Solved

Media Player using Dreamweaver

Posted on 2003-12-01
4
582 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04

I am trying to have an MPG file play on a web page.  Below is the code that was written for it by Dreamweaver.  The Media Player box comes up when you type in the URL but doesn't seem to want to play.  You can hit the play button but nothing plays and it stops after a second.  I get an error when trying to play it in Dreamweaver. "Unable to find the plugin that handles this media type. Dreamweaver looks in both the “Configuration/Plugins” folder, and the plugins folder for each of your installed browsers"  The file I am trying to play is over 100 Mb.  Can you help me?

Thanks!

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>

<body>






<object classid="CLSID:22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95" width="320" height="290">
  <param name="Filename" value="S6_Movie.mpg">
  <param name="Autostart" value="true">
  <param name="ShowControls" value="true">
  <param name="ShowStatusBar" value="False">
  <param name="ShowDisplay" value="False">
  <param name="AutoRewind" value="True">
  <embed type="application/x-mplayer2"
pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Downloads/Contents/MediaPlayer/"
src="images/Movie/S6_Movie.mpg" width="320" height="290" autostart="true" filename="S6_Movie.mpg" showcontrols="true" showstatusbar="False" showdisplay="False" autorewind="True"></embed>
</object>
</body>
</html>
0
Comment
Question by:Rambeaux001
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
c_swanky earned 125 total points
ID: 9853740
Your code works fine, tested it.

100 Mb..... ouch... that will take forever to download and to buffer

Check out my post for compressing video
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Q_20810885.html

Other tips, if it really has to be that large break the video up into smaller clips of 25 mb each

0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:c_swanky
c_swanky earned 125 total points
ID: 9853792
Couple other things to check

1) Make sure the src path is correct  "images/Movie/S6_Movie.mpg"
2) If in doubt, place a short clip (1 meg) in the Movie folder above, change your code and test it through the url. Does it work?
3) What Operating System do you have on your machine?

The way you have it configured, it will start playing automatically.

0
 

Author Comment

by:Rambeaux001
ID: 9854177
Is there a way to stream the video? or will the user still have to download and buffer?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:c_swanky
ID: 9854268
You can, but you will need to set up a true "streaming" server (to find a hosting company that offers true "streaming" will be very expensive)

Sreaming servers:
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashcom/
http://www.apple.com/server/media_streaming.html


Detailed Info about streaming video:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/compare/webservvstreamserv.aspx
0

Featured Post

MIM Survival Guide for Service Desk Managers

Major incidents can send mastered service desk processes into disorder. Systems and tools produce the data needed to resolve these incidents, but your challenge is getting that information to the right people fast. Check out the Survival Guide and begin bringing order to chaos.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Button to go back 3 39
asp web application 3 38
PHP Web Development 6 21
Record locking on classic ASP 3 37
Developer portfolios can be a bit of an enigma—how do you present yourself to employers without burying them in lines of code?  A modern portfolio is more than just work samples, it’s also a statement of how you work.
Does your audience prefer people in photos or no people? How can you best highlight what you’re selling? What are your competitors doing, and what can you do that is different and unique from them?  Continue reading to learn how to make your images …
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question