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embedding video media files

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by clairetoche, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. clairetoche

    clairetoche Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone,
    I am trying to stream some windows media files (.wmv) from a normal http server and am having problems: they buffer the entire file before playing. Does anyone know if this is due to the server not supporting streaming or is there a parameter that needs to be specified to allow this?
    I have already specified the param 'autostart' but this makes no difference.
    Thanks for any help,

    Claire.
     
  2. cnelson04

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    I belive this has to do with the sever..I think. who is hosting you? Most free severs don't allow streaming videos...:( good luck. :)

    BTW welcome to TSG. Enjoy your stay. :)
     
  3. clairetoche

    clairetoche Thread Starter

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    Hi and thanks for replying.
    It's not a free server, it's www.myserverworld.com but I haven't been able to get an answer from them yet as to whether they do support it or not...
    Their FAQ section mentions Quicktime and Flash but of course they are supported anyway, aren't they? Since they are separate plugins that require downloading...

    I'll keep looking!

    Claire.
     
  4. Crimson_wake

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    Here's an idea.

    If you're paying for the hosting and it allows for streaming media, use an FTP to upload to your site. Make sure the file is in FLV if it's a video, and then use the flash button in your editor.

    I use CMS as well - e107 portal - and that's how I get my videos to stream online.

    Granted, the majority are very small. I'm trying to get a 4 minute one to work now (as I type this) and I'm hoping it will begin playing whilst downloading.

    Good Luck, my friend.
     
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