I'm trying to put a video inside a static block that will appear as a slide in homepage. Every video I try to insert comes out blank. The video uploads correctly, I've tried mp4 and flv video, but nothing. I'd like to avoid using youtube or vimeo iframe. Thanks for your help.
You will need video player to run the video, have you looked into this https://www.apptha.com/category/extension/magento/hd-flv-player-magento
And you can use this http://magento-flv-player.soft112.com/
I didn't use it myself but you free to give it a try