Media Player using Dreamweaver


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>
Rambeaux001Asked:
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c_swankyCommented:
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

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c_swankyCommented:
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.

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Rambeaux001Author Commented:
Is there a way to stream the video? or will the user still have to download and buffer?
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c_swankyCommented:
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
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