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Shoot, mine doesn't even work when I view it locally!
Here's the production page: http://www.operatheatreoftherockies.org/streetscene/video2.htm
Feel free to view the source.
I've uploaded the videoFLV.flv file.
All the supporting files have been uploaded:
The server mime type is loaded correctly (I have other videos playing on this server on other players).
I put the full url path in for the movie value.
I'm using DW CS3.
It's on a Microsoft 2003 server.
I'm miffed... don't know what the deal is. Can you help me figure this out?
I don't understand.
The swf file is in the directory: /streetscene/FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf
I'm looking at it now. It's 9.288K - uploaded on 2/9/2009 4:03:00 PM
As well, the flv file is in the same directory. (videoFLV.flv)
This is acting a lot like the swf file is corrupt... somehow. I have, however, completely removed and recreated it several times. But, no change in results.
I thought for a minute that maybe I missed an update, but I have my Adobe Updater running and it's all current... according to the updater.
This will give something to do in the meantime:
Not sure what the point of the W3C validation check was here - except to demonstrate either the inadequacy of the Adobe generated code ... or that of the validator (??) Better ask Adobe. ;)
DW could not have made some of those errors without human intervention.
Right... I fixed a few minor things and the other 37 validation issues are with the DW code. BUT... not the thing I trying to resolve here.
Has anyone ever had any issues with this FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf file not working?? (the swf file seems to be the issue)
I *think* it's a common swf file - can anyone send me one that was generated from DW and works?
Does anyone see anything I've done wrong with getting this video to work?
Problem could be with your native video. What format was it in the
beginning? What product did you use to encode it to Flash? What is the
resulting Flash video's filesize? Bad conversions account for 30% of
Alt-Web Design & Publishing
I used a product called: Xilisoft FLV Converter.
It converted an MPEG file to an FLV file.
I checked the FLV file and it plays fine on my desktop FLV player.
And because I have the Real Player plug-in, I was able to actually download the FLV file from this page (because the plug-in detected it) and it played back fine in the RealMedia Player.
Do you recommend any specific converter software for this?
The FLV of Street Scene at Pikes Peak Center is there. It's apparently
It makes me think the swf file isn't finding it. For yucks, try taking the
space out of the name and make it all lower case (test_video2.flv) and see
if that does any good.
David On Earth wrote:
> Shoot, mine doesn't even work when I view it locally!
> Here's the production page:
> Feel free to view the source.
> I've uploaded the videoFLV.flv file.
> All the supporting files have been uploaded:
> - ../Scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js
> - FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf
> - Clear_Skin_1.swf
> The server mime type is loaded correctly (I have other videos playing
> on this server on other players).
> I put the full url path in for the movie value.
> I'm using DW CS3.
> It's on a Microsoft 2003 server.
> I'm miffed... don't know what the deal is. Can you help me figure
> this out?
You'll see in the source that it's calling this file:
I'm not sure where you're getting: Test Video2.flv
There's no file in that directory by that name.
Again, the FLV file is there - my real player plugin detected it and downloaded it.
My mistake. That's the name RealPlayer gave it when it downloaded it.
Something's wrong with the encoding of your FLV file. While I can get it to
play locally in RealPlayer it won't play in WMP. And when I embedded it in a
test page (www.maddogproductions.com/creative/streetscene) it didn't work.
But an FLV file I recently added to a client's site which I embedded beneath
I'd try using a different FLV encoder and see if it works better. Or check
the encoder settings.
David On Earth wrote:
> You'll see in the source that it's calling this file:
> I'm not sure where you're getting: Test Video2.flv
> There's no file in that directory by that name.
> The source:
> 'codebase',' http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#
> t','pluginspage',' http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_V
> ersion=ShockwaveFlash','movie','FLVPlayer_Progressive' ); //end AC
> code </script>
Here are a few other decoders to check out:
Riva flv encoder (PC only)
FREE. I used it, liked it, then it gave me problems on other files. Worth a
UltraFlash - Video converter
Flix (THE ONE I ENDED UP GOING WITH)
It's $39 but the simple fact is it worked on four test files I tried,
including one that Riva choked on. They have a demo version that puts a
watermark on it if you want to try it.
Try making a simple (non-video) Flash file, and go through the same
process to insert it as you did with this page. If that works, the
problem is with the video, as Nancy has suggested.
Your doctype is incomplete. It should be:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
You are using XHTML syntax in a document that is not XHTML. For example:
(Note the ending " />")
I am not familiar with the latest DW and how it inserts Flash objects
into pages, but just on the level of syntax, that just seems wrong.
Perhaps the DW-produced code requires XHTML syntax, but I can't see why.
You had this same syntax in a link to a stylesheet in an earlier version
of the page, but you have removed that.
Mad Dog wrote:
> Something's wrong with the encoding of your FLV file. While I can get it to
> play locally in RealPlayer it won't play in WMP. And when I embedded it in a
> test page (www.maddogproductions.com/creative/streetscene) it didn't work.
I can see that video. FF3/MacOS X. I notice your page is truly XHTML....
James Shook wrote:
> Mad Dog wrote:
>> Something's wrong with the encoding of your FLV file. While I can
>> get it to play locally in RealPlayer it won't play in WMP. And when
>> I embedded it in a test page
>> (www.maddogproductions.com/creative/streetscene) it didn't work.
> I can see that video. FF3/MacOS X. I notice your page is truly
Do you see two videos?
I only see the bottom one (Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra) in
IE7 and FF3 under WinXP-Pro.
OP's is on top. In theory.
Mad Dog wrote:
> Do you see two videos?
Oh, never mind. I see just one. Sorry.
> I only see the bottom one (Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra) in
> IE7 and FF3 under WinXP-Pro.
> OP's is on top. In theory.
Yes, it's there in some virtual sense. Just like my winning lottery
ticket is behind the sofa cushion.
OK - it's fixed.
I bought Flix Std and encoded the mpeg file with that.... uploaded the new FLV file and it all works now.
So, I don't recommend using Xilisoft FLV Converter ;)
Thank you all for participating in solving my problem!!
Glad I could help. That's why I bought Flix....it plain ole worked!
David On Earth wrote:
> TA DA!
> OK - it's fixed.
> I bought Flix Std and encoded the mpeg file with that.... uploaded
> the new FLV file and it all works now.
> So, I don't recommend using Xilisoft FLV Converter ;)
> Thank you all for participating in solving my problem!!
Is there something wrong with DWCS4 related to imported video?
I continue to struggle with imported video into CS4 from Flash CS4. It was encoded as .flv but when imported to DWCS4 it produces a file with all controls that go no where.
The only way I can get this to work is to go back to DWCS3.
Can someone shed light on whether it's a problem with the software or me? It has cost me time and money.