WMV Streaming without ActiveX

Posted on 2012-09-13
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Last Modified: 2012-09-17
I have a .Net site which now has to show a high end video which I've received in WMV format.

The actual video is very ggod quality and about 41mb

Using the tag below there is a ton of buffering as well as the first time request to load the ActiveX which I for sure don;t wnat.

WHat can I do to present this smoothly and with no activex prompt?
Question by:lrbrister
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asavah earned 2000 total points
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Easy solution: upload to youtube, embed youtube player into your site.

Playing videos with windows media player on your site is a very bad habit nowadays. Non IE users would have to install additional plugin to watch it, if I see it on a site I'd just close and never come back, seriously. Most videos on the web are shown by using flash-based technology. If you don't want to use youtube you may convert your video to .flv or .mp4 format (H264/AAC codecs) and embed your own flash player like JW Player or flowplayer.

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