Coursera has a html5 based video viewer that works on the android browser on Jelly Bean, but I would like instead to use the video app, in order to have full screen and better controls. On my Kindle Fire (first version) the Silk browser automatically opens the video with the video app and then returns to the html5 player when the video ends. Is there a way to achieve this on Jelly Bean?

I am using a galaxy nexus S but shouldn't matter. Thanks!

  • What browser are you using (Stock, Chrome, etc.)? – ZnewmaN Nov 5 '12 at 22:00
  • I am using stock – Andrea Zonca Nov 5 '12 at 23:25
  • I tried now also with Chrome, and behaves exactly like Stock, it opens the html5 player which has tiny control buttons. – Andrea Zonca Nov 5 '12 at 23:27
  • Have you tried downloading it? IIRC there are download buttons on the right. – R R Nov 6 '12 at 9:58
  • I would not be surprised if this was due to added HTML5 support in Android 4.0 where as the original Kindle Fire is based on Android 2.3 and was lacking in HTML5 support. – ZnewmaN Nov 6 '12 at 18:08

I just download the videos upfront and watch them with MX Player.

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    thanks, but I do not want to download the videos upfront. And if I download them, then I can just play them with the default video app. – Andrea Zonca Nov 6 '12 at 22:26
  • @AndreaZ What video app do you want it to open with then? – Ryan Conrad Jan 26 '13 at 0:01
  • any app would be fine, I'd prefer the stock video app but it does not matter. the point is that I do not want to download them upfront, but to stream them. – Andrea Zonca Jan 26 '13 at 18:21
  • I tried a random course on there, after I pushed play, I pushed the "full screen" button that is in the bottom right of the video and it went full screen and the buttons were a lot easier to use. – Ryan Conrad Jan 27 '13 at 0:54

Is the Coursera HTML5 player an app installed onto the device? If so, have you tried disabling it in the app settings menu?

From ICS, system apps could be disabled.

  • No, it is just embedded in the Coursera web page – Andrea Zonca Nov 10 '12 at 23:19

There are a number of unofficial applications in the market (Google Play, Amazon). I've also developed my own application: Coursera On The Go. A free version is here! Coursera On The Go Free

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