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.
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. http://www215.megavideo.com/files/df...42cb7965810ff/
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. http://www.youtube.com/v/DlewcIRJvbY
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.
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.