Media file gets error!

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April 17, 2010 at 14:41:11
Specs: Vista SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
I'm hoping someone can shed some light on an issue I am having with my web site. I have two exact same video files. One runs at 45 Kbps for modem users and one runs at 158 Kbps for DSL users. The faster one does not load in Media Player for some reason. It says the player can't load the file. I checked all my HTML and it is pointing to the correct file path and file name. I am using Verizon. Do they have some quirky thing where you can't load a file on your site above a certain transfer rate? I can't imagine they do but they do have all other kinds of restrictions too, such as limited scripting and no ASP capabilities.

Also, does anyone know how to make a version of your video that will run on a mobile phone? My videos are in Windows Movie File format to be played in Media Player. As I do not have Windows Mobile on my phone, files created for Media Player won't play.

Thank you.

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April 17, 2010 at 23:18:03
Does the video file play when you open it directly in Windows
Media Player?

Does it play when you click on a local copy of your website?

To make the file playable on a mobile phone, it depends what
formats your phone will accept. There are various free converters
you can download and various that will do your conversion online.
Google and you should find some of them.

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April 22, 2010 at 07:17:59
Thanks for responding. My account had a problem or I would have responded back sooner. Anyway, I solved the DSL file problem by just creating a link to the file instead of embedding it in the page, which was the way I had it originally. And yes, the site works(ed) locally with no problem.
I had to change the format of the DSL file to mpg and just link to it; that worked. The moblie phone file is in 3GP; my phone supports it and I can launch it locally on the PC with either Quick Time or Windows Media Player. However, over the web the file gets downloaded as a binary file with weird characters in it. Apparently, when transmitted over the web, the phone or the PC don't now what to do with it.
I'm investigating WML to see if that will work, but my ISP might not support WML files.
Or I really need to find out if there is a way to play your web site video files on a mobile phone. My phone has the WAP browser. I guess I'll have to keep searching for a solution. Thanks for your input.

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