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FLV video not displaying - only get white box (18 posts)

  1. VBPartners
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi... I was highly recommended your plugin and i'm real close to getting it to work.. just need some help.

    The URL is http://www.arizonaslimbeats.com/wordpress
    (you should see the white box for the FLV in the first post)

    in the Settings/video quicktags > FLV - I added the URL: http://www.arizonaslimbeats.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/videos/intro.flv and the video displays fine in the preview.

    I'm having trouble getting it to show in the post though.

    I added, in the post, [flv]http://www.arizonaslimbeats.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/videos/intro.flv[/flv] but only the white box shows up.

    My 2 questions -
    1. how do i get the video itself to show up (get rid of the white box)
    2. how do i get it to autostart playing?

    thanks a bunch in advance for your time :)

  2. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Looks like you removed the example which means I can't help.

  3. VBPartners
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    HI.... not sure i understand what you mean "removed the example."

    I just checked the Welcome post (which is sticky) and it has the following:

    [flv]http://www.arizonaslimbeats.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/videos/intro.flv[/flv]

    Please advise.... would love to be able to use this plugin. Just not sure what i'm doing or not doing....

    thanks...appreciate your help.

  4. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    I didn't realize you weren't showing videos on the homepage. I see it now.

    Please edit the post and then switch to the HTML view and double check your post. I see a bunch of extra HTML that shouldn't be there and it's breaking the URL to the video file.

  5. VBPartners
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    wow... who would have thought that a couple of <p> </p> tags would cause so much trouble!

    thanks a bunch for your time and help, it's much appreciated.

  6. VBPartners
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    One more question :)

    The video only works with i open the Welcome post itself http://arizonaslimbeats.com/wordpress/archives/11

    Is there a way to get it to play on the main page (without having to click on the post)? I was hoping that the video would start once someone entered the site.

    http://arizonaslimbeats.com/wordpress/

  7. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Your theme is likely using the_excerpt() (which strips HTML tags) instead of the_content() in it's index.php.

  8. HowieG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi

    I have the same problem. Video only shows in post not on the main page. On main page I only get the link, a white box and some code.
    Have looked in the index.php but can´t find any "excerpt()". Here is the example: myldring.com, post nr 4.

    thanx for helping out!

  9. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try switching to the default theme and disabling all plugins temporarily.

  10. HowieG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I switched to default theme and then everything seems to work fine, video shows up at main page too. But switching back to my custom theme and the same problem again. Have any idea for a solution for this?

    thanx!

  11. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Not sure, sorry. It's hard to know without seeing your theme's source code.

  12. HowieG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi

    I´m happy to post source code if you still want to help. What kind of code do you need to see?

    Appreciate you helping out!

  13. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think posting the source of your index.php file to pastebin.com should be helpful, as would a link to your site so I can see it for myself.

  14. HowieG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    here is the index.php; http://pastebin.com/RrsQCbK3
    the site is http://www.myldring.com

  15. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    art_post() is what's outputting your post and is likely using the_excerpt(). The only solution is to go find where art_post() is defined (probably in your functions.php) and change out the excerpt call.

  16. HowieG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    here is my functions.php code; http://pastebin.com/mvNuQyd3 But could not find where to change the excerpt call.

  17. HowieG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi

    changed one excerpt call in my functions.php and now the video shows up on main site too, thanx! But do you know why the player just is loading when you press play, need to pause and then play to get it working.

  18. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Not sure, sorry.

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