April 14, 2011 at 11:47 pm #3191MykalMember
I spent the better part of the day trying to figure this out. I have installed the plugin, and tried multiple different types of .mov, FLV, mp4 files, and cannot get the program to call the video down from S3. I have checked the code numerous times, tried to revert back to the default WP Theme. Even disabled my plugins one by one. No luck. Can someone please help.
THis is the short code I used, and I kept it simple by not trying to complicate it with an image right now.
[wp_lightbox_special_mov_video link=”http://dailydose.thedivorcepill.com/Mykal-%20DP%20Concept.mov” width=640 height=360
source=”http://www.example.com/anchor-image.jpg” title=”Video title goes here”]April 15, 2011 at 1:54 am #31357
The symptoms look like its not finding the movie file. You seem to have spaces in your URL. A valid URL should never have spaces. Please try renaming your file to something like the following so it adheres to the prper URL formating:
Mykal_dp_concept.movMay 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm #31358
I use the video lightbox with mp4 files and it won’t play until the file is completely downloaded on to the computer. is this normal and what formats should I use for instant streaming? I heard that flv files are no longer compatible with Iphones, etc. Plus I don’t see any coding for f4v files.May 5, 2011 at 2:10 am #31359
mp4 files do not need to be fully downloaded before they can be played. Can you post a link to the page where you placed a mp4 file?May 5, 2011 at 2:42 am #31360
Okay they are playing but now the picture does not come up. I can hear the sound, it worked with the Flash Video Player with HTML5 by Rodrigo Violante but now the screen remains black. It is a very large file of 800mb and I am viewing it on my home computer.May 5, 2011 at 2:58 am #31361
I am sorry my link is: http://amsoil.syntheticmotoroilstoday.com and it is the second video half way down the page. The first video works just fine. The code I put in is:
[wp_lightbox_special_mp4_video link=”http://amsoil.syntheticmotoroilstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/amsoil-an-american-success-story.mp4″ width=640 height=480 source=”http://amsoil.syntheticmotoroilstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/image/amsoil-information-series/amsoil-company-history.png” title=”Amsoil an American Success Story”]
The .swf file works but the picture quality isn’t the same as the mp4 file which is razor sharp. This is the third video, I’ll use it if I have to but I know its not ipad and iphone friendly.
Thanks A Lot.May 5, 2011 at 3:28 am #31362
Your video is not encoded correctly:
[video src="http://amsoil.syntheticmotoroilstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/amsoil-an-american-success-story.mp4" /]
You just named it .mp4 but its actually a .mov file. Encode your video in the correct mp4 file format and then try it. Also something to keep in mind is that if you are creating .mov files then encode them using H.264 codec (this is the proper encode for web).May 5, 2011 at 4:04 am #31363
I think your issue could be related to this
The Adobe Flash component cannot start playing a video until it gets some important information about the file. This information is normally stored at the END of a typical MP4 file, so the entire video must be downloaded so the player can read that info before it can start playing.
To solve this issue you can move the information to the beginning of the file.
There are a few free tools out there that you can use to add this fix to your videos.
Let me know if it helps.May 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm #31364
Sweet, thanks.May 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm #31365
Is there another program besides http://renaun.com/blog/code/qtindexswapper/ I keep getting adobe’s Air software not installed properly even though it is. I uninstalled and reinstalled it many times. If not it is no big deal.May 7, 2011 at 1:04 am #31366
Not that I know of.May 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm #31367
Just a quick update. The plugin for the .swf files won’t work on my computer, I keep getting that the air plugin for adobe flash is not installed properly.
As far as the mp4 files go I still get a blank screen even though the software you told me about said it was now internet ready. The audio plays though: http://amsoil.syntheticmotoroilstoday.com/amsoil/videos/amsoil-information-series/amsoil-co-founder-and-president-aj-amatuzio-and-company-history/
As of now I am converting everything to .mov files. One question, how come we can’t use all boxes with all file types? There’s no full-screen mode for .mov files.
Also when I make the .mp4 files compatible for web using the AVS4You software it gives me a file extension of m4v, interesting. That is for apple ipod h.264 640X480. No problem really.
Thanks for the plugin;
JohnMay 10, 2011 at 1:24 am #31368
“I keep getting that the air plugin for adobe flash is not installed properly.” – If you don’t have the necessary component installed in the browser it won’t play. Its like you trying to play a flash video without the flash extension for Firefox.
I personally tested this software to move the video information on a .mov and .mp4 file to the start of the file and it worke fine:
Did you use that one?October 26, 2011 at 12:53 am #31369robthecomputerguyMember
Whenever you use a video conversion program, you must find the option for “Web Optimized” and if you don’t have that option, don’t use that converter.
“Web Optimized” will convert the video so it can start playing before it is fully loaded.
I’m not sure if this option, when it exists, exists for all formats, but it definitely does for MP4 and MKV.
I hope that helpsOctober 26, 2011 at 5:58 am #31370wpCommerceModerator
@robthecomputerguy, Thanks for the tips
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