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MPG files dont run (6 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by markowitz
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • markowitz Member

    I have uploaded Quicktime movies in .mpg format, but they appear on the site with a ?, and consequently don't show. They did though when previewing in GoLive...
    Can anyone help me out here?

    thx already

    Markowitz

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Markowitz,

    If you post the URL to the webpages with the problem, we'll take a look and see if we can figure out what's going on.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • markowitz Member

    Hi Scott,

    one of the URL's with my Quicktime problem is
    http://users.telenet.be/marko_in_cyberspace/FILM3.html

    i have tried uploading both mov as mpeg versions...
    either didn't work

    for your information: the movies have been created in iMovie HD and were then Shared toward Quicktime for Web.

    as far as uploading is concerned, something is not clear to me: when 3 page each have links toward movies that are in a folder, do i have to upload the Folder, or do i upload the movies themselves?

    thanks for helping

    Markowitz

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Markowitz,

    Yes, if the movies were in a folder when you linked to them, you need to upload the folder containing the movies and keep the movies inside that folder, not upload just the movies themselves.

    And that's exactly the problem - on the page you sent me, the link to your MPEG is looking for the movie in a folder, but it is not in a folder. So if you create FILMS folder on the server in the same directory as your html page, and put the MPEGs in there, it should work.

    It shouldn't make a difference whether the movies are in .mpg or .mov format.

    Let us know if that fixes the problem.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • markowitz Member

    Hi Scott,

    films are up and running now,
    thanks to your Golden Advice.

    Great many a thanks.

    Just one little hair in the soup.
    Apparently when I start from my domain name in its pure form (that is http://users.telenet.be/marko_in_cyberspace), i get this terrible directory layout, with the folder icons, you know.
    Can you tell me why that URL does not open my index right away?
    I mean if I do not let Fetch put that index.html in the file Pages (as instructed by GoLive), the links cannot find tehir way, see what I mean?)

    'd be Glad once again if u want to help me out with that one.

    Cheerz

    Markowitz

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi Markowitz,

    Yes, if the movies were in a folder when you linked to them, you need to upload the folder containing the movies and keep the movies inside that folder, not upload just the movies themselves.

    And that's exactly the problem - on the page you sent me, the link to your MPEG is looking for the movie in a folder, but it is not in a folder. So if you create FILMS folder on the server in the same directory as your html page, and put the MPEGs in there, it should work.

    It shouldn't make a difference whether the movies are in .mpg or .mov format.

    Let us know if that fixes the problem.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Markowitz,

    The index.html file must be on the top level of your site, that is, not in the "Pages" folder, for it to be automaticaly displayed when you go to your webpage's "real" address.

    You need to rearrange your files in GoLive so that you have a local folder for your webpage set up something like this:

    MyWebSite (folder)
    index.html
    Pages (folder)
    Images (folder)
    FILMS (folder)

    And have the link on index.html point to the files in the Pages folder. Or it may be simpler to have all the HTML files on the top level, and just have the images and films in a subfolder. I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with how GoLive sets things up or deals with moving files around, so I'm not sure how you'd accomplish that, but I think it must be possible to do. You might have to fix or change links after you move stuff around.

    Then use Fetch to upload all your files to the website so they are arranged exactly the same way.

    Hope this helps,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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