View Full Version : XSPF Player Problem with GoDaddy Hosting

02-20-2008, 07:04 PM
Hey guys, here is a fun one - I am new to embedding flash, and it is something that I need to learn, but I've hit a wall. I've been working on adding in the popular (and free) XSPF player (http://musicplayer.sourceforge.net/) to some of my sites. Well, here is one I had up as a temp site on my personal Bravenet server:


Seems to work ok right? Well, when I took that site and made it live by uploading everything to the guys GoDaddy account, I get this:


See how the playlist all the sudden refuses to load? I contacted GoDaddy and they gave some stock response about how they support flash on the account, but they cannot do anything more than that.

(Thanks - go spend some more money on another lame commercial with some big-breasted vixen instead of expanding your support team... I know not helping with individual coding is the norm, but sure it would impress me if anyone did it)

Does anyone have any ideas? It's pretty much the last thing I'm having a problem with but I'm just fried.

Thanks so much for any and all help,


02-21-2008, 04:41 PM
User error in this case. You haven't uploaded your playlist. If you did its in the wrong area. According to your code the playlist should be here http://www.castrofatemetal.com/player/playist.xspf
but its not. Also check your spelling. You've seemed to mispell "playlist".

02-21-2008, 07:05 PM
Hey _Aerospace_Eng_, thank you so much for the response. You were right that there was a missing "L" in the spelling of the second playlist, thank you for that.

Unfortunately that didn't make the thing start, and I reuploaded the playlist.xspf file to make sure it was there, and nothing. I'm now sure now it was there the whole time, but for some reason typing in the location in either browser I use (IE and FFox, the location: http://www.castrofatemetal.com/player/playlist.xspf) gives the "page cannot be found" response...

I'm assuming because it is a text file but has a weird file extension, that's why it will not show up in a browser, but it just boggles my mind that this is working off one server and not another.

Thanks very much for your response - if you have any other ideas please let me know, I'm at a loss.

02-21-2008, 07:17 PM
You probably still haven't uploaded it to the correct place. Make sure you are uploading to the public_html folder.

02-22-2008, 05:21 PM
This is probably a stupid question, but what is a public_html file? Is that a folder I have to create or just the default main folder for the site?

Also, would it be possible for me to email you the FTP info so you could check it really quickly? Again I hate to be a pain, but that could help us just get the thing running.

Please let me know, and thanks again!

02-22-2008, 07:08 PM
Its just the default main folder of the site. If you want to do thats fine. Just PM me the info.