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.
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.
Works with wmv files
Thanks to my bud BMB