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FF cannot play embeded wmv file



6:51 pm on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello all,
I have this code to embed a wmv video file on my site. IE can run it just fine. FF does not. Here is the source code(with URL edited). Am I doing something wrong?

<div style="float: right;align:left; margin-right: 5em; margin-left: 5em; margin-top: 4em; margin-bottom: 5px;z-index: -1; "> <embed src="http://www.somewebsite.com/myVideo.wmv" autostart="false" width="259" height="224"></embed> </div>

also, I can't seem to link wmv files via
<a href="http://www.somewebsite.com/myVideo.wmv">View</a>
FF always goes to a page and display weird characters. And it seems to use a lot of system resources after i click on ths link. it froze a few times.


9:06 pm on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

ok i got the first problem solved by moving the file to my own server. but still, if i post a link to a .WMV file and click on it using FF, it will display some weird chars and proceed to freeze.


10:01 pm on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Is your server returning the proper MIME-type for .wmv files in the Content-Type server response header?

For example, on one of my Apache servers, I use

AddType video/avi .avi
AddType video/mpeg .mpeg
AddType video/wmv .wmv

in my .htaccess file to support various video formats.



3:46 pm on Jan 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the response. I tried that but it does not seem to work. I forgot to mention this detail earlier. When you click on the link to the wmv file with IE, you get the download box, but with FF the browser displays weird chars.

this is what my htaccess file looks like.

## 26 April for PostNuke
php_flag magic_quotes_gpc on
<Files *>
deny from
deny from
AddType video/avi .avi
AddType video/mpeg .mpeg
AddType video/wmv .wmv

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