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Real Player file (.ram) cannot play inside ftp server



7:39 am on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I put a Real Media file (.rm) in ftp server and linked by a Real Player file (.ram) in same directory, then link from a html file like this:

html file (location on website) content:
href=ftp://server/video.ram (Real Player file)

video.ram (Real Player file) content:
file://video.rm (Real Media file in same directory)

I check html file at my computer, it play normally.
But, if check html file from other outside computer, it responds that "Request file cannot find. Your link may be expired or incorrect".

On the other hand, if change the html file content:
href=ftp://server/video.rm (direct link the Real Media file)

It can download and then play from other outside computer.
Is it something wrong on hyperlink?


6:03 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is your server capable of streaming media? Im not sure of the indepth look, but im relativly sure you need a server able to do that :)


12:44 pm on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My computer specification is:

CPU Pentimum III 1GHz
SDRAM 256 MB x1, 128 MB x1
IBM scsi harddisk 9.1G x4 pcs

I use BulletProof FTP Server (Gene6 SARL server) version: v2.1.5 (Build 15) .
Is it any additional device required for streaming media server?


12:52 pm on Mar 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The problem may lie in the fact that the content is on an ftp server and you are using the ftp= in the links. The browser may think that since it is an ftp command that it should download, rather than stream, the video content.


10:33 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is it possible to use a ftp server operate as a streaming media server?
Is there any interface / software can help?

Due to my OS is Windows ME, it can not set up a Windows media server which run under Windows 2000.


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