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FrontPage 2003: View .MPG


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I've created a short video as an MPG file. I can view it using a variety of players including Windows Media Player so I know the file is ok.

I am working on a website, using FrontPage 2003, and want to play the video within a page when that page is opened. According to the Help Text, I should click Insert, point to picture, click on video, select the video file, and click on Open. All of which I've done; however, when I preview the page, nothing happens. There's just a small, meaningless icon on the page.

Any assistance/suggestions on how to get the video to play would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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how large is the movie. Perhaps the movie is still loading.

Also, paste your source code here. Right Click on the webpage and do view source.
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Hi - thanks for the response!

It actually is a pretty huge file right now (47M) - I certainly wouldn't publish it at this size - I was checking to see how it would display by using Preview in FrontPage. I don't think it is a problem with loading because I've left the page up for quite a while.

Here's what the code looks like...
<img border="0" dynsrc="file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/My%20Webs/Aiki%20Designs%20LLC/images/Demo1%20-%20Jennifer.mpg" start="fileopen"></p>

Thanks for your help!
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well are you viewing this page on a web site or just as a local site. In order to view it on a website, the video also needs to be uploaded to the site. When you save a page in FrontPage that requires files to be publish, it will usually alert you to publish files.

you could also trying embedding the video:
<embed src="filename.mpg"></embed>


if you have questions, feel free to ask.
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I am viewing the page in FrontPage; I updated it in design view and then switched to Preview to see it. Here are the instructions I was following...
Embed a video
In Page view, at the bottom of the document window, click Design .
Position the insertion point where you want to insert a video.
On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click Video.
Locate and click the video file, and then click Open.
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To view the video, in Page view, at the bottom of the document window, click Preview .

The above does nothing but give me a meaningless icon on the page.

Your suggestion to embed the video, however, at least got me a video player on the page but I got an error message saying that the file I am attempting to play has an extension that does not match the file format. Playing the file may result in unexpected behavior.

It then asks if I want to try to play the file. I click "yes" but nothing happens.

If I double click the file in windows explorer, it fires up windows media player and plays without a problem so I know there is nothing wrong with the file or the extension.

Here's what the code looks like...
<embed src="demo1 - jennifer.mpg"></embed>

Thanks again for your help!
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ok well go back to how frontpage instructs you to. Have you tried saving the page and opening the page in a Internet browser like IE?
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Yes, I have tried that - nothing. :tazz:

I think that .mpg extension is the culprit. Do you know how I might convert the file .wmv?

Thanks!
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Ditto,

It was in fact the mpg extension. Well, at least in part. The insert video instructions that I got from FrontPage help still did not work; however, when I converted the file to .wmv AND used the code you suggested for embedding, it worked like a charm! Thanks so much!

Hey, new question (if you don't mind), I created the navigation links on each page exactly the same (Insert, navigation) with the exception of not selecting "home" on the actual homepage. I used the same style on every page but the links display differently on the homepage. They are consistent everywhere else. Any thoughts on what I can check? I've tried deleting it and readding several times. It looks exactly right in design and preview views but not when I publish it.

Thanks again for your help!
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Hey, new question (if you don't mind), I created the navigation links on each page exactly the same (Insert, navigation) with the exception of not selecting "home" on the actual homepage. I used the same style on every page but the links display differently on the homepage. They are consistent everywhere else. Any thoughts on what I can check? I've tried deleting it and readding several times. It looks exactly right in design and preview views but not when I publish it.



Could i see the pages by any chance?
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Ditto,

I resolved the problem by going to "link bar properties" and putting a check box next to "home page" under "additional pages." I did not have that selected originally because I was trying to avoid having a home page navigation link on the actual homepage but I guess that screws things up for some reason.

If you are still interested though, the site is at www.aikidesigns.com.

Thanks again for your assistance!
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