View Full Version : playing video ... please help

08-27-2006, 11:04 AM
i am trying to publish a page and on that page is a player that auto starts with a movie 741 mb avi so when a person enters the page the film starts to play only i cant get it to publish its pprob too big i know but i was willin to let it try all night but it just keeps crashin b.v i.e it says not responding so is there another way
at the moment i am trying to upload in file manger the movie file then say have a link to it so the persons own player will play t but this not what i want also i tried to publish just a blank page with just the player and film and still it wont have it i was trying to create a pop up window in my browswer like i do with small trailers

there must be a way help befroe i lose all my marbles

08-27-2006, 12:25 PM
Allstar, don't be panic http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/images/icons/icon10.gif. you can do anything you want but you have to be patient. 741 mb is very big file, actually although Bv keep freezing the window it was transfering your file. but if you don't want to see your window crashing and not responding you can use another way. create your page add with whatever you want ( banner, button, image, etc)
insert the player in your page but without adding the movie file inside the player. save your page let say you save as movie.html and then publish as it is. now go to file manager control panel, Upload your real movie file (741 mb) untill this you are safe. the last while you are in cp file manager click the file of your page (movie.html) and then click edit, in this file you have to find this code :
EMBED src=""
and you have to add your movie name inside the quote ie:
EMBED src="your movie.avi" .save the change and you are done

08-27-2006, 12:45 PM
lmao i love you so much loli will try to understand what you have said and implement it , i am at the moment trying to uplaod the movie file withcore ftp to my folder which it is saying a day lol but will persist
you truly are a star my freind

08-28-2006, 09:48 AM
lol yes thanks it is all ok but my prob now is it takes for ever to load in my browser, the thing is when i tried this originaly in preveiw it was realy good so i went ahead and now im on a mission im sure you understand

what can i do to say convert it so its more compressed i suppose at the moment i only have the full film in avi and nothing else to try , what is the best format to upload?

08-30-2006, 12:52 AM
I used Windows Media Player for my movie, which is quite large. It took about 15 - 20 minutes to publish. Try to publish when the internet is not so busy. (ie: early morning.)

08-30-2006, 01:23 AM
Good thinking Costume Lady..

Now, VH tells us that maximum page size should be no more than 8MG.. But that is only for the page itself.. So, your movie file size shouldn't matter.. (Even though I think 471MG is mighty huge and if you have 10 people watching this thing your traffic will hit the roof).

I have done a couple of sample pages about movies.. specially trailers.. If you view the source on these pages, you will see the code that was used and perhaps duplicate it.. If you are not familiar with Media Player, I've also published a small tutorial about background music, but the thery remains the same... Although there could be bigger and better pages, you can have a look at these 3:


Hope this helps.

08-30-2006, 01:35 AM
Silly me.. I had removed some images, but I just put them back on now.. those pages should be ok now.

08-30-2006, 04:10 AM

Don't waste your time trying to get the file to play. That file is bigger than the amount of information on an entire CD. Video files that big for people to view are compressed. Even with broadband speed, it would take close to forever for the viewer to download. If you have a friend who has a video authoring program, have him compress the file for you. Or buy a compression program if you are going to be working with a lot of movies/clips. Sorensen Squeeze or Sorensen Spark is the best. I use it every day without error. Hundred meg files are compressed down to about 10 meg. or less without visible loss in quality.

Most of the videos on my site except the intro were over 100 meg before compression. Check it out for yourself. www.e-webvideo.com (http://www.e-webvideo.com) I'm not an expert but I've also had to learn the hard way. If I can be of help....


08-30-2006, 09:26 AM
Hmmm I'll have a look at those myself!

08-30-2006, 11:42 PM
Nice videos, Carlos and the music page is real clear sounding.

08-31-2006, 12:05 AM
Nice videos, Carlos and the music page is real clear sounding.

Thank you Costume Lady.. I just can't believe I could work something out.. I'm a bit slow on the tech front, so I'm happy with that progress.. still learning here.

Cheers luv.

08-31-2006, 12:35 AM
You are "techy" and have an answer for everything. Good stuff.

08-31-2006, 10:05 AM
yes he does thank goodness, hey i can compress with windows movie maker but it is rubish after i got pinnacle 9 studio but for some reason it wont open the files ggrr
i cant find a CHEAP version of sorrensen squeeze or spark any where can any one help there?
wow jack i realy need soreonsen lol i just had a look at yours great mate

09-01-2006, 03:06 PM

Find someone with Flash 8 Pro, a common high end website building program. With it comes Sorensen Spark. Maybe they could compress those large files for you. If you only have one, maybe they could do it for a small fee.

I am confused. Did you say you compressed something in Windows Movie maker and then tried to open it in Studio 9? It should be the other way around. Author your project in Studio nine and then output it to your computer folder as a DV/AVI file. Then try your options at compressing.

I doubt you are close to Iowa so I can't be of much help.

09-01-2006, 04:44 PM
lmao jack you are so right im not near iowa thanks any way ive now got saronson 4.3 sqeeze and ive got dvd ripper and to be honest i can get a single copy in wmv format but saronson wont compress it for me? into a wmv file it started to do it in swv before but i gave up as last time i did this there was no sound i am still trying to get the right combination of software to do the job thee file im trying to squeeze now is over 1gig so i need to get it done lol

are well onward and upward as they say

09-01-2006, 05:16 PM
I neglected to notice you are located across the pond, that place where they have pubs instead of bars. Sorry about that.
A WMV file is already compressed a bit. Sorensen does not work with compressed files of a significant degree. It really needs to be an avi file or dv file for Sorensen to do you any good. If this is the way you prefer, try to make the file in WMV and export the completed clip to Pinnacle where you can author to dv/avi. Then Sorenson compression will work. I work with Pinnacle Studio 10 and Sorensen only and have no problems.
Cheerio, ol' chap.

09-01-2006, 05:19 PM
lol just deletd pinnacle 9 this morn gggrrrr thanks any way mate will try to get it back thanks