I have videos in a directory which is protected through .htaccess. I want to deliver the videos by means of the <video> tag.

Here is an example:
protected video

Use test/test to login.

Without the protection the same video plays fine:
unprotected video

I've tried it with the stock browser and also Chrome. I am on a custom 4.0.4 ROM.

Am I the only one experiencing this issue? I couldn't find anything on Android's Bug Tracker.

  • It doesn't work for me in Firefox on Ubuntu either. I get "no video with supported file format and MIME type found". I don't think this is an Android problem.
    – Dan Hulme
    Nov 17, 2013 at 22:40
  • Works for me on Firefox 28 on Windows 8. On Chrome on my Phone, it seems to keep loading indefinitely... Same on stock browser (4.1.2). Nov 18, 2013 at 14:49

2 Answers 2


Both worked fine for me in Google Chrome.

I am using Mac Book Pro with OS X Maverick and the latest version of Google Chrome. On firefox ( latest version) it displays an error:

No video with supported format and MIME type found.

On safari it keeps loading. See the screen shot please.enter image description here

  • Thanks for your answer, but I was talking about Android. I thought it would be clear. Firefox doesn't support .mp4 h.264 videos yet, except on Windows.
    – TheLostOne
    Nov 18, 2013 at 14:17
  • Hello, No problem. I know you are taking about Android, I have just tried to check it in my computer to see if it works in there. I thought it might be a little information to help you with this. : )
    – Zeeshan
    Nov 18, 2013 at 14:21

The bug has been fixed in one of the latest Chrome Beta versions.

Here is the reference: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/20bd0b28f6467339e611311aaf241d7eab388578 https://codereview.chromium.org/405663002

------------------- my original answer below --------------------

The problem also persists on Android 4.3 and most probably also with later versions.

I've reported the issue on chromium's bug tracker and it has been confirmed: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=331876

There's also a bug report on the Android's bug tracker for the stock browser: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=43414

I hope this issue will get fixed soon.

  • This bug is still present. Actually it's present in all Android browsers except Firefox.
    – user61067
    May 20, 2014 at 5:04

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