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Re: [videoblogging] MPEG4 not Supported

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
August 6, 2004 | Post #568 | Topic #567

--0-1708582966-1091832360=:17601 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: QUOTED-PRINTABLE 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 = > 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 > > > > > Shannon > > > > > > > > Yahoo!= Groups Links > > > > > --0-1708582966-1091832360=:17601--