. 

Ideas on fix or solutions? Any support would be appreciated.
Angelique Fairbrother
Digital Learning Specialist, FWSU
Apple Foundations Trainer

Steven Davis
Technology Integration Specialist
Bellows Free Academy
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