Putting WMV movie files onto web site
Posted on 2006-05-06
I was given some wmv files to put on a website for a friend. At first I just made a page and listed links to them, so when people click on the links Media Player opens up and starts playing them. This worked fine locally, on my hard drive, but when I uploaded everything to his site, clicking on the links opens Media Player but the movie won't play.
I tried embedding the movie into the page, and again it worked great locally, but wouldn't work after uploading to the site. The player would appear on the site, but the movie wouldn't load.
I also tried using a pointer wvx file and the same thing happes - works locally but not on the site.
The page used is in the same directory as the movie file, so there shouldn't be a problem of me putting the wrong location in, should there? I say this because when I just had them as links, they still wouldn't play.
Is there a certain way they have to be uploaded, or is this a problem with the hosting server settings?
Something I've just noticed, is when I right click on the link and choose Save Target As... the movie is saved but its size is only 5.7kb, when it should be 3.78mb.
I checked the file with my FTP program and that says that the full 3.78mb file is there in the web space. I uploaded it again to make sure, but it still saves it as 5.7kb.
What am I doing wrong?