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getting broken link error for an mp4 file (Error 404)

I've uploaded the following video to my personal Internet Server. Our company owns the shown domain:


Anyway, the weird thing is I cannot download it with the http protocol, although I can indeed download it with ftp. However I want to be able to share this with friends without them having to log into the ftp, for obvious reasons.

Why am I getting a broken link error? (Error 404). The weird this is if I change the file name to .txt instead of .mp4 it downloads just nicely (but in text format).

I've tried in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari and get the same error.

Thanks for your help
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The problem is at the server end. Are you the server administrator? If not, speak to the server administator. If you are the server admin, you need to repost this thread to the Web Servers forum.
greghollAuthor Commented:
I have ftp access to the server, but other than that, I can't tweak things. Anyway, what exactly needs to be done to explain to the server administrator. What I "want" is just for my friend to be able to download the file and then play it with QuickTime. I suppose what is happening is something in the server is wanted to play the video "live" right in the web browser. Is that correct?

Thanks for your help!

What kind of server are you using?  Apache, IIS, etc...

This sounds like some type of restriction in your web server.
greghollAuthor Commented:
Yeah, it's probably just a restriction. It's not that important. We'll call it cased closed. Thanks for your help

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