Re: [videoblogging] MPEG4 not Supported

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The quick fix —

Create a file named .htaccess in the directory where you=
keep your videos.
Put this one line in it:

AddType video/mpeg4-generic m=
p4

The real fix is to compile a standard .htaccess that doesn't blow chu=
nks,
but I won't have time today.

On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Shannon Noble wrot=
e:

> That would be outstanding!
>
> Thanks.
>
> .s
>
>
> On 8/6/04 3:46 PM=
, "Lucas Gonze" <lgonze@…> wrote:
>
>>
>> Sigh. Well, if it was al=
l easy, there wouldn't be so much new turf to
>> have fun with. 🙂
>>
>> I=
can compile a listing of corrected mime types if it's useful to people.
>>=
You'll need permission to drop it into your hosting directory.
>>
>> On Fr=
i, 6 Aug 2004, Shannon Noble wrote:
>>>> MP4 mime type documented here:
>>>=
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3640.txt
>>>>
>>>> The right mime type w=
ould be either video/mpeg or video/mpeg4-generic.
>>>>
>>>> The fix is in t=
he config for your web server.=A0 Create a file called
>>>> .htaccess in yo=
ur video directory and put this in it:
>>>> AddType video/mpeg4-generic mp4=

>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> So I tried this out and got invalid error messages fro=
m the server and then
>>>> started poking around the support forum for my w=
eb host where I found this
>>>> dated June 6,2004
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I've notic=
ed that HostRocket doesn't have ".mp4" or any mpeg 4 extension
>>>> defined=
in their server mime-types.
>>>>
>>>> Having asked about this, the respons=
e I received was:
>>>>
>>>> "While mpeg4 is in use, it is not yet ubiquitou=
s on the internet. In the
>>>> future, we may consider enabling it on our s=
ervers. However, the reason
>>>> mpeg4 is not in the system defined types i=
s because it is considered by
>>>> others who write the software we use to =
not be common."
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone else find this totally amusing and ri=
diculous at the same time?
>>>>
>>>> Here they are with other mime-types su=
ch as ".latex" implemented, but they
>>>> won't use a current standard beca=
use it's not wide-spread?
>>>>
>>>> Yet, the average web-surfer will NEVER =
see something ".latex" unless they
>>> go
>>>> to their local pharmacy and =
look next to things also labelled
>>> "polyurathane"
>>>> and self-test kit=
s.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Is this the kind of thing that might make one want to swi=
tch to a different
>>>> hosting operation?
>>>>
>>>> New Post on x.nnon.tv=

>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Shannon
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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