MP4 File Request gets 404 error

Posted on 2004-11-24
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Last Modified: 2011-09-29
Hi Experts,

I am running a Win2K3 server and I have an MP4 file the customer wants a link to.

I uploaded the file and added the link to the ASP page.

When i click the link I get a 404 Page Not Found Error, even though the file has been uploaded to the server.

Then I changed the extension on the remote server to MP3, checked that link in my browser and it works.

This one is boggling me and can't seem to find any help when searching the web.

It seems like it would be some Mime setting, .htaccess or something, neither of which do i have much experience with.
Question by:tyminer
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Dave_Dietz earned 2000 total points
ID: 12668702
It is a MIME type setting.....  :-)

(liberally borrowed from the IIS 6 help files...)
To add a MIME type to a Web site or directory

In IIS Manager, right-click the Web site or Web site directory for which you want to add a MIME type, and click Properties.
Click the HTTP Headers tab.
Click Mime Types.
Click New.
In the Extension box, type the file name extension.
In the MIME type box, type a description that exactly matches the file type defined on the client computer. If you define a MIME type that has already been defined at a higher level, you are prompted to select the level where the MIME type should reside.
Click OK.

The MIME type to use for MP4 files is video/mp4.

Dave Dietz


Author Comment

ID: 12668922
Thanks Dave,

Works Great!

Expert Comment

ID: 30111112
Thanks... That also solved my issue....  

Expert Comment

ID: 36818856
Mine Too!

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