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Re: [videoblogging] MPEG4 not Supported

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
August 6, 2004 | Post #571 | Topic #567

--0-17707706-1091833472=:28780 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=X-UNKNOWN; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: QUOTED-PRINTABLE 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 >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> Y= ahoo! Groups Links >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >> Yahoo! Groups Sponsor >> >> = ADVERTISEMENT >> >> <http://us.ard.yahoo.com/SIG=3D129q8akuk/M=3D298184.52= 85298.6392945.3001176/D=3Dgrou >> ps/S=3D1705554021:HM/EXP=3D1091918769/A= =3D2164331/R=3D0/SIG=3D11eaelai9/*http://www.netf >> lix.com/Default?mqso= =3D60183351> >> >> >> Yahoo! Groups Links >> * To visit your group on the w= eb, go to: >> * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ >> * >> * To u= nsubscribe from this group, send an email to: >> * videoblogging-unsubscrib= e@yahoogroups.com >> <mailto:videoblogging-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com?subj= ect=3DUnsubscribe> >> * >> * Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Ya= hoo! Terms of Service >> <http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/&gt; . >> > > > --0-17707706-1091833472=:28780--