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John Rody
got flash video player to work great locally.. but
on Aug 24, 2006 at 5:59:07 am

I have a flash video player working (embedded video with screens showing on cue -- working well .... NOW, I try and make it work online and no good... the question is.. what has to be changed in the working (locally running) -- I assumed I could just make changes in the "inspector" but its not working.. output box when I test movie (with remote URLs) said could not connect...output box says:

Error opening URL "http://www.webcasting.com/dovermedia/ArticExternalAll.flv"
1005: Invalid xml: URL: "http://www.webcasting.com/dovermedia/nowwhat1.swf" No root node found; if file is an flv it must have .flv extension

Should i have done something different in the encoding process? What do I need to have on the WEB server.. SWF or FLA... any help out there?


thanks in advance!

John


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Thumbslinger
Re: got flash video player to work great locally.. but
on Aug 27, 2006 at 4:40:04 am

an .flv file needs to be present in the same folder as the swf that is playing it. By the looks of your errors, you're not actually embedding the flv.





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Dragos
Re: got flash video player to work great locally.. but
on Aug 30, 2006 at 5:21:19 pm

I've never been able to test flv's locally. They always have to be up on the server in the folder I'm going to pull them from. Contrary to what the other gentlemen said, they don't have to be in the same folder as the swf, so long as you made the right path to the folder that holds them when you export your swf. For me the process basically works like this.
1. encode the flv and put it in a designated folder on my server
2. Make (or use existing) video player with controls in flash.
3. Make sure player points to flv in folder on my server.
4. Export .swf
5. Put swf into my webpage.
6. Upload .swf and .html
7. Watch video work

If you want some great training info on flvs you should check out the video tutorials by Lee Brimelow on Creative Cow. You can watch them here.

http://forums.creativecow.net/cgi-bin/page_wrapper.cgi?forumid=190&page=htt...


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