I have a somewhat peculiar use case that has come up. We have some monitors in common areas that we’d like to experiment with playing videos on. They have a device that has a simple, seemingly Android based web browser. There is no interface to these, so there is no way to interact with the player.
So I started with a proof of concept where the player auto-plays, and then I send a notification to go full screen. The problem is the browser blocks the full screen request as it must come from a user interaction. Chrome in my test case, but I assume other browsers would do this to. This makes sense as allowing a script to do this is probably not a good idea, all things considered.
So, I think what I might do is try to create a player that’s a simply as big as the browser display area. I found this example that I think I’ll toy with to see if I can accomplish what I’m looking for. The URL to my application would contain a entry ID and maybe other options to drive the player, if needed.
However, I thought I would post here to see if anyone else has some good ideas around this. The experience could be similar to this functionality on YouTube.