View Full Version : 404 file not found error on videos - help, please

03-18-2011, 07:52 PM
Hello everyone.

I have a Linux hosting account with GoDaddy with several subdomains that I am using as test sites for clients/potential clients. All of sites run via the latest version of WordPress.

Recently, NONE of the video files (.mov, .m4v, .mp4, .flv) can be found on my MAIN DOMAIN site (http://www.eternalsky.us). I can see them in Dreamweaver and Cyberduck, BUT when I try to use a WordPress plug in to access them for playing OR when I enter a video URL into a browser directly, all I get is a 404 File Not Found Status report.

You won't be able to see the videos on my site at the moment as I am re-constructing it, but here's a URL to one of my videos that comes up 404:

http://www.eternalsky.us/img/vd0/A_normal_day.mov (http://www.eternalsky.us/img/vd0/A_normal_day.mov)

After two calls to GoDaddy tech support and two posts to the GoDaddy help forum, the best they can tell me is that I have to use an .htaccess file to have Linux tell browsers how to play video files. (Huh? it was never this way before!)

So, I created an uploaded a new .htaccess file to address this, but the problem still exists.

Here is my code for the .htaccess file:

AddType application/x-shockwave-flash .swf .flv
AddType video/x-quicktime .mp4 .m4v .mov .mpeg .mpgCan anyone out there tell me how much of this is correct?