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Uploading video (9 posts)

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

    Horribly newbie question. Looking for a tutorial on uploading video (mpg). I tried to put the file in and there is nothing there. I checked the folder and refreshed the browser after a few minutes and it's there in the folder but not on the site. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Are you saying that you see the file in Fetch, but not in your web browser? Can you see other files or webpages that you've uploaded on your site?

    On many Internet providers, you must upload your files to a specific folder in order to see your files, and the address for your website may be different than the address you upload files to with Fetch.

    If you can give us the URL for your website and the name of your Internet provider, we may be able to provide some advice.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    here's the URL...
    www.choteauacantha.com
    The ISP is 3 Rivers

    Yes, I can see the file in Fetch, but not the browser, IE 5.1 Mac.

    Yes, I can see the other info that we update. We usually update quite regularly, however we have never tried to upload video before.

    We don't have a streaming server or Flash files yet, so we are thinking they can download off instead.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Which page is the video supposed to appear on? And when you say can't see it in the browser, do you mean you just see a blank space on the page, get an error, or something else?

    And finally, what is the FTP URL to the file? I realize we won't be able to access it, but that might tell us something about what's going on.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    sorry: ftp.choteauacantha.com
    I tried something new:
    I created a new directory, loaded the video and a cutline.

    I'm getting a 403 access forbidden error

    It is supposed to be on the front page. I do not get an error or blank page, just nothing. What is supposed to be there?
    Just the file name that you download and play?

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    What happens if you type

    http://www.choteauacantha.com/filename.mpg

    into your browser? (Replace "filename" with the actual name of your movie file.)

    You need to have added a reference to the movie file in your front page's HTML, just like you would have a link to a JPEG file, for it to show up. Without a reference to the file, you wouldn't see anything. (My apologies if I'm telling you something you already know here.)

    To show a movie on a web page, you need to use the <embed> or <object> tags. The simplest form is:

    <embed src="http://www.choteauacantha.com/filename.mpg"></embed>

    That will probably show the movie file when added to your html code for a webpage. However, there are a variety of catches to be aware of when using the <embed> tag, and some browsers require the <object> tag instead. I recommend Googling for "embed html tag" and reading some of the resulting pages.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Ok,

    I uploaded to the folder, the following in a txt document with caption below:

    <embed src="http://www.choteauacantha.com/more_headlines/p51.mpg"></embed>

    Apparently my mac needs a plug-in, so I reluctantly brought it up on a PC and can get the Windows Media Player, but it won't play.

    The suffix mapping is Q-time for this as well.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Ok,

    I uploaded to the folder, the following in a txt document with caption below:

    <embed src="http://www.choteauacantha.com/more_headlines/p51.mpg"></embed>

    Apparently my mac needs a plug-in, so I reluctantly brought it up on a PC and can get the Windows Media Player, but it won't play.

    The suffix mapping is Q-time for this as well.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi James,

    I tried to view the mpg file on my computer using the address you posted, <http://www.choteauacantha.com/more_headlines/p51.mpg>, but I got a file not found error.

    Looking at the HTML for the "More Headlines" page, I don't think the embed tag should be inside the link tag for the p51x.txt page, but I don't know if that would really cause a problem or not.

    I think to get it to show properly in IE on Windows, you may need to use the <object> tag as well as the <embed> tag; at least, that's what some of the pages in the Google search suggested.

    Good luck,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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