Video not playing in Facebook News Feed

Problem Statement

I have a page with OpenGraph tags to allow play a video in the Facebook News feed. Sharing the URL to Facebook appears to work, but the video does not properly play.

OpenGraph Tags

<meta property="og:title" content="Jamie McMurray Ready to Defend Rolex 24 Title"> <meta property="og:url" content=""> <meta property="og:image" content=""> <meta property="og:site_name" content="WEEI"> <meta property="og:description" content="He and his Chip Ganassi teammates are back together one year removed from winning a watch in the Rolex 24."> <meta property="og:video" content=""> <meta property="og:video:url" content=""> <meta property="og:video:secure_url" content=""> <meta property="og:video:type" content="video/mp4"> <meta property="og:video:width" content="300"> <meta property="og:video:height" content="300"> 

According to the Facebook Debugger, FB is picking up the necessary tags.


When I attempt to embed the page in Facebook, it looks like it's trying to play the video.

Video not playing in Facebook News Feed

But when I click the Play icon, it doesn't work.

Video not playing in Facebook News Feed

I haven't been able to find any guidance online as to why these videos aren't playing. I've double checked the tags, inspected the video codecs... everything looks like it should be working.

But it's not.

Any guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


Category: facebook Time: 2016-01-20 Views: 1
Tags: video facebook

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