Embed video does not play

Hi, I have a mp4 file, rendered in h264 codec, uploaded on my server.
I want to create a ibook widget with this video but it does not load and play the video. If I embed to inner html iframe from youtube all works fine. I don’t understand why it is not loading the video from my server?
Below is the code I inserted editing inner html

<video width="400" height="280" controls="controls"> <source src="http://www.pmbuy.ro/images/animatii/sexta.mp4" type="video/mp4"> </video>

The video don’t play in hype preview, not in the ibooks author preview, not on my ipad after I exported the ibook.
But I tested the video on ipad and android tablet and on both devices works fine.
Why it is not working in hype preview, and on ibooks after I export the widget?


It appears that the server is listening into where the video is being served from and is blocking certain situations. When hosted on a server (not previewed from the local filesystem or localhost), it works correctly: https://tumult.com/support/temporary/2016/testvid.html

One workaround for this is to create a barebones HTML file containing a reference to that video on the same server. You can then load an HTML widget with that URL as your ‘source URL’ within Hype.

The headers from the file are showing that a ‘playback session’ is being set, and only the first byte is being sent when previewing locally. I got this output from Safari after attempting to load this video in a local preview. In short, the server is doing weird stuff when it doesn’t detect that the video is embedded into something it recognizes as a ‘website’.

curl 'http://www.pmbuy.ro/images/animatii/sexta.mp4' \
-H 'Referer:' \
-H 'Accept: */*' \
-H 'Connection: Keep-Alive' \
-H 'Accept-Encoding: identity' \
-H 'DNT: 1' \
-H 'Range: bytes=0-1' \
-H 'User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/602.3.12 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/10.0.2 Safari/602.3.12' \
-H 'X-Playback-Session-Id: 820D13E9-4BEB-4C01-A0F6-59F95F0B9F8A'

The output from Safari’s inspector:

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Thank you. I moved videos to other server and now it works now fine.