10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2012 6:35 PM by garygj RSS

    GoLive CS2 file embed problem

    garygj Community Member

      I'm unable to embed a .mov file into a GoLive CS2 page.  However, .mpg3 files, including the controller, work perfectly.

       

      I appreciate any assistance.

        • 1. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
          Community Member

          What error message do you receive?

           

          Where are you observing the inability to embed MOV? In the browser? In GoLive?

          • 2. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
            garygj Community Member

            Thank you for your reply ...

             

            I've tried both GoLive 6.01  and CSs -- I guess that I just do not

            understand the procedure.

             

            I would prefer using 6.01 (That's been my choice for making webpage for a

            number of years (working with a Mac).

             

            http://www.thestudionews.com/ppwtodayaudio33012.html

            http://www.thestudionews.com/ppwtodayfnl.html

            http://www.thestudionews.com/mtpsuzette12a.html

             

            I have GoLive CS2 on a PC, so either will work; but I'd prefer using 6.01

             

            Also, I'm 80 and "self-taught" which is a hindrance as well.

             

            Marion, your response is a blessing; and, whatever help you can give me

            will be truly appreciated.

             

            Please bear with me using the forum -- this is my first experience.

             

            God bless you

             

            Gary Jentoft

            • 3. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
              Community Member

              MOV is not an ideal video format as it requires QuickTime. QuickTime is not installed on every computer.

               

              A simple way to embed a movie is to use YouTube. Upload your video to YouTube and let them convert it to a web-accessible format. On the video page, YouTube will present HTML embed code. Just copy and paste that into GoLive's source view.

              • 4. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
                garygj Community Member

                Thank you for your response ...

                 

                How can I convert the files to another more appropriate format other than

                .mov?

                 

                Also, how do I "resize" the dimensions of the files?  When I use the

                Width/Height in the inspector (without adjustment) the image (with the

                controller at the bottom) requires a very wide page.  The movie is 1280 by

                720

                 

                When I make adjustments (percentage) the image crops down and the

                controller disappears.

                 

                I get it onto the page okay ... it's just enormous in size.

                 

                Gary

                • 5. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
                  Community Member

                  I see my posts being replied to but I do not see them being read. So I have no idea how to proceed.

                  • 6. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
                    garygj Community Member

                    Thank you Marian --

                     

                    Evidently I'm doing something incorrect.  I've gone to the message page

                    link; and, I'm getting your e-mail replies (and reading them).

                     

                    Is there another location that I should be seeing/using to see your posts?

                    *This is my first time participating in a forum ... where to go?  What to

                    do?*

                     

                    Resizing the image on the page seems to be the problem.

                     

                       1. The video appears on the page.

                       2. The controller appears (attached to the bottom of the video).

                       3. However, the video is too large.

                       4. I don't know how to make it smaller (without cropping) ... show the

                       entire contents of the video.

                          - The image becomes "cropped".

                     

                     

                    Thank you for your assistance.

                     

                    Gary

                    • 7. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
                      garygj Community Member

                      Hello again, Marian --

                       

                      I've never "pasted" into a source-view.

                       

                         - I drag the layout grid into GoLive.

                         - I drag the various layout text boxes onto the layout grid.

                         - I drag the various images onto the layout grid

                         - I seldom use floating boxes

                         - I've never used a table

                         - For audio I drag the Quicktime object onto the layout grid; and, link

                         to the file

                       

                      Thank you

                       

                      Gary

                      • 8. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
                        Community Member

                        garygj wrote:

                         

                        ...Resizing the image on the page seems to be the problem.

                        You should not resize video in GoLive. There are two reasons for this.

                        1. By scaling a video down, you are pushing excess data to the visitor (wasted bandwidth, longer download time).
                        2. As you have witnessed scaled video may lose controllers or may look distorted.

                         

                        You should re-encode your video prior to placing in GoLive. You can do this with YouTube or your video editing software.

                        • 9. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
                          garygj Community Member

                          Yes.  All seems to be working fine except for the size problem.

                           

                          I have iMovie, however, I've never used it.  I will see what I can do with

                          that application.

                           

                          Thank you.

                           

                          Gary

                          • 10. Re: GoLive CS2 file embed problem
                            garygj Community Member

                            Thank you, Marian -- I have the video files embedded in the web-page.  I

                            used iMovie to make the adjustments; and, got the results that I needed.

                             

                            I appreciate your comments.

                             

                            God bless you

                             

                            Gary