Re: [videoblogging] MPEG4 not Supported

Ok…

I=B9m starting to understand a little bit now. I=B9d previously trie=
d creating
the file and now realized I=B9d made a minor mistake and that is=
remedied so
now the mpeg4 file is a direct download to my machine. Hmm. I=
=B9m not sure
about the chunks blowing though 8*) . I still have lots of=
questions. I
don=B9t know what they are yet though. 8*(

Shannon

On 8/=
6/04 4:04 PM, "Lucas Gonze" <lgonze@…> wrote:

>
> The quick fix -=

>
> Create a file named .htaccess in the directory where you keep your v=
ideos.
> Put this one line in it:
>
> AddType video/mpeg4-generic mp4
>
>=

>
> The real fix is to compile a standard .htaccess that doesn't blow ch=
unks,
> but I won't have time today.
>
>
> On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Shannon No=
ble wrote:
>
>> 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 wouldn't be so much new turf to
>>=
> have fun with. 🙂
>>>
>>> I can compile a listing of corrected mime typ=
es if it's useful to people.
>>> You'll need permission to drop it into you=
r hosting directory.
>>>
>>> On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Shannon Noble wrote:
>>>>=
> MP4 mime type documented here:
>>>>> http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc364=
0.txt
>>>>>
>>>>> The right mime type would be either video/mpeg 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 th=
is in it:
>>>>> AddType video/mpeg4-generic mp4
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> =
So 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 doesn't have ".mp4" or any mpeg 4 extension
>>>>> defined in the=
ir 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 s=
ervers. However, the reason
>>>>> mpeg4 is not in the system defined types =
is because it is considered by
>>>>> others who write the software we use t=
o not be common."
>>>>>
>>>>> Does anyone else find this totally amusing a=
nd ridiculous at the same
>>>>> time?
>>>>>
>>>>> Here they are with other=
mime-types such as ".latex" implemented, but they
>>>>> won't use a curren=
t standard because 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 kits.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Is this the kind of thing that=
might make one want to switch to a
>>>>> different
>>>>> hosting operation=
?
>>>>>
>>>>> New Post on x.nnon.tv
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