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fLiP
11-18-2002, 01:28 AM
WHY WON'T IT WORK?? Go to my website (i'm not trying to get hits... :D), and try to download a movie. Do you know why it gives an error? The links are correct, so what's the problem?

MCookie
11-18-2002, 01:44 AM
I've seen the Kick Flip, Caspar to Caspar and Pro Skater3. No problem. Mac and QuickTime.

fLiP
11-18-2002, 02:49 AM
??? You mean they downloaded? Does it just take a while to appear? When i test it in Dreamweaver it works, so does it just have to download before it appears (i have a 56K).

Another thing: how can i make it so a download dialog box pops up instead of it playing in the browser?

MCookie
11-18-2002, 12:22 PM
It only took a few seconds, it was streaming video, actually :) Playing while downloading. I'm on a cable modem, but the only difference is speed. It should work on a 56K.
Was it a Windows Media Player error message you got? Could be because the .mov format is not supported by WMP?

About your second question, why do you want people to download the movies instead of viewing them on your site? You'd have to zip them for that or use an .htaccess to set a mime-type. Why not giving them a choice? Like clicking a link will play them, or, for Mac: option-click or Win: right-click brings up a menu to save them to disk. Most viewers want to see a movie before they download it. Or don't want to download them.

About WMP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=/support/mediaplayer/wmptest/wmptest.asp

QuickTime player: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qt/

fLiP
11-22-2002, 01:35 AM
I know, i was going to give them the option to do both (preview/download). But i still need to know how to make the download dialog pop up instead of the movie playing in the browser. Another thing: at my house, the movie played in Quicktime in the browser, but at school it played in Windows Media Player. Is this do to a different plugin?

Please, try to keep the answer to the first question fairly simple. To me, a MIME is a dull person with white facepaint that acts like he's in a box. (Multiple Internet something or another...Exchange?)

WaterIsCLear
11-22-2002, 10:35 PM
It loads with quicktime on netscape,Maybe your using Internet Explorer,It usually prefers to load using that plugin,
see my webpage:D,(DId it late night,barely awake,and hasnt been changed in 2 months,and Im Taking it down soon,and putting up an even better templateand obviously more stuff.)

http://jokes4u.netfirms.com/videoclips.html
http://waterisclear.onestop.net/videoclips.html

They load in Quicktime,Hope I helped :thumbsup:

krycek
11-22-2002, 11:49 PM
um... fLiP... I went to your sites to try and help but I had to close my browser VERY quickly.

...blue text on brown? Instant headache! :eek:

Sorry mate but those colours are... bad. :( I know I probably shouldn't criticise, but I cannot help you out on something I can't read without going cross-eyed!

::] krycek [::

MCookie
11-23-2002, 10:12 PM
I know, i was going to give them the option to do both (preview/download). But i still need to know how to make the download dialog pop up instead of the movie playing in the browser.

The simplest way is to put a link aside your movies with something like "Click to play/right-click to download". Everyone understands that. - Not true.. twenty or thirty procent of the people who surf the web don't even know what a scrollbar is or how to use it.

If you don't want it the simple way you either have to zip them (WinZip) and link to the zips (users must have an app like WinZip to unzip them)

or

use an .htaccess in the directory your movies are in. Put these two lines in it and it will be impossible to play the movies in a browser. A 'scary' download dialog with a lot of buttons will pop up after clicking a .mov or .mpg link.

AddType application/octet-stream mov
AddType application/octet-stream mpg
AddType application/octet-stream mpeg

more about .htaccess here: http://www.wsabstract.com/howto/htaccess.shtml


Another thing: at my house, the movie played in Quicktime in the browser, but at school it played in Windows Media Player. Is this do to a different plugin?

Every player has its own plugin. In which player a movie opens depends on which players are installed and how the browser's (or player's) prefs are set.

fLiP
11-24-2002, 02:18 AM
Thanks MCookie

krycek:

I do appreciate your criticism: im obviously a beginner here, and i need all the advice i can get

-There is no blue on brown - its YELLOW (what are you talking about)
-Which site did you open that you had to "close your browser very quickly"? We had some problems with that "stuff" because that was the default page that opened before we changed it. I dunno, that wasn't the area i was working on. I think it redirected to web1000: a host that originally only hosted "adult sites", and they havn't totally cleaned it up.
-What kinds of colors would you prefer? Do you have an example (or 2) of some sites with good schemes?
-I think there might be something wrong with your browser, or your eyes. The colors aren't that bad...

sHARD>>
11-27-2002, 02:20 PM
Hey fLiP, our webhost supports streaming video, so it will stream the movies by default. The guy (i forgot who) that suggested that the people just right click will work for now. I will help you out later.

meerkat
11-27-2002, 03:06 PM
fLiP…

What krycek was saying is true. Your links and fonts are displaying the default mode because you haven't styled them.

In your code you have this

<STYLE>.CoolLinks
.CoolLinks A {COLOR: #FFFF00}
.CoolLinks A:visited {COLOR: #999900}
.CoolLinks A:hover {COLOR: #FF9900}
</STYLE>

but when you place the links in the body you've written

<a href="ProClips.htm" target="mainFrame" style="TEXT-DECORATION: none">411VM Ollie Challange</a><br>

You are not assigning the 'anchor' tag as a .coolLink like this…

<a class="CoolLinks" href="ProClips.htm" target="mainFrame" style="TEXT-DECORATION: none">411VM Ollie Challange</a><br>


Anyways, I'm off topic here…

meerkat



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