I am having trouble inserting video into my website. Can anyone help me with this? Also, I am having trouble with browser compatibility for my menu. It is fine in Safari but not in Internet Explorer. The website is at tarxienscouts.org Thanks
What kind of video are you trying to add and what are you currently trying to do to add it?
Your menu is missing ending <li> tags which will cause IE to go into Quirks Mode and is likely causing any display issue. Run your page through a validator like this: http://validator.w3.org/ and take care of any errors first. If the display issue persists, then we can start looking deeper.
Quick note: A splash page as you have used is really not a good idea as far as search engine optimization goes and will likely result in your site being much lower in the list in any given search results than a site that doesn't use the splash page.
EDIT: If you want to have dummy links, use a single # as the link, instead of something like "Site Under Construction". Also, stay away from using spaces or special characters in page names. Use hyphens or underscores instead.
For the video issue, I have a video in .avi and converted it to .swf and tried to embed it by going into Dreamweaver>Insert> Media>SWF but it is not loading. Also, I would like to have a player with controls.
OK, you still have a bunch of errors in your code.
You have an extra </li> at around line 1247.
You have duplicated css in the head of your page that is making your code ridiculously long for a simple page. Any fixes I could give you would likely deal with part of that code, so you'll need to clean it up. I'm going into a meeting and likely won't be back on for a while. Someone else here should be able to point you in the right direction.
Also, make sure you take a look at your site on the validator I posted, the errors coming up on there will also need to be taken care of to keep IE out of Quirks Mode.
The link to your video is incorrect, or your video has been uploaded to the wrong folder. When I follow the link in the source to VIDEO0010.swf I get a 404 file not found error.
You need to go into your source code and delete the extra copies of your navigation menu css. From line 19 to line 739 looks like it would be safely deleted.
I've deleted the extra copies of the navigation menu css and it is still ok on Safari but not in IE. The file is now linked properly but I would like to have a player with controls and with video streaming instead of progressive downloading.
Line 19 needs to be deleted, it's just a left over ending style tag.
I assume you are talking about how the Contacts link in your menu drops to a second line?
You should look at creating a FLV video instead of a SWF as its a little more flexible with online video. You can then add a SWF player with controls. If you have Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Media Encoder can take your AVI file and convert to FLV.
Alternatively, and possibly the best solution for iTouch devices and everything else, is to use a media player - like YouTube or JW Player - http://www.longtailvideo.com/players . This takes some of the hassle out.
This link should help you: http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/jw-player/jw-player-for-flash-v5/ 12538/supported-player-embed-methods
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