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Re: [videoblogging] MPEG4 not Supported

By Shannon Noble | Shannon Noble <sn@...> | sh7nnon
August 6, 2004 | Post #569 | Topic #567

--B_3174652236_474517 Content-type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable 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 >> > = >> > >> > >> > >> > > Yahoo! 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Terms of Service > <http://do= cs.yahoo.com/info/terms/> . > --B_3174652236_474517 Content-type: text/html; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: [videoblogging] MPEG4 not Supported</TITLE> </HEAD= > <BODY> <FONT FACE=3D"Verdana">That would be outstanding!<BR> <BR> Thanks.= <BR> <BR> .s<BR> <BR> <BR> 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://= http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3640.txt<BR&gt; ><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> >= ;<BR> > Shannon<BR> ><BR> ><BR> ><BR> ><BR> ><BR> ><BR= > ><BR> > Yahoo! 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