I've just updated my portolio site and one of the videos will not play over the internet even though it plays fine locally.
a quicktime logo and a question mark appear.
Its an mp4 just like most of the other videos on the site.
I've inserted all the videos in the same way and they are all in the same folder, so can't figure out why they all work except 1.
this video does not play
this one does play
thanks in advance for any wisdom shared
hi, thanks for reply
did you try both links?, this one won't work for me in any browser.
I've tried safari 5.1.1
Internet Explorer 8.0.7
Not sure why it doesn't play correctly when first downloaded.... but if you notice, the entire file is being downloaded before the player attempts to display the video.
This is a MOOV Atom problem, the atom being at the end of the file rather than the begininning. Several ways to switch that that movie atom to the front of the file, including opening and resaving the file in QuickTime Pro.
More info here:
I opened your web page from the link above but the file did not display, though it did download completely into my cache. From there I copied the file to a test folder and tested in a Web page on my local machine... played fine.
You might want to review and correct the MOOV atom issue and see if that helps.
Also with a 2Mbps video bitrate... it will take a pretty good Internet connection to download the video at that rate. You might want to consider using a lower bitrate.