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Streaming Video to Mobile
sscoder

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Msg#: 3322757 posted 6:05 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Is there a way to stream Windows Media video on your phone? Or use the phone's own player to view video? Can someone point me to the right direction?

 

jtara

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Msg#: 3322757 posted 6:30 am on Apr 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Most mobile phones that support streaming or downloaded video use the 3GP format:

[en.wikipedia.org...]

[3gpp.org...]

Windows Media would limit you to SmartPhones that use the Windows Mobile platform, which is a small percentage of all mobile phones.

sscoder

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Msg#: 3322757 posted 4:53 pm on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am looking into that now. Do I embed it this way to view on mobile?

<OBJECT CLASSID="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B"
WIDTH="176"HEIGHT="170"
CODEBASE="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab">
<PARAM name="SRC" VALUE="themovie.3gp">
<PARAM name="AUTOPLAY" VALUE="false">
<param NAME="type" VALUE="video/quicktime">
<PARAM name="CONTROLLER" VALUE="true">
<EMBED SRC="themovie.3gp" WIDTH="176" HEIGHT="170"
AUTOPLAY="false" CONTROLLER="true" type="video/quicktime"PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/">
</EMBED>
</OBJECT>

Taffa

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Msg#: 3322757 posted 4:32 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

I wouldn't use embedding with mobile sites it's not yet enough supported in mobile browsers.

Instead use plain links

<a href="video.3gp">Watch movie</a>

Also make sure that your server sends correct mime-types
If you have apache then add following lines to .htaccess

AddType video/3gpp 3gp 3gpp
AddType video/mp4 mp4

To make links more attractive you can also use image links to show a screenshot just remember to specify alt-attribute.

sscoder

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Msg#: 3322757 posted 2:12 pm on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am using an NT server. How would I set up the server to send correct mime-types for this?

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