Re: [videoblogging] MPEG4 not Supported

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Sigh. Well, if it was all easy, there wouldn't be so much new turf to
ha=
ve fun with. 🙂

I can compile a listing of corrected mime types if it's u=
seful to people.
You'll need permission to drop it into your hosting direc=
tory.

On Fri, 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 the con=
fig for your web server.=A0 Create a file called
> .htaccess in your video =
directory and put this 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
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> dated June 6,2004
>
>
> I've noticed that HostRocket doesn't have ".mp4" =
or any mpeg 4 extension
> defined in their server mime-types.
>
> Having as=
ked 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 en=
abling it on our servers. However, the reason
> mpeg4 is not in the system =
defined types is because it is considered by
> others who write the softwar=
e we use to not be common."
>
> Does anyone else find this totally amusing =
and ridiculous at the same time?
>
> Here they are with other mime-types su=
ch as ".latex" implemented, but they
> won't use a current standard because=
it's not wide-spread?
>
> Yet, the average web-surfer will NEVER see somet=
hing ".latex" unless they go
> to their local pharmacy and look next to thi=
ngs also labelled "polyurathane"
> and self-test kits.
>
>
> Is this the ki=
nd of thing that might make one want to switch to a different
> hosting ope=
ration?
>
> New Post on x.nnon.tv
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> Shannon
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> Yahoo!=
Groups Links
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