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Offline BC_Man

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Having trouble streaming embedded mpeg video.
« on: March 03, 2008, 02:58:19 AM »
Hello,

Although I wrote a script to allow auto thumbnailing of video and generation of playlists, I've run across a very annoying problem. I don't think it has anything to do with 4images, although I could be wrong.

I have added links under embedded video to a playlist. Clicking on that immediately streams the file. I've also tested this using mplayer from the command line: instant stream !

But, I cannot get the embedded video to stream. For a start the whole thing, in Firefox on windows at least, is restricted to the MS Windows Media Player browser plugin. It just REFUSES to stream the file, although sometimes it downloads the whole thing and then plays it. I've tried adding an autostart="true" option, but it doesn't make any difference.

Here's my altered mpg.html file ...

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<!-- Template file for MPEG Movies -->
<embed src="{media_src}" border="0" width="352" height="288" type="application/x-mplayer2" autostart="true"></embed><br />
<a href="{media_src}.pls">Open in external player (PLS)</a><br />
<a href="{media_src}.m3u">Open in external player (M3U)</a><br />

I've tried adding a ".m3u"

Here is an example gallery page.

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Re: Having trouble streaming embedded mpeg video.
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 11:29:02 AM »
yes very good video 4images gallery entegre ? How is ? Help me pls thankyou

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Re: Having trouble streaming embedded mpeg video.
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 01:28:13 PM »
How is it done ? Maybe you could rephrase the question ?

Thinking about this problem, this morning ... I wonder if the Windows Media Player plugin is trying to stream the video on a particular port that my firewall is blocking. I suspect everything else is just downloading it, although this doesn't exactly make sense because I've had one other user reporting streaming problems ... I suppose they could be experiencing the same firewall problem.

Can anyone get this to stream ?

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