Well in Windows XP, using IE7 anyway, the steps to get into the Temp Internet Files folder are (from the browser menu)
Browsing History, Settings
this will open the folder and you should see all the files. Deleting them all, then closing the folder and viewing new Web sites and videos should put a whole bunch of files back in there. Go through the steps above again and you should see them, if not, it must be the wrong folder. If you found the files once, they will be there again. Once you get to the correct folder, take note of the address in the address bar and copy that into Notepad or something so you can find that folder again. Then close everything out, follow the path that was in the address bar until you find that folder again. Right click and create a shortcut that you can put on your desktop or someplace handy. That makes it much quicker to check into your temp folder for urls or downloaded stuff.
actually, im using Firefox currently
hmm, i managed to get to the proper temporary internet files, and i can also see the URL's!
however, the megavideo url's dont seem to work on my player
all my other videos show up, but not my megavideo video
do you know of a player i could use that will support a playlist with megavideo videos as well?
thanks again for replying!
Last edited by mfsgoten; 10-26-2008 at 03:23 PM.
So other URLs work but not one like this from megavideo?
unfortunately video urls like that do not work at all
thanks again for the reply
Can you show me an example of the xml file or whatever you are using that IS working for you?
this is the XML file that i am currently using with the JW Media Player
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<playlist version='1' xmlns='http://xspf.org/ns/0/'>
Looks like your player is using some other relationship to the URL. How about this..will this work for you as a <location>?
that did not work either
which leads me to believe that the problem is the video player rather than the URL.
i think the JW Media player is not compatible with Megavideo for some reason
im trying to find another player that might work.. but no luck so far
What I'm finding is that the <location> is not the same as the <url>.
I'm guessing a little here but it seems that the <location> returns a whole lot of stuff while the <url> returns the address to the video file.
Try this... clean out all files from your Temp Internet. Then copy this into the address bar of your browser.
You will be asked to Save or Open. This is the URL to the actual file, you can download the actual file.
Then try this, using a <location> from your code, copy and paste it directly into your address bar.
Be sure you have emptied out your cache first so you see exactly what you get with this <location>
There's a whole lot of stuff besides the video URL.
I'm guessing that with the sheer volumn of videos they deal with it's impossible to use video1, video2, etc. and so they are using a DB and scripting to access the videos, which expresses itself as that long drawn out url you see in YouTube (actual video URL) and megavideo. This may include the current placement on the html page... and notice it's also given an expiration time, meaning that this may work for a while put will it work after the expiration date?
The player I am using uses actual video URLs, not the <location>.
Now I really have no idea if this has made things more complicated and confusing or not... not sure where to go from here.
sorry about that delay in reply
hmm, well i had actually found one player that could play megavideo playlists, however when i asked someone else to view the page, the playlist did not work for them
the next day when i checked the playlist, it did not work at all
so now i guess im back to trying to find a proper play that could play megavideo playlists
is the player you are using available on the net to download by any chance? or was it personally created by you?
thanks alot for the reply and immediate help!
The player is one I created myself. I'll take a look around and see if I have a version I could pass on... but not tonite...it's been a long day, I'm tired...
thanks alot! that would be great! :P sorry for all the trouble i have caused you tho
you've helped me out so much!
I'll attach a player that you can try out. It has both a Welcome screen xml message and a xml playlist.
I went back and plugged in the Megavideo address that originally worked only to find that it didnít work any more. Apparently they switch the locations around as new videos or more poplar ones come in. The player works fine but the actual url is no longer valid.
Play with this player to see if you can use something like this. This is a custom creation to illustrate the type of work I do. If the actionscript works for you, then you can create your own or have a custom one designed for you.
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