| 8:39 pm on Dec 20, 2008 (gmt 0)|
OK, I found I need an .swf-file to preload the .flv-file. Any chance to create that without professional flash-software?
| 10:21 pm on Dec 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Sorry, but if you upload the video. Flv to your server, you must first determine whether your server supports extensions. Flv
Unfortunately, very few servers that are offered to support FLV or better ffmpeg and ruby
Ask your hosting provider if it supports flv but never be able to view videos stored on your hosting.
Another simplest and cheapest option is to take the HTML code that provide site youtube.com type, mivideotube.com, dailymotion.com or similar and paste this code into your website
| 12:13 am on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I won't recommend one because I don't use them, but there are various ready-made embeddable SWF files available to play "Flash video for the web", and I believe that some are free or have a liberal licence.
Necessarily limited, but no Flash authoring software required.
| 1:22 pm on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
thx for your reply.
as a matter of fact I downloaded a good swf-player and managed to implement the video a day before christmas.
> you must first determine whether your server supports extensions. Flv
Yes. I recall defining this in .htaccess when I put a google-earth-kmz-file on our "about-us-" page. But I thought that
a) the header of the .flv-file: Content-type: application/x-shockwave-flash
b) the object-notation: <object classid="CLSID:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="450" height="450"
which I found in various threads would automatically force the browser to download flash-player.
Do I really have to define this additionally in .htaccess? If so, what is the precise systax?
In addition to all this, I believe it is quite important to get flash-tags of whatever kind (e.g. text) indexed by the search-engines for reasons of SEO. I still have to learn quite a lot on all this.
| 3:59 pm on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
You do not need to alter your .htaccess file to play flash files on your server.
| 1:16 am on Dec 31, 2008 (gmt 0)|
the flash files work fine. The question is: How does the visitor's browser behave, if it doesn't have the required flash-version (9?) installed?
| 1:38 am on Dec 31, 2008 (gmt 0)|
My preferred method is to embed SWF files using swfObject, which allows you to detect the required version and offer alternate content (e.g. an image with a caption "Flash 9 Required").
And if memory serves, Flash 8 should normally be enough.