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, 2012 at 22:00
  • I am using stock Nov 5, 2012 at 23:25
  • I tried now also with Chrome, and behaves exactly like Stock, it opens the html5 player which has tiny control buttons. Nov 5, 2012 at 23:27
  • Have you tried downloading it? IIRC there are download buttons on the right.
    – user13391
    Nov 6, 2012 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, 2012 at 18:08

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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. Nov 6, 2012 at 22:26
  • @AndreaZ What video app do you want it to open with then? Jan 26, 2013 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. Jan 26, 2013 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. Jan 27, 2013 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 Nov 10, 2012 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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