Silver Sound Plus 3 years ago ios disables all touch events in the bounding box of an html5 video so long as the controls attribute is present (e.g. ). if i am creating my own controls that overlay on the html5 video element (or over a vimeo iframe) they won't work in ios. this all causes well known problems with drop down menus that overlap video areas. using the youtube api, you can disable the html5 controls; when you do this in vimeo (plus embedding settings), the vimeo controls are removed - but not the html5 controls attribute! please remove the html5 controls attribute when controls are set to 0, or provide a new option to do such.