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Help with Firefox and WMV's
Wmv Help

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Msg#: 3622052 posted 7:54 pm on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Having problems viewing wmv's through Firefox. They open in IE just fine. The wmv's themselves come off of my server (IIS) after a user selects a date from a calendar and a race number. (query strings are passed) and like i said its working excellent in IE. I believe the mime type was put in correctly for the IIS. but as of now im cannot be positive about anything because i am completely lost.

In Firefox when i view the page info the media tab says "true - "embed"

Address: True
Title: Not Specified
Alternate Text: Not Specified
Long Description: Not Specified
Type: Unknown
Cache Source: Not Cached
Size: Unknown
Expires: No expiration set
Specified Dimensions: 0px x 0px

In IE all the information is available
Length: 00:55
Bit Rate: 346 Kbps
Media type: Video
Aspect Ration: 4:3
etc. etc.

Please Help!
Sean P



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Msg#: 3622052 posted 8:15 pm on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

You might want to consider using a format that forces a player on the user.

When you embed like that you allow the user to decide what the default player is. This results in a lot of issues. Especially when you have people not on a Windows box.

WMV's are great if you are on Windows but don't forget about Mac and *nix OS's.

The way to go is encode them to Flash or Quicktime. Both those will force a standard player on the viewer and will make your life easier.


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Msg#: 3622052 posted 10:20 pm on Apr 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

thanks... actually got it to work. replaced embed src="true" with the actual url... derrrrrrrrr.

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