What is the purpose of Video Not Supported?

why the “Video not supported” is placed between the opening and closing of the tag ?


I can not find a way to alter the video tag attributes so that the message “Video not supported” is shown. I only get the broken video placeholder in the same width and height that are specified in attributes. What must be done to see the text?

I am unable to complete the Video Not Supported section of the HTMl Video section. It looks exactly like the example, just with the text the exercises want.

</video src=“https://s3.amazonaws.com/codecademy-content/courses/freelance-1/unit-1/lesson-2/htmlcss1-vid_brown-bear.mp4” width=“320” height=“240” controls>
Video Not Supported

The duplicate /'s is there so you can see the actual text, and not the outcome of my text.


Did you ever get a reply or figure this out? I am having the same issue. Even went so far as to copy and paste thinking I messed up the address.

This question was asked, but not answered. Why do we put “video not supported”?

This also happend to me. It says " within the brackets" When you had to place it out of the brackets. they need to be more dicriptive .

This text will only show up if your browser cannot render the video. For the purposes of this exercise don’t worry about seeing it, as all the modern browsers should be able to load the video. Finally remember the text needs to be between the tags like so:

Video not supported</video>

The text “Video not supported” is called a fall back in case the browser cannot play the video ( in a case of obsolete browser) or poor network.


You have an unnecessary / at the beginning of the code - </video src… and an extra / at the end

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I am unable to see “Video not Supported”, even after the video fails to load due to bad URL provided by me.

I had the same issue but I came here and saw that Ajax4365… answered in early April. It seems it’s primarily meant for old/obsolete browsers unable to playback.

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Who is Francine?

If you wanna embed a youtube video DON’T use this tag. Use <iframe> instead.