Re: [videoblogging] MPEG4 not Supported

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That would be outstanding!

Thanks.

.s

On 8/6/04 3:46 PM, "Lucas Gonze" =
<lgonze@…> wrote:

>
> Sigh. Well, if it was all easy, there woul=
dn't be so much new turf to
> have fun with. 🙂
>
> I can compile a listi=
ng of corrected mime types if it's useful to people.
> You'll need permissi=
on to drop it into your hosting directory.
>
> On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Shannon=
Noble wrote:
>> > MP4 mime type documented here:
>> > http://www.rfc-edito=
r.org/rfc/rfc3640.txt
>> >
>> > The right mime type would be either video/m=
peg or video/mpeg4-generic.
>> >
>> > The fix is in the config for your web=
server.=A0 Create a file called
>> > .htaccess in your video directory and=
put this in it:
>> > AddType video/mpeg4-generic mp4
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > S=
o I tried this out and got invalid error messages from the server and then
=
>> > started poking around the support forum for my web host where I found =
this
>> > dated June 6,2004
>> >
>> >
>> > I've noticed that HostRocket doe=
sn't have ".mp4" or any mpeg 4 extension
>> > defined in their server mime-=
types.
>> >
>> > Having asked about this, the response I received was:
>> >=

>> > "While mpeg4 is in use, it is not yet ubiquitous on the internet. In =
the
>> > future, we may consider enabling it on our servers. However, the r=
eason
>> > mpeg4 is not in the system defined types is because it is consid=
ered by
>> > others who write the software we use to not be common."
>> >
>=
> > Does anyone else find this totally amusing and ridiculous at the same t=
ime?
>> >
>> > Here they are with other mime-types such as ".latex" impleme=
nted, but they
>> > won't use a current standard because it's not wide-spre=
ad?
>> >
>> > Yet, the average web-surfer will NEVER see something ".latex"=
unless they
>> go
>> > to their local pharmacy and look next to things als=
o labelled
>> "polyurathane"
>> > and self-test kits.
>> >
>> >
>> > Is thi=
s the kind of thing that might make one want to switch to a different
>> > =
hosting operation?
>> >
>> > New Post on x.nnon.tv
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> =
> Shannon
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Yahoo! Groups Links
>> >
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>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
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<FONT FACE=3D"Verdana">That would be outstanding!<BR>
<BR>
Thanks.=
<BR>
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.s<BR>
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On 8/6/04 3:46 PM, "Lucas Gonze" <l=
gonze@…> wrote:<BR>
<BR>
</FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D"New Yo=
rk"><TT><BR>
Sigh.  Well, if it was all easy, there wouldn't be so muc=
h new turf to <BR>
have fun with.  :)<BR>
<BR>
I can compile a listing=
of corrected mime types if it's useful to people. <BR>
You'll need permiss=
ion to drop it into your hosting directory.<BR>
<BR>
On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Sh=
annon Noble wrote:<BR>
> MP4 mime type documented here:<BR>
> http://=
www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3640.txt<BR>
><BR>
> The right mime type wo=
uld be either video/mpeg or video/mpeg4-generic.<BR>
><BR>
> The fix =
is in the config for your web server.=A0 Create a file called<BR>
> .hta=
ccess in your video directory and put this in it:<BR>
> AddType video/mp=
eg4-generic mp4<BR>
><BR>
><BR>
><BR>
> So I tried this out and=
got invalid error messages from the server and then<BR>
> started pokin=
g around the support forum for my web host where I found this<BR>
> date=
d June 6,2004<BR>
><BR>
><BR>
> I've noticed that HostRocket doesn=
't have ".mp4" or any mpeg 4 extension<BR>
> defined in their =
server mime-types.<BR>
><BR>
> Having asked about this, the response =
I received was:<BR>
><BR>
> "While mpeg4 is in use, it is not ye=
t ubiquitous on the internet. In the<BR>
> future, we may consider enabl=
ing it on our servers. However, the reason<BR>
> mpeg4 is not in the sys=
tem defined types is because it is considered by<BR>
> others who write =
the software we use to not be common."<BR>
><BR>
> Does anyone e=
lse find this totally amusing and ridiculous at the same time?<BR>
><BR>=

> Here they are with other mime-types such as ".latex" implem=
ented, but they<BR>
> won't use a current standard because it's not wide=
-spread?<BR>
><BR>
> Yet, the average web-surfer will NEVER see somet=
hing ".latex" unless they go<BR>
> to their local pharmacy and=
look next to things also labelled "polyurathane"<BR>
> and se=
lf-test kits.<BR>
><BR>
><BR>
> Is this the kind of thing that mig=
ht make one want to switch to a different<BR>
> hosting operation?<BR>
&=
gt;<BR>
> New Post on  x.nnon.tv<BR>
><BR>
><BR>
><BR>
&gt=
;<BR>
> Shannon<BR>
><BR>
><BR>
><BR>
><BR>
><BR>
><BR=
>
><BR>
> Yahoo! Groups Links<BR>
><BR>
><BR>
><BR>
><BR>=

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