For some reason the Flash player doesn't know what to play.

I submit a node, it creates my thumbnail and flv file that I can watch on my computer but not over the web.

nothing to see but a white block. anybody else get Movie not loaded still?
Help!

- By the way, on a related note, I think the Player.swf should no longer reside in the output directory as shown in the module help but in the files directory itself, as per a recent commit for 2.4.

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travist’s picture

You are right about the Player.swf... Let me know if it isn't working according to the commit for version 2.4.

Also, would you be willing to private message me and give me your server info? If I am to look into you problem, I would actually like to see your problem first hand.

Thanks,

Travis.

travist’s picture

Status:Active» Fixed

I noticed in another thread you got this module working... I am going to check this issue as fixed since it was most likely human error. Let me know otherwise.

Thanks,

Travis.

rubenk’s picture

Status:Fixed» Active

Something is really fishy. I am not using contemplate and a just adding [video] to my node after attaching the file. .i tried using vids.tpl.php and adding the video node php bit you suggested in another post. However, this only gives me two blank boxes, as expected...

You know, something I just realized is that (while I have 777 permissions in the file folder (which I know is insecure), I dont't know what perms are for the video subfolder i am using.
What's more is that I am using private file downloads. Is that a big no-no wih the module?

PS - Thanls for your excellent support.

travist’s picture

This was a problem that stumped me for a while. The reason that the FlashVideo Module doesn't seem to work with private downloads is because the Player.swf video player needs to be accessed from within an <object> tag, and since your file system is set to private, your object will not be able to find the player.

Lucky for you, there is a way to get around this... All you will need to do is create a "dummy node" and only use it to upload the Player.swf player into the Drupal system.

Here is how to create your "dummy node". First, make sure that you have attachments enabled for the Page node type (you can do this by going to Administer >> Content Types and then click on Page). Next, you will just create a new Page by going to Create Content >> Page. Give it any title you like ("Dummy Node".... or "Flash Player"), and then where it says Attachments, you will want to attach your player to that node. Make sure your publishing options does NOT say "Promote to front page" (you don't want to be confusing your visitors with this dummy node being on the front page), and then hit submit. What you have just done is create an entry in your files database that includes your Player.swf file. Now, when you try to access it, the Private file server within Drupal will be able to serve up the Player like any other file within its files database.

rubenk’s picture

Status:Active» Fixed

Great. That did it. Is there any way to change the part that says

"Changes made to the attachments are not permanent until you save this post. The first "listed" file will be included in RSS feeds." when uploading as part of a video node? I'll open a new issue for that I suppose

Anonymous’s picture

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for two weeks with no activity.