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    Sharepoint, Vista and streaming media!!!!

    What a combination to start with!!! Anyway.

    I have created a document library in a page and the intention is to upload the wmv files for staff to watch. Simple eh! Well the problem is the files open fine on the networked computers in the school, but when showing the head on his stand alone laptop the media file did not play, making me look stupid telling him that it did work.
    The files are all wmv. They work fine in firefox of course.

    If you have any ideas i would be grateful.

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    Maybe its worth giving this media player webpart a shot, and embed it on a sharepoint page

    Media Player Web Part: Updated - Alex Pearce's Learning Gateway Blog - Learning Gateway UG

    Apart from that, was the laptop over wireless? what was the signal like?

    If you copy the URL go to media player press CTRL+U and paste the URL in does it work that way?

    James.

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    Hi James,

    Thanks for the reply, we are part of a managed service and therefore i cannot install webparts .

    The laptops used were both over wired LAN. The files work fine on my desktop which is on RM c3 running xp and IE7. Laptops are on Vista IE7. A collegues laptop on wireless running xp and IE7 works fine.

    Copying the url into media player works.
    Last edited by gpjt; 8th July 2009 at 10:56 AM.

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    Time for me to jump in as well....!

    Thats a pain being a managed service. I will double check our environment, and come back you you.

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    Have you access to edit web parts? Can you create lists ? I've just spoken to somebody who has been using 2 lists and a crousel to show vids?

    1 list to store, 2nd list for thumb nails and the carousel in a content editor webpart. I'll try and post a solution if I get hold of him.

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    if you had access to the content editor webpart you could create some html code to put in the webpart that will load the video on the page. Have a look at this code

    If you are using a https site change all the http to https

    A.

    <table border='0' cellpadding='0' align="left">
    <tr><td>
    <OBJECT id='mediaPlayer' width="320" height="285"
    classid='CLSID:22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95'
    codebase='http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab#Version=5,1,52,701'
    standby='Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components...' type='application/x-oleobject'>
    <param name='fileName' value="http://servername/path/to/media.file">
    <param name='animationatStart' value='true'>
    <param name='transparentatStart' value='true'>
    <param name='autoStart' value="true">
    <param name='showControls' value="true">
    <param name='loop' value="true">
    <EMBED type='application/x-mplayer2'
    pluginspage='http://microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/en/download/'
    id='mediaPlayer' name='mediaPlayer' displaysize='4' autosize='-1'
    bgcolor='darkblue' showcontrols="true" showtracker='-1'
    showdisplay='0' showstatusbar='-1' videoborder3d='-1' width="320" height="285"
    src="http://servername/path/to/media.file" autostart="true" designtimesp='5311' loop="true">
    </EMBED>
    </OBJECT>
    </td></tr>
    <!-- ...end embedded WindowsMedia file -->
    <!-- begin link to launch external media player... -->
    <tr><td align='center'>
    <a href="http://servername/path/to/media.file" style='font-size: 85%;' target='_blank'>Launch in external player</a>
    <!-- ...end link to launch external media player... -->
    </td></tr>
    </table>

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    Ah thats a bit of a pain aint it, thats one of the reasons we moved from a manage service because we couldn't install webparts etc. It's Rather annoying!.

    Sorry i didn't catch your reply, seems Alex has now beat me to it now .

    James.

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    carousel to show vids using thumbnails

    I guess if you cannot install webparts you maynot be able to do this and it needs SD with admin rights for the site( be carefull with SD)

    It is a carousel to show vids using thumbnails


    Create two libraries, one for the video thumbnails (just jpg files) and the other to hold the actual videos. Within the video library link it to the thumbnails, so that when you upload a video you have to select a thumbnail (Obviously this means you need a thumbnail in the first place!)

    Make sure that the thumbnail name is the same as the video.

    Using the files from here:

    jCarousel - Riding carousels with jQuery


    You can build the carousel. Don't connect it to the libraries, but just make sure it works!

    Then add the video thumbnail library to the page (this is all in SharePoint Designer) using xsl.

    Then move the carousel code into the xsl code adding an anchor link around the thumbnail image.

    Add the video embed code (standard html) and give the it an ID.

    Add an onclick javascript around the anchor tag so that you send the name of the thumbnail to the video player.

    Works with wmv files

    Thanks to my bud BMB

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