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December 3, 2007, 2:22 pm
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Yes, using a receiver and a projector ;) Likewise, one can view
Quicktime files if one has suitable codecs installed or an alternative
media player - for example, I don't have Quicktime installed, but I do
have codecs that let me view such files in Windows Media Player.
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- Jonathan N. Little
December 3, 2007, 5:49 pm
- Jonathan N. Little
December 3, 2007, 7:27 pm
Ben C wrote:
That would have to be done client side, the server does not know nor
should it, what you have installed on your computer. Maybe Ajax. But
anyway whether it is MOV, AVI, MPEG the client is going to have to have
some type of application or plugin in order to view the file...
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The idea is the computer sends in its request headers the types of files
it would prefer.
So if the server sees Accept: video/quicktime then it gives the client
the .mov file. If it doesn't, but it does see Accept: video/avi, then
it delivers an avi instead, and that kind of thing.
But I don't know if anyone uses this for videos or if browsers reliably
send Accept headers for the plugins they have installed.
Indeed this is good advice. So many folks on Windows simply
cannot see .mov movies, I had a case of a woman the other day
saying she heard the soundtrack but not the visual of some film I
made. She was half way there in her "content-negotiation"!
The other thing I have done is give an explicit link with some
blah about QT being free, to download and install the QT player.
You can play .mov files on some other players than QT. Often the other
player must have a codec installed to play a format it does not
support out of the box. Both my WMP 11 and Real 11 beta players will
play .mov. As delivered, WMP does not play many formats belonging to
other player makers. However, there are many codecs you can download
to make it play .flac, .ape, assorted mp4 formats, etc. Real will play
several Microsoft formats as delivered as well as Real formats.
However I am not for sure that the average casual computer user will
even know about how to find codecs and install them to extend what a
player will do on their computer. By searching Google with something
like "WMP flac codec" you often can find a free codec to download
fairly fast. But be careful what you download and read the fine print.
A few free download sites are not so free when you find what "gifts"
they will give you in addition to the one you want. It is safer to go
to a group concerning the player of interest and asking there for a
source of a good codec.
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