(How to) Force Video to Play on iPad

A longstanding problem has existed regarding embedded videos on iPads. If the video includes audio, it (generally) won't play unless a user input (e.g. touching a control on the screen) occurs. The first frame of the video show, but nothing more.

I understand this is an HTML5 design issue, but it is noticeably worse on an iPad than on a laptop/desktop.

I have tried triggering various events and javascript for force the video to play, but no luck so far. Has anyone else found a workaround or solution for this?

 

 

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