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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by wolfworx, Mar 27, 2008.

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  1. wolfworx

    wolfworx Thread Starter

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    Recently created a web page using Front Page that contained videos. After uploading to my web site and testing, I discovered that the videos would not run under Firefox. It did run properly under Internet Explorer.

    http://wolfworx.com/rsg/sboatvideo.htm

    Is there a way of putting videos in a web page that is browser independent?:confused:
     
  2. awatson

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    My guess is you're using an IE specific control to play the video. If you really want something approaching cross-platform, you'll need to convert the videos to a flash video format (flv) and put them in a player, similar to how youtube does videos - than any browser with Flash can play them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLV

    If nothing else, you can put a simple text link to the avi file, so that people can download and play it in whatever player they want.
     
  3. wolfworx

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    Thanks for the reply.

    BTW how do I specify a text link to an avi file that will run it rather than try to download it?
     
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