Struggling for Months: Controls Always Disappear8 replies [Last post]
System specs and web-authoring app used:
--- WinXP Home on Pentium D, FrontPage 2003 .
I have had to give up over and over trying to create a single or playlist media player with controls. This occurs whether using the downloaded "mediaplayer" files or using the online wizard:
--- Every time I input the file's actual dimensions, the controls disappear, and I get autoplay. (I recently got v.3.14, but the issue happens with that one too, as well as the very recently updated online wizard.)
Seemingly due to this, the stand-in .jpg file doesn't show up in the single player either.
I read somewhere at your site -- yet obviously don't understand something about a 20 pixel default height difference so as to show the player. Tried all kinds of adding and subtracting in height vars, no-go.
--- The desired file's current resolution/dimensions
--- The two pages to check out as reference (view page source for code also).
--- Closing Qs
--- Size of file: 400x300 SWF and/or FLV
--- For now, that is the only file I have, but would like to add more later ( use playlist version of player).
1. Barebone "Mediaplayer" Test Page
I copied everything from the unzipped pre-3.14 "mediaplayer" folder which I uploaded to folder at my site. This so as to work out the problems using the virgin single player and playlist player .html page you included in said .zip.
Hence, all of your files are in there.
The only addition are the .SWF and .FLV versions of my video.
As you will see, the single and playlist files autostart.
Feel free to shut 'em up.
2. Eventual Destination Page
The second page is the eventual desired destination of the single player or playlist player once I get through this hurdle. Its online folder contains the identical video in the page above.
Here are my Qs:
--- A) PLAYER CONTROLS ISSUE
It's probably very simple, but what is wrong with my code to cause both the controls and the still image to not show up? It is SO frustrating to hit this brick wall.
--- B) PLAYER POSITION OPTION
Once I fix this, how does one (or can one even) put a player inside a table so that one can position it exactly where one wants to on a page. On the second page, the default top alignment is OK, but this will not always be the case.
I prefer using a table then absolute position x/y values.
--- C) "FAST START"
Previously, this destination page streams the file fine -- starts right away. Other times, it seems to need to load the whole file before playing. I want to avoid this once I master your player/s.
Or perhaps it's more of a server issue or that one has to load up, but I have the identical video embedded in a MySpace page (also without controls), and that one fire up just fine every time .
What's going on and is there some fix or way to minimize to this?
I just want my viewers to have the most efficient and viewer-friendly experience.
My apologies for being such a newbie and/or seemingly code-stupid.
Page links are below.
Thank you for your help,
~ Philip Knight
1. --- "VIRGIN" MEDIAPLAYER TEST PAGE: http://www.compassionsensuality.net/Truth/METRUTH%20EMBED/mediaplayer.html
2. --- EVENTUAL DESTINATION PAGE: