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Poster: JimiMod Date: May 16, 2016 1:43pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Not in library

I've scoured the FAQ for close to a year, followed the suggestions, not followed the suggestions and the result is the same. I can't get MY videos to play, but seldom, if ever have issues with those others have uploaded.

I feel like a dork -- it ain't rocket science and I have complete success everywhere else I post.

If you'd care to see the different types of video formats I've used, please feel free to inspect, but I'm here to tell ya, it makes no difference what I upload.

The FAQ says "Upload the HIGHEST REZ you have," so I did. Then tried smaller, then smaller, then smallest. MP4, mov, H264, tried shoving 8mm film into my disk drive, and I'm done.

The tiniest of the tiny stops and starts, and often just stops period. Dang! It's ll embarrassing!

You have a trick up your sleeve? I'm betting I' the only one that can't watch my videos. That's the way my world works. If there's a way for it to be exactly wrong, I will find it without fail.

Even this will not play without faltering, 2 minutesw, and medium rez.
https://archive.org/details/AgonyThe

Angst in Albuquerque

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: May 16, 2016 6:56pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Not in library

recache and see if it plays better now.

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Poster: JimiMod Date: Jun 1, 2016 10:45pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Not in library

Caches and such are in my pocket so to speak, and I'd done what you suggested before, but did it again as your answer led me to believe you'd done something on your end that would cause a change. There has been no change.

I've exported varying degrees of definition of certain troublesome films on IA which originated with me, and have found that a medium resolution mov file (720 which some call HD) SEEMS to work better, but sometimes not?

No one looks at what I put up anyway, so it really doesn't matter. I wanted to say thanks for the cache reminder and let you know that I continued running tests and found no quantitative answer.

If I do happen to stumble onto something that works, I will let you know.

The weird part is I have ZERO difficulty streaming uploads from everyone but myself... That's a real WTF kinda deal, and those are the things that keep me awake in the daytime.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jun 2, 2016 9:23am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Not in library

i have no problem streaming https://archive.org/details/AgonyThe

it might be the codec you are using. i'd suggest uploading your mp4 files with .mpeg4 as the extension rather than .mp4 that way our system will create a web-friendly .mp4

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Poster: JimiMod Date: Jun 2, 2016 12:43pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Not in library

Crap - nothing that renders that designator but these two look the most likely to offer something friendlier? I dunno.

Sending the conversions listed under the 'streaming video' heading and an avi conversion that sounds like a winner.

Would you care to opine?

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Poster: JimiMod Date: Jun 2, 2016 12:28pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Not in library

The file you linked to? It played for me last night for the first time, which happened to be after a system restart.

Just thought I'd let ya know.

This is the one that fails consistently.
https://archive.org/details/CessationEXPONEStep3QuietAndCredits

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jun 2, 2016 1:13pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Not in library

plays fine for me. derived by our system from your mov. YMMV

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Poster: JimiMod Date: Jun 2, 2016 1:15pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Not in library

It just played for me too! LOL

It's running now on my other system while I'm exporting it from a movie player called "MPEG STREAMCLIP."

Unfortunately they went out of business in 2011, but the software is the best I've found (free) that offers the easiest and most precise method of pulling clips - you can adjust it to the frame with the L&R arrow keys which is something Quicktime doesn't offer.

Plus you can pull clips without having to 1. pull a clip clumsily with QT using their trim function. 2 Restart the film, STREAMCLIP lets you just pull the damn clip and move on the the next one with a 'save' function.

it'a about 100 times better than QT for ease of operation. Marc Mintz was over a few months ago and frowned on it, but he's such fancy-pants writer now (Practical Paranoia) he has little time to sit around and bullshit with me - the guy that helped him start his gig in the first place, so he just sneered at it and left.

The linked to file PLAYED without interruption on my other system - it just finished.

Now I'm thinking I should leave it alone?

One more question - I'm an anti-theist, but if there's a god, why does he hate me? This has been a huge thorn in my keester, and now it's magically gone?

Was the purpose of this whole exercise for me to bother you?

Again?

Thanks Jeff -- I'm gonna leave it alone. I'll Go find out which one of the six I was testing ended up in there.

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Poster: JimiMod Date: Jun 2, 2016 12:25pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Not in library

I have conversion software that I believe allows me to do just that.
I'll give it a try right now.

Thank you for the advice and your time.