I am trying to get my website functionality to be able to play .m4v files that I upload. Right now I have http://www.bellavenue.org/video/0612am.m4v, but when I go to that address in Firefox, it merely prompts me to download the video. I want it to be more like MSNBC. Their link is http://msnbcpod.vo.llnwd.net/content/video/podcast/pdv_nn_netcast_m4v- 07-12-2011-185527.m4v and when you type it into Firefox, it pulls up Quicktime. How can I change my website to do the same thing?
See this link on embedding QuickTime Player into your HTML pages:
Why not use a better player like the JW Player?
Using QT player eliminated viewers that do not have the QT pluggin and/or the particular QT pluggin needed.
For sure you don’t want to directly download the file as you are now doing. It means that the viewer has to wait until the ENTIRE video file is downloaded before they see anything.
Same situation with the MSNBC file…. Don’t make me wait that long!
Progressive download the file. Use an appropriate media player so that the video downloads a little of the file and then starts playing while the rest of the file downloads.
Working example of JW Player playing an m4v video. All videos on page are m4vs:
Styles very nicely into the page.
For JW Player with play list:
JW Player with Flash detection provides much better cross browser compatibility and style ability than the QT player.
Now it's changed from:
to how to display video in an RSS Feed?
Two completely different subjects!
For one thing, the "Podcast" needs to completely download the file before it starts playing, while a Web page progressively downloads.
And for RSS feed a rss aggregator or news reader needs to kick in...
Been quite a while since I created this:
which works fine in FF but is now not displaying in IE... so I'm missing something in IE to allow reading .xml news feeds. It's late, I'm done for... if someone answers before I get back THANKS!