Embedding video into my personal website?

jungleexplorer

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Okay. Youtube has got to go. I can't take it anymore. I know they need to make money, but putting their intrusive pop up banner ads right on top my my videos is over the top.

Years ago I did host my own videos and embedded them in FLV format using flowplayer. That worked fine, but some people could not see the videos (Apple users). Surly there is a better way. I have looked around, but have not been able to fine a way to do it. I would like to embed MP4 videos into my website. Is there a way to do this that does not require a degree in webdesign and server engineering?
 

rgd1101

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for the wmv and mpg, look to the encoding of the video. it not supported in html5

for the mp4, look like the hosting company or your website is not settings it correct on their end.
HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found
The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME map.
 

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I'm no help to the Video upload problem but..

Wouldn't Adblock solve your youtube problem? I haven't seen an Ad on any website including youtube ever since i got it
 

jungleexplorer

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It's not about me seeing ads, it's about everyone that views my videos having huge banner ads pop up on top of the video covering up to 35% of the video real estate. Not sure what youtube is thinking, but they will go down if they keep this up. I don;t mind ads, but they need to be non-intrusive and appropriate to the video content. I mean some of the ads or semi-pornographic. What if a church had a video of preacher's message embedded on their church website for members to watch , and up pops an ad for Victory Secret on top of the video. You can't do that. Youtube needs to be more sensitive about how they display their ads. If they were, maybe people would not have to run all this ad blocking software to begin with.
 

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I embedded the code into the html of a page and uploded the mp4 video file to my hosting server and aimed the code at the file location. I tried using a full URL (i.e. http://mydomainname.com/videofile.mp4) and just the folder location (i.e. videos/videofile.mp4 because the file was location in a folder called videos in the root folder).
 

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That's a good question. If I place an mpg or wmv file in the same folder on my server, it will play in IE and download in Chrome, but an mp4 file will just produce a "File Not Found" error.

I tried using the code to play both the WMV and the MPG file, but it doe snot work for them either.

http://s105011536.onlinehome.us/videos/video1.htm MP4


http://s105011536.onlinehome.us/videos/video2.htm WMV


http://s105011536.onlinehome.us/videos/video3.htm MPG
 

rgd1101

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for the wmv and mpg, look to the encoding of the video. it not supported in html5

for the mp4, look like the hosting company or your website is not settings it correct on their end.
HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found
The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME map.
 

jungleexplorer

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You see that is what I am talking about. Why does it have to be so dang hard. I mean video is the way of the web now days, and we are still having these dang compatibility problems. Anyway, I found a work around. I can embed video from Drop Box. It shows the it without ads. I would rather use my own server, but I just can't stand all the crap you have to go through to make it work that way. It should not be this way. It should be easy as pie to add video to your website in this day.
 

jungleexplorer

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Okay. You were right. It was a sever problem. They do not have the mime enable for mp4 videos. I had to add the mime manually to the web.config file in the root folder of my server.

Here is the code:

<staticContent>
<mimeMap fileExtension=".mp4" mimeType="video/mp4" />
</staticContent>



So now it is working with mp4 videos.

Here is a test page with one of my sons dragonball Z animations on it.

http://s105011536.onlinehome.us/videos/video2.htm
 

rgd1101

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nice animation. just make sure you are not using too much download bandwidth, might need to read your host service package as most have limit bandwidth per month.
 

jungleexplorer

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Thanks. He was only 12 when he made that one. He has gotten better now.

I am with 1and1 and have unlimited bandwidth on my shared package. But even if I did not, I would not worry. The videos I am hosting will rarely be watched. My videos target a specific audience that are only going to watch them if I point them to them under normal circumstances. Very few people will stumble on them and few of those will watch them. The videos I make that are for the general public go on my youtube account. http://youtube.com/jungleexplorer

Thanks for the help.
 
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