If you are using Safari on macOS, you may be unable to play certain presentations without changing a setting.
These are typically presentations authored in Adobe Presenter – where the status bar in the presentation will say Buffering, but won’t start to play.
Note This does not apply to viewing recordings in things like Panopto/Aston Replay, Kaltura, or Blackboard Collaborate Recordings.
You will need to amend Safari’s settings for Aston’s Blackboard.
- Click the Safari menu item, then Settings for This Website
- Change the Auto-Play setting from ‘Stop Media with Sound’ to Allow All Auto-Play
- Reload the page and the presentation will play.