I agree XHTML is dead, yet you have remnants of it still present.
<ol> <li> Obsolete value for 'http-equiv':</li> <li> you can only have 1 character code encoding declared...you have two</li> <li> there is a ; in the key declaration which shouldn't be there</li> </ol>
Still invalid HTML5 coding. Still primary: "flash".
But I'm still having no problem in IE11. I suspect you have some sort of add-on or extension that's blocking the player. Disable all add-ons other than Flash (Tools, Manage Add-ons, Show, All add-ons).
Also, reset the "Advanced" settings to factory default (Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, Restore advanced settings).
Thank you Mister Neutron, I changed the coding to html5. Reset everything in IE. Now, the player appears in IE, but again, file not found. Nothing plays in FF now, but Chrome is OK.
Thank you Ethan JWPlayer, My server team says that the drop down list does not have video/mpeg fro them to select. I guess they don't know how to edit the file to add it. I sent an e-mail to my primary web site provider to check and if necessary, add video/mp4 .mp4 so I can check the three browsers there.
Thank you MisterNeutron , I have changed to your code and very much appreciate your and everone else's assistance. Now I have to push them to update the MIME type as suggested by you and Ethan JWPlayer and others. I"ll advise when that is fixed.
I as others highly recommend that you go to HTML5 and as correctly pointed out by Mr. Neutron get rid of *primary: "flash".*
The JWPlayer documentation states that the key for the JWPlayer should be placed in the head of the document... NO, it can easily be included after the declaration of the options for the JWPlayer and before it(JWPlayer) is instantiated.
In addition to progressive rendering you want to reduce the number of HTTP calls that your web page performs this also helps in speeding your page.
If I were you I would go with HTML5.1 as opposed to HTML5 coding; HTML5.1 will not only validate as 5.1 but but not as 5 whereas HTML5 will ONLY validate as HTMl5 and not as HTML5.1 several of the tags in HTML5 have been dropped in HTML5.1.
For the latest information as of April 9,2014 on HTML5.1 visit the following link http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/
To see not only progressive rendering in action but also a web site that validates as HTML5.1 visit my web site; www.starbase-alpha.com
I called the folks who support my test server again and they are unable to add video/mp4 .mp4 because their server console software is proprietary and in my opinion, therefore out-of-date. However, the current version of the web page code, as per the example above, plays in their computer's FF, IE and Chrome.
On my Laptop, it plays in Chrome but not in FF or IE, getting "File could not be played." They said that this is a local association issue on my Laptop, not with their server. So, I checked the association for .mp4 (MPEG-4) and it is associated with Quicktime. I tried changing its association to Real Player, Windows Media Player, AVS Media Player, VLC Media Player and still the same result in FF & IE, getting "File could not be played."
Maybe the people who host my live site can get the MIME entered/changed and it will work from there. I apologize, but, the saga continues.
Yeah, if it was Apache, you could just add a .htaccess file and be done with it. I know it is possible to add MIME TYPEs to a Windows/IIS server as well, but I have never done it before since I am already using Apache.