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[resolved] Need assistance with mp4 video (23 posts)

  1. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been pulling my hair out trying to embed four mp4 videos into my blog. Two plugins I have tried play audio, with no video. The native Media Uploader for WordPress starts the video, but then the video just stops.

    Is there a way to stream an mp4 video with little or no hesitation through WordPress?

    I never wanted to be a video technician...

  2. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Bump.

    Put in another two hours working on this. Would appreciate any and all help I could get. When I search 'mp4', I find there are a lot people with problems with this, but there are no solutions posted.

    Thanks,
    Mike

  3. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Bump.

    I've converted the files to flv. So I can embed the video either way. Again, please let me know if you have a solution so I broadcast these videos.

    Thanks,
    Mike

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I usually upload all my videos to youtube, and then link them to my blog using this
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/vipers-video-quicktags/

    But, that plugin also works for your own videos hosted on your server

  5. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I converted my m4 videos flv and put them on my website as
    Mp4 you need to embed an apple quicktime mediaplayer and if a visitor does not quicktime installed they will not be able see video.

  6. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't want to upload to YouTube because I would like to host the video myself.

    I tried the viper plugin, and it does not work for videos posted on your own server.

    Thanks for your help, Voodoo. I know there must be a solution out there as there are a number of posts which involve this issue, and not one includes an answer. They just say 'topic resolved' with no solution.

    It seems like it should be very simple. I'm stumped.

    Mike

  7. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Patel, how do you embed an Apple Quicktime Mediaplayer? Do you need Quicktime Pro? I do not have that.

    Thanks for your help,
    Mike

  8. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As I said I converted all my mp4 to flv so that i can add them on my website as flash is widely used and quicktime is apple and mostly mac would have it and windows will have install on computer.

  9. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you Patel, but I do not understand what you are saying. I do have quick time installed on my pc, but only pro has the 'export to web' option. I do not have quick time pro. I did convert the files to flv, but I still as yet have not found an embedded flv player for my blog.

    How did you embed the quick time player into your site?

    Thanks,
    Mike

  10. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I do have quick time installed on my pc, but only pro has the 'export to web' option. I do not have quick time pro.

    You have quicktime on your computer what I am saying is that not all your visitors will have quicktime on their computer so they will not be able to see your videos.

    while Flash most of them will have it and will be able see your videos and if they do not have one then it only take seconds to install adobe flash.

  11. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Patel, I understand what you are saying. I know the difference between quick time and adobe flash. What I need is a stable player that I can embed into my blog to play the video (either in mp4 or flv).

    Mike

  12. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok now understand you want a player on the server so that its played on the server if so you can see I have one on my website in video tutorial that has playlist of videos.

    I am using wordtube is plugin and you need upload 2 player files in wp-content/uploads and upload your flv videos on server and setup plugin.

  13. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, I just spent a couple hours with the WordTube plugin, and that is not working for me either. I loaded the JWplayer in the correct folder. The settings detect the flash player. But Media->wordtube displays a red warning box which says- 'The Flash player is not detected. Please recheck if you uploaded it and verify the path in the wordTube settings.'

    When I put '[media id=1]' into my html, I don't get anything on my site. So I am back where I started from.

    Mike

  14. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You will have to create uploads folder in wp-content as there not one there by default and upload those two files in uploads folder.

  15. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did that. FLV files are in uploads folder. FLV files are showing in media->wordtube in the Media Library. They all have #s.

  16. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you put those two files in uploads folder as they are players files.

    If they show in Media wordtube did you put them in play list if so all you have to do now is add to post or page using short code.

  17. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did that. Put short code in. Still not working. Tried playlist short code. Still not working.

    You can't tell me there isn't someone on this forum who doesn't know how to do this. This issue has been marked 'resolved' on the topics I searched. If only those individuals had shared how the resolved it.

    I promise, I will tell you exactly how I resolve this issue, for future users.

    Mike

  18. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can see that I am using the plugin on my website so its working.

    All I did was upload the two player files in uploads folder.
    Upload all my videos in a folder using ftp in public_html
    then go to wordtube and I see that it was no warning and had found the player here wp-content/uploads/player.swf

    go in Media wordtube

    Click on Playlist Preview edit
    as I did not have play list I created one
    than click on

    add new media file

    fill in title author description and than put a url in

    URL to media file
    my case /video/filename.flv
    tick the playlist I want this file on right.
    and
    click Add Media file

    When I done that I can see the video and repeat that for each videos I want in that play list

    add the short code that is above the video in page.

  19. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does not work for me. Nothing shows on the page at all after I update the post with html short code. I followed the same exact steps as you, and it doesn't work at all.

    So, the question must be, why isn't working? Why does it work for you and not for me? That, my friend, I could not tell you.

    Mike

  20. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does the video show when you add video to playlist you can play it there in admin

  21. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Something else must be going on here. I uploaded the videos at Vimeo, and now I can't even embed those into WordPress. Only the links show, and not the video frame.

    Does anyone know why I'm unable to even embed YouTube videos or Vimeo videos when I had no problem before? Is this something with the 3.0 version?

  22. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    can not be version 3.0 as I am using version 3.0 and have youtube video on my website.

  23. therockist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, something was wonky within the post itself. I don't know what, because I don't no sh&t about code and whatnot. All I did was cut the text from the post, delete it, start a new post, paste in the content, and finally paste the Vimeo embed code. But watch out! If you toggle between html and visual, WordPress screws up your Vimeo code. So try not to toggle between them.

    This is the only thing that worked for me.

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