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RSS with JW Player on all devices?

The more I research this, the more confused I seem to be getting, so I just need to ask point blank.

What do I need to do to ensure that my live video can play on most devices? Namely flash and HLS/HTML5?

Best I’ve been able to tell, if you use XML/RSS as a playlist, JW Player won’t do fallback. They recommend using a JSON playlist instead.

But if you use MediaRSS (which I believe Wowza is), apparently HTML 5 can use it (as opposed to the m3u8 file?) but while it plays fine on the desktop, the iOS device is showing just a black box with a play button that seemingly does nothing.

I’m running Wowza in standalone mode and I can see the requests coming in from the PC, but I don’t see anything coming from the iOS device. So is there a proper way to do this or do I need to get into device detection via PHP and send different scripts for different clients?

ETA: Ideally I should be able to support blackberry as well (via download (?)). Initially I had them all working with JW embedded fallback but once I try to integrate the MediaRSS playlist, it all fell apart.

Try something like this:

<title>JW Player Fallback</title>
<script type='text/javascript' src='jwplayer.js'></script>
<div id='mediaplayer'></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
    'id': 'playerID',
    'width': '480',
    'height': '270',
    'playlistfile': 'http://[wowza-address]:1935/live/smil:livestream.smil/jwplayer.rss',
    'plugins': {
       'qualitymonitor-2': {}
    'modes': [
        {type: 'flash', src: 'player.swf'},
	{type: 'html5', config:
		'file': "http://[wowza-address]:1935/live/smil:livestream.smil/playlist.m3u8",
		provider: 'video'