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Discussion in 'Software Development' started by Morania, Mar 15, 2004.

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  1. Morania

    Morania Thread Starter

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    I tried last year to get help using a streaming video clip on my web site. There were no answers.
    Does anyone know how to get a video clip to play from a web site?
     
  2. MustBNuts

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    I have several videos (family stuff) on my own website. They are .wmv's and will stream decently for a broadband connection. For those using dial-up, I have a note suggesting they download first for better viewing.

    All you have to do is reference the video file and make sure it's on the web server. The tricky part is the web server because most ISP's have a limit (mine is 25MB per email acct) so your vid has to be relatively small.

    Give us more info on what exactly you're trying to do...

    MBN
     
  3. Morania

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    I'm after the code to tell the browser to open a media player rather than just download the file. I have an avi clip in my server. When I click the link, the computer just starts to download the file into my temporary folder and then plays it using my default clip player when it's finished downloading. I know there is code to tell it open using a player but cant' find any that works well. I've been to a number of sites.
     
  4. MustBNuts

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    Okay, I get it. If I'm not mistaken, though, this is a browser setting....

    go to View>Explorer Bar>Media> then at the bottom you'll see media options, make sure there is a check by Settings>Play web media in the bar.

    Let me know how this goes,

    MBN
     
  5. Rockn

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    It will still download it unless it is streamed from the server.
     
  6. Morania

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    So you don't know the code either.
    I may just have to get some software that will do the job for me.
     
  7. MustBNuts

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    Rockn, not sure that is entirely true. Like I said, I have several wmv's on my site and when clicked on, they stream and play in the media bar.

    Now, they do end up being saved in cache (so subsequent plays will, theoretically, play faster), but they are not simply downloaded to my pc.

    MBN
     
  8. Rockn

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    It may look like they are playing but if you look in your temp internet files they are cached there....DOWNLOADED. To stream you need a web server running a streaming application.
     
  9. Morania

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    That's what I'm after. There must be a site out there with little bits of code that may be sent to a handy folder on my server.

    That media player in the borwser is specific to the browser, more successful in XP. The streaming I'm after is for all browsers and is only in need of Media Player, Real Player as its vehicle.
     
  10. Rockn

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    It's not a "code" issue, it's a server issue. You can't write code to make the client side app stream media.
     
  11. Morania

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    otherwise. They just don't have the exact instructions I need. My host can make any scripts happen but it has to have the right instructions.
    Thanks for the input.
    Gotta go.
     
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